AFRICANGLOBE - The Sephardic chief rabbi of Israel called Black people “monkeys” during his weekly sermon on Saturday evening. Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef mentioned a blessing uttered upon seeing an “unusual creature,” citing the example of encountering a Black person who has two white parents on the street in America. In the footage, Yosef could be seen referring to Black people by the pejorative Hebrew word “kushi,” and then going on to term a Black person a “monkey.”
AFRICANGLOBE - Turksat A.S, a Turkish satellite operator is currently having discussions with the Nigerian Communications Satellite Ltd to look into ways the satellite communications industry can be expanded to accommodate a wide variety of service which will be provided at cheaper rates.
AFRICANGLOBE - Ethiopians held a colorful event to mark the country’s victory on March 2nd, 1896 against European colonial powers (Italy) that made them become the only African country to defeat a colonial power and avoid colonization. ‘‘Our ancestors have made huge sacrifices to safeguard the sovereignty of the country and pass it on to existing generations,’ said Ethiopian President Mulatu Teshome during an event in the capital, Addis Ababa.
AFRICANGLOBE - In Brazil a Nigerian diviner dances and sings next to a Brazilian priest of the Candomblé religion, brought to this South American country by enslaved Africans, that is now being rescued from oblivion in school texts on national history and culture.
AFRICANGLOBE - After winning national support during 2007-2009 in efforts to fight trumped-up charges for alleged election irregularities, Rev. Edward Pinkney has once again been indicted for his tireless work to make public officials in Benton Harbor, Michigan accountable to the people. Rev. Pinkney was placed under house arrest after he turned himself in to the local authorities in late April.
AFRICANGLOBE - The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) will be sending troops to the Democratic Republic of Congo as part of a UN intervention force, the defence force confirmed on Sunday.
AFRICANGLOBE - I am fed up with everyone trying to be accommodating of homosexuals when they refuse to reciprocate towards those who disagree with them. Most of you probably have never heard of Kaitlyn Hunt. She is a 19-year-old from Fla. Last week, she pleaded no contest to two counts of misdemeanor battery, misdemeanor contributing to the dependency of a child and two counts of felony interference with child custody.