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 - Nigeria's Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign and Diaspora Affairs, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has advised Nigerians to postpone their travel plans to the United States. "In the last few weeks, the office has received a few cases of Nigerians with valid multiple-entry US visas being denied entry and sent back to Nigeria. “In such cases reported to the office, such affected persons were sent back immediately on the next available flight and their visas were cancelled,” she said.
AFRICANGLOBE - I was chatting with a colleague, as we drove to Jumia’s Lagos corporate office, when he asked rhetorically: “Why would JP Morgan be so interested in a 5 month old Nigerian startup as to invest millions in it?” Well, I was eager to know too.
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AFRICANGLOBE - African Americans are increasingly pessimistic that progress is being made toward achieving the vision of racial equality outlined by Martin Luther King Jr. 50 years ago. In a poll for the Pew Research Center, only 26 percent of African Americans said the situation for Black people has improved in the last five years and
AFRICANGLOBE - The United States Army will be deploying troops to nearly three-dozen African nations this year. Soldiers based out of Fort Riley, Kansas’ 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division will begin training in March 2013 in order to prepare for a project that will send troops to as many as 35 African nations
AFRICANGLOBE - Business executives from around the world remain bullish about Africa’s economic prospects, and argue that the current headwinds provide an opportunity for countries to diversify and step up investment in critical sectors such as agriculture and infrastructure to make them more resilient to external shocks.
AFRICANGLOBE - As Nigeria prepares for her centennial celebration next year, British lawyers have revealed that a file containing Britain's colonial crimes in Nigeria are being hidden is secret archives.
In a fiery summons to an important voting bloc, President Barack Obama told blacks yesterday to quit crying and complaining and "put on your marching shoes" to follow him into battle for jobs and opportunity.