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AFRICANGLOBE - If we move beyond the acts of spectacle violence perpetuated against Blacks and focus on the effects of that violence on Black people, the connection between historical lynchings and police killings of Blacks becomes more apparent. For instance, historical lynchings were meant to terrorize Black people into accepting disenfranchisement, segregation, and other racial indignities.
Ethiopia’s government may develop gas fields in its eastern Somali region itself or with a partner while a contractual dispute with a Chinese oil and gas company is resolved, Mines Minister Sinknesh Ejigu said.Five production-sharing agreements signed on July...
Africa-influenced fashion, from Yves St. Laurent's 1960s collections to Proenza Schouler and Derek Lam's Spring 2012 shows, have been featured in designs for decades. Now, however, more and more African fashion designers are using both their heritage and international...
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AFRICANGLOBE - Menelik II (August 17, 1844 - December 12, 1913), Conquering Lion of Judah, Elect of God, King of Kings of Ethiopia was negus negust (emperor) of Ethiopia from 1889 to his death. Menelik II The son of King Haile Melekot of Shoa (1847 - 1855), was born in 1844 in Ankober, Shoa and heir to the Shewan branch of the Solomonic Dynasty which claimed descent from King Solomon of ancient Israel, and the Queen of Sheba.
AFRICANGLOBE -To be in Ethiopia is to witness an economic miracle. The country has enjoyed close to double-digit growth for a decade. One study found it was creating millionaires faster than anywhere else on the continent. The streets of Addis Ababa reverberate with hammering from construction workers as the concrete skeletons of new towers and a monorail project rise into the crane-dotted sky.
AFRICANGLOBE - A new division of the Nigerian Army will on Monday August 19 take over control of the federal government's drive against terrorist group, Boko Haram, in the three states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states, the defense headquarters said on Sunday.
AFRICANGLOBE - As expected, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory signed into law a body-camera legislation that essentially defeats the purpose of having body cameras in the first place. Everybody is sick of police officers murdering Black people and using excessive force and not being held accountable. Body cameras are a way to hold police accountable. A bunch of local governments started ordering body cameras and devising sensible policies for how and when body camera footage should be released to the general public. Then a bill surfaced this session that gives near-complete authority over the release of those videos to the police department—the very people body cameras are meant to hold accountable.