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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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. The law will adopt international practices for safeguarding children eligible for international adoption, but still requires approval from both houses of the Haitian Parliament. Among the provisions included in the proposed [...]

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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 ‘Stand Your Ground’ law is back on the national stage after the murder of yet another unarmed, Black teenager in the parking lot of a Jacksonville, Florida gas station last [...]

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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 strict Islamic law, security sources said Sunday. “Dozens of Algerian terrorists arrived in Timbuktu this weekend to reinforce the AQIM (Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb) camp,” according to a regional security [...]

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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 pass this year and will be a “Christmas gift” to the nation. The bill originally contained a measure calling for the death penalty for people found guilty of “aggravated homosexuality,” which [...]

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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 in Columbus County, North Carolina – accused of impersonating a police officer. Cox is African-American. The jury that failed to reach a consensus had 8 White members and 4 minorities. [...]

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