” Sometimes the simplest things are the most profound. My job is to bring out in people & what they wouldn’t dare do themselves “
AFRICANGLOBE - The refusal of out going President Yahya Jammeh of The Gambia to agree to step down honourably on January 19, 2017 following his loss of the December 1, 2016 presidential election to the coalition of opposition parties' candidate, Mr. Adama Barrow, has left the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) leaders with no other option than to eject him from office by military force.
AFRICANGLOBE - As a parting gift to white supremacy, outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama put beyond any doubt his abhorrence for President Robert Mugabe's government last Friday when his outgoing administration extended its sanctions against Zimbabwe by another year. Zimbabwe's foreign-funded opposition welcomed the development but a Zanu PF minister scorned the move, describing it as inconsequential from an Obama government nearing its end.
AFRICANGLOBE - Asians in Kenya have asked the government to recognize them as the country’s 44th ethnic community. The group said President Uhuru Kenyatta should do what he did to the Makonde in Kwale after they were recognized as the country’s 43rd community when they complained of decades of marginalization.
AFRICANGLOBE - There will be no room in The White House, on the Trump Cabinet, in the Trump administration or in the government for Black people that disagree with what Donald Trump or says, or writes, or things that Trump doesn't like. Black will not be the favored race or the favored color in Trump’s America. There might be inappropriate or undesired changes in the way African Americans are treated.
AFRICANGLOBE - Ethiopia says it will launch a civilian satellite into orbit in three to five years to better predict weather conditions and for remote sensing activities inside the country. Ethiopia is among a number of African countries with growing space ambitions.
AFRICANGLOBE - Taiwan protested on Thursday after Nigeria asked it to shut down its trade office in the capital, in what it said was an attempt by Beijing to push it out of Africa’s largest economy. The island’s foreign ministry said Nigeria had asked Taiwan to move its trade office out of the capital Abuja in a show of support for Beijing.
AFRICANGLOBE - Could Julius Malema be South Africa's next president? That's the question Harvard Professor of History Niall Ferguson believes South Africa should be asking about the young charismatic leader.
AFRICANGLOBE - African countries face many challenges in 2017, but, alongside these, there are the fundamentally positive dynamics of many of their economies, including a growing labor force, increased urbanization, and advances in technology, as I argued recently in a new Atlantic Council Strategy Paper, A Measured US Strategy for the New Africa.
AFRICANGLOBE - White tribalism, profit, comfort and ease at the expense of non-White people of the earth cannot prevail. On the eve of the new Trump era of leadership, danger lurks. Emboldened by Trump’s win and a series of stunning other victories in recent elections by the “alt-right,” tea party, conservative and ultra-conservative movements, in this country and in Europe, white tribalists are openly advocating the most dangerous ideas since the days of Wisconsin Sen. Joe McCarthy in the 1950s.
AFRICANGLOBE - President Barack Obama capped his eight years in office with a vacuous and hypocritical farewell address Tuesday night delivered at the McCormick Place convention center in downtown Chicago. The first-ever presidential farewell address delivered outside of Washington, DC had the atmospherics of an overblown, cheap spectacle.
AFRICANGLOBE - Entrepreneurship does take a toll on your social life. You are always focused on the business, thinking about work, even when you’ve taken time off to unwind… You need to be passionate about what you are doing. Then you need to have a purpose – for me it’s building a legacy and having a positive influence in society. Then you need perseverance to stick through the tough times; a plan to get you where you want to go; and good people to walk with you.
AFRICANGLOBE - According to data from the World Bank, for 2015, the gross domestic product (GDP) of the top 10 African economies represents about 78.2% of the overall GDP of Africa. The top five economies are Nigeria, Egypt, South Africa, Algeria and Angola, representing about 63% of the African GDP. From 2005 till 2015, compared to the US dollar, the local currencies of these respective countries have depreciated by 47%, 33%, 101%, 37% and 38%.
AFRICANGLOBE - Dylann Roof, the white terrorist convicted in the assault on Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, that left a total of 12 victims, nine of them dead, was sentenced to death on Tuesday. Jurors began deliberating Tuesday over whether Roof, 22, should get the death penalty or life in prison for his crimes. It took two hours for the 12 jurors to come to their unanimous decision.
AFRICANGLOBE - Juliet Huddy, a former Fox on-air personality, alleged that O’Reilly “pursued a sexual relationship with her” in 2011. “When she rebuffed his advances, he tried to derail her career,” the letter said. “He invited her to his house on Long Island, tried to kiss her, took her to dinner and the theater, and after asking her to return a key to his hotel room, appeared at the door in his boxer shorts.”
AFRICANGLOBE - West African leaders are to head to Gambia to persuade President Yahya Jammeh to hand over power after his election defeat last month, according to Nigeria's foreign minister. Geoffrey Onyeama said on Monday Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari will visit Banjul, capital of Gambia, on Wednesday along with his Liberian counterpart Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Ghana's former president John Dramani Mahama.
AFRICANGLOBE - Nigeria may have reclaimed its position as Africa's top oil producer which it lost to fellow African oil producer, Angola earlier in March 2016. According to the December 2016 Monthly Oil Market Report (MOMR) of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), crude oil production from Nigeria rose slightly above that of Angola even before the January 2017 planned production cut agreed by OPEC and non-OPEC producers.
AFRICANGLOBE - The completion of the Addis Ababa-Djibouti Railway, a new 752km track linking Ethiopia’s capital with the Port of Djibouti, was officially marked recently at a ceremony at Nagad Railway Station in Djibouti. In the presence of Djibouti’s President, His Excellency Ismail Omar Guelleh, and Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, His Excellency Hailemariam Desalegn.
AFRICANGLOBE - The Dairy Queen owner shouting the n-word at Deianeira Ford told her he could say whatever he wanted at his fast-food restaurant — that any accusations and complaints she uttered would fall on deaf ears. Ford was vindicated two days later, when her Facebook post about the incident provoked outrage so strong that the Dairy Queen in Zion, Ill., couldn't open for business.
AFRICANGLOBE - U.S. District Judge Marvin Garbis ruled that malicious prosecution, defamation and invasion of privacy claims brought by five of six officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray against State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby and Assistant Sheriff Sam Cogen may move forward, but tossed claims of false arrest, false imprisonment and abuse of process.
AFRICANGLOBE - If you live long enough, one of your friends, one of your supporters, one of your followers or one of your loved ones will betray and deny you! Well, a man that could become the Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, has been accused of exhibiting many Judas-like qualities.