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Where’s the Outrage: US Averaged Over 18 Gun Deaths Daily Since Newtown Massacre

AFRICANGLOBE – There have been more than 400 guns deaths since the Newtown massacre on December 14, according to a new interactive project between Slate.com and the anonymous twitter user @gundeaths. The two launched the project because, asSlate writes, there are few real-time chronicles of daily gun deaths in the United States

Africa Could Enter the Space Race In 2013

AFRICANGLOBE – There is something that is just so sentimental and spiritual about the stars and the heavenly bodies. Next year could usher in a great era of space technology in Africa. South Africa, alongside Australia and New Zealand, won the bid to host the Square Kilometer Array (SKA) project.

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Shame: Malcolm X’s Daughter Having to Seek Funding From Qatar for Documentary About His Life

AFRICANGLOBE – Ilyasah Shabazz, daughter of Malcolm X, the celebrated African-American leader and civil rights activist, is seeking support from Qatar for a $6m project to produce a documentary on the life and legacy of her father. Shabazz, a motivational speaker actively involved in a number of social and educational projects for youth empowerment delivered […]

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China Grants U.S.$1.4 Billion Railway Loan to Ethiopia

AFRICANGLOBE – Ethiopian officials have succeeded in winding up a deal with their counterparts in China that involves a 1.4 billion dollars in loans, which will be used to finance the country’s national railway project. A team comprising officials from the Ministry of Finance & Economic Development (MoFED) and the National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) […]

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Mozambique to Seek $2 Billion Port and Rail Bids

AFRICANGLOBE – Mozambique plans to solicit international bids for a $2 billion railway and port development project next month to boost its coal exports, the chairman of state-owned rail and ports group CFM said. Infrastructure bottlenecks are the main headache for mining companies eager to participate in Mozambique’s coal rush and various firms have proposed […]

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South Africa Becomes Global Leader In Solar Power Generation

AFRICANGLOBE – South Africa, Africa largest economy, has become the world leader in solar power generation following Queensland’s withdrawal of a $75 million funding from Australia’s Western Downs facility. Australia has been crowing about becoming the global leader after a promise was made to disburse $1.2 billion on the Western Downs facility but the deal did […]

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General Electric to Construct Power Plant In Nigeria

AFRICANGLOBE – General Electric (GE), an America electricity conglomerate,  is set to establish a power plant and an energy-training institute in Cross River, Nigeria, to drive capacity development in the country. According to reports that the US-based multinational has fulfilled all conditions of the Nigerian government and the Cross River State to set up a power […]

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US Military Behind Africa News Websites

The website’s headlines trumpet al-Shabab’s imminent demise and describe an American jihadist fretting over insurgent infighting. At first glance it appears to be a sleek, Horn of Africa news site. But the site — sabahionline.com — is run by the U.S. military. The site, and another one like it that centers on northwest Africa, is […]

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Ethiopia On Track to Complete First Mega-Dams by 2015

Ethiopia’s energy minister played down concerns on Monday about how it would finance the first of an array of mega-dams due to revolutionise east African power markets, saying it was on track to have three plants on line by 2015. The Horn of Africa country has laid out plans to invest more than $12 billion […]

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