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DA to Seek Death Penalty in Tulsa Shootings

AFRICANGLOBE - Prosecutors said Friday they would seek the death penalty against the two men charged in an April 2012 Tulsa shootings. The rampage killed three Black people and left two others wounded.

Running Battles Over Fundamental Rights in North Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - Liberals, theocrats and soldiers in Egypt and Tunisia are fighting running battles over the powers and privileges they can enshrine in their founding political texts.

Cleveland Killings Highlight Epidemic of Police Violence in U.S.

AFRICANGLOBE - In Cleveland, Ohio on November 29, Malissa Williams and Timothy Russell, both unarmed, were killed in a hail of 137 bullets fired by 13 officers. On December 15, Chicago police shot and killed Jamaal Moore, who was unarmed, after they struck him with a police car. On August 11, police chased down and executed Darrius Kennedy in broad daylight in New York City.

Egypt: Council Halts Man’s Attempt to Marry 14-Year-Old Girl

A unit that is dedicated to battling human trafficking in Egypt has succeeded to halt an attempt of having a 14-year-old girl married. The unit - that is part of the National Council for Motherhood and Childhood - made the young girl's father pledge he would not have his daughter married before she reaches the legal age.

Haiti to Overhaul Adoption Laws to Protect its Children

AFRICANGLOBE - Haiti will begin reforms on its adoption laws in order to curb human trafficking and child abuse issues that plague the country....

Jordan Davis: Death Of Another Unarmed Black Teenager

AFRICANGLOBE - Florida’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ law is back in the news with the shooting death of another unarmed Black teenager, Jordan Davis.Florida’s controversial...

More Algerians Arrive to Support Al-Qaeda In Northern Mali

AFRICANGLOBE - Several dozen Algerian terrorists have arrived in Timbuktu to support armed Arab groups controlling northern Mali, who have toughened their application of...

Uganda Leaders Promise Anti-Gay Law as ‘Christmas Gift’ to Ugandans

AFRICANGLOBE - Though gay sex is already illegal in Uganda, the speaker of Uganda’s parliament promises that an even stricter anti-gay law will easily...

Black Defendants, White Jury

AFRICANGLOBE- It was a high profile criminal trial - that resulted in a hung jury.Chadbourn Town Manager Stevie Cox was on trial last month...

Jail All African Refugees Says Israel’s Interior Minister

AFRICANGLOBE - "They've painted us as if, heaven forbid, refugee camps," Israel's Interior Minister Eli Yishai complained recently. "The facilities are almost finished...

Gutless Companies Launch Lawsuit to Avoid Coming Clean On Conflict Minerals

Global Witness today condemned the attempt by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) to use a lawsuit to overturn...

Judge Grants George Zimmerman Access to Trayvon Martin’s School Records

A judge ruled on Friday that attorneys for George Zimmerman, the neighborhood vigilante charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin,...

White Farmers Lobby Europe to Keep Illegal Sanctions on Zimbabwe

There is renewed pressure on the European Union (EU) not to lift targeted restrictive sanctions against Robert Mugabe and other Zimbabweans, because of the...

Gloves Off: Obama Readies for Next Showdown With Romney

Less than a week before the second presidential debate, President Barack Obama pulled no punches when talking about his Republican opponent at a campaign...

Three Strikes: Today’s Civil Rights Challenge

Do you believe that 25 years to life for petty theft or taking a family member’s DMV test is excessive or cruel and unusual...

Mother Being Asked to Repair NYPD Car That Killed Her Son

Late last month, Laverne Dobbinson received a letter, addressed to her son, from a law firm notifying him that it had been retained by...

Richard Branson: US Drug Policy a ‘War on Black People’

Richard Branson has slammed America’s drugs policy for being “racist” and a “war on Black People” in an interview with US freesheet Metro.“The fundamental difference...

The Hypocrisy Of American Democracy

The United States is fond of lecturing other countries and continents, such as China, Russia, and especially Africa, about the practice of democracy in...

Woman Allegedly Raped by Police Faces Prosecution for “Indecency”

The Tunisian authorities must drop indecency charges against a woman who was summoned to court on Wednesday after she had complained that police officers...

Arabs Committing Horrific Abuses Against Civilians in Mali

As conflict continues in Mali, Amnesty International has unearthed evidence that civilians are on the receiving end of horrific abuses that include amputations, sexual...

Republican Daryl Metcalfe: ‘Lazy’ People (the 47%) Don’t Deserve to Vote

Pennsylvania Rep. Daryl Metcalfe is nothing if not blunt. The Butler County Republican positions himself at the center of almost every controversial issue in the Capitol, be it...

A New Vision for Nigeria

Nigeria must restructure its federalism, establish unified law enforcement instruments and a two party system in order to strengthen the country's institutions, former Vice...