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African Leaders Must Help The Continent, Not Sell It Off

AFRICANGLOBE - Why are African governments removing their people from their land and leasing it to foreign owned companies? Why are we not standing up against our own governments, who even take water rights away from small African farmers to give them to foreign multinationals.

New Fund Aims To Award 10,000 PhD Scholarships In Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - The Fun will award grants for 10,000 PhD scholarships in Africa over ten years as part of the World Bank ‘Partnership for Skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (PASET)’ program. The declaration of the founding countries that include Ethiopia, Rwanda and Senegal is now expected to be signed by their Heads of State.

$50 Billion Stolen From Africa By Foreign Firms Annually

AFRICANGLOBE - Global economy commentators say that Africa is currently raising but the billions of dollars that the continent is losing could, halt that rise, if not stopped. Experts say there's a good reason to be worried because the amount of outflows of revenue from Africa are higher than the amounts received by the continent, annually in development aid and much greater than amounts raised annually by most African governments in taxes.

UN Accused Of Secretly Sterilizing Half A Million Kenyan Women

AFRICANGLOBE - About 500,000 Kenyan women may never bear children after being injected with a contaminated tetanus vaccine last year, the Kenyan Catholic Church claims in its final report on the controversial vaccination drive. Their report cites tests by a joint committee of experts which found that 30 percent of vials from the October vaccination campaign were laced with an anti-pregnancy hormone.

Unlocking The Potential Of Africa’s National Oil Companies

AFRICANGLOBE - Major oil and gas discoveries have opened new exploration plays in East Africa and offshore West Africa. Equally, ever-expanding energy requirements from domestic markets support the commercialisation of these discoveries and many African governments are creating national oil companies (NOCs) or restructuring their current NOCs to ensure greater national participation in their upstream petroleum sector.

UN Denies Secretly Sterilizing Kenyan Women

AFRICANGLOBE - Two UN organizations accused by Kenyan officials of secretly attempting to sterilize more than 2.6 million Kenyan women and girls have condemned the “misinformation circulating in the media,” and categorically denied the claims.

Is The WHO Using Vaccines To Secretly Sterilize Women In Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - Two UN organizations, the WHO and UNICEF, have just been caught red-handed administering “tetanus vaccines” laced with sterilizing agents to girls and women in Kenya. And as you will see below, this is not the first time that this has happened. Apparently there is a well-coordinated international program to use vaccines to secretly sterilize women in poor countries all over the planet.

Governments Giving Away African Land, Acre By Acre

AFRICANGLOBE - African governments are in the spotlight for their role in the continent’s land grabs which has seen millions of acres end up in the hands of private investors. A look at recent land deals reveals a trend seen by some land experts and economists as a “dangerous” grab of the basis upon which the continent’s people depend for survival.

New Alliance Condemned As New Wave Of Colonialism In Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - A landmark G8 initiative to allegedly boost agriculture and relieve poverty has been damned as a new form of colonialism after African governments agreed to change seed, land and tax laws to favour private investors over small farmers.

Infrastructure Financiers From Near And Far Rally Around Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - African governments are turning to new local sources to complement more funds promised by the Chinese government. Ending Africa's infrastructure deficit requires spending of about $75bn a year, according to the World Bank. But where to find the cash?

Is Africa Really Rising?

Let us not be deceived. Africans can only rise if the vast majority rise in Pan-African consciousness, towards a socially just economic system that destroys neoliberal capitalism and ALL forms of oppression. Africans can only rise when we cease self-loathing and return to Ubuntu and self-love African people can only rise in realising this vision.

Aids-Related Deaths Fall 38 Percent in East and Southern Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - A ten-fold increase in access to life-prolonging drugs contributed to a 38 percent drop in the number of people dying from AIDS-related causes in eastern and southern Africa between 2005 and 2011, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

Realising the Dream of Greater Intra-African Trade

AFRICANGLOBE - How to break the colonial legacy of exporting goods 'overseas' and raise the level of trade between African countries? This has been an issue the African Union (AU) has grappled with since it devoted its January 2012 summit to the issue of 'Intra-African trade'.

Seven African Countries Cut Child HIV Infections By Half

AFRICANGLOBE - Seven countries in Africa, the world's worst-hit region in the global AIDS epidemic, have cut the number of new HIV infections in children by 50 percent since 2009, the United Nations AIDS program said.

New HIV Infections are Falling Dramatically in Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - Africa has cut AIDS-related deaths by one third in the past six years, the report says. Even countries with the highest HIV prevalence in the world have seen the number of new HIV infections decline dramatically.

African Countries Missing Out On Huge Opportunity

AFRICANGLOBE - African governments are not creating the conditions to benefit from the effect of rising wage levels in China, argues Alemayehu Geda, Professor of economics, Addis Ababa University.