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Why Are African Countries Buying All These High-Tech Jet Fighters?

AFRICANGLOBE -Africa’s air forces are on a buying spree. Flush with oil cash, many African states are investing heavily in modern multirole jet fighters, deadly helicopter gunship and even sophisticated air-defense systems with radars and surface-to-air missiles.

Africa’s Best Countries In 2014

AFRICANGLOBE - Is Africa a rising giant – or falling into crisis? Sudanese billionaire Mo Ibrahim has a simple answer to that question:

African States Taking Cue From Zimbabwe’s Policies

AFRICANGLOBE - Political parties championing resource nationalism are gaining popularity in Africa’s body politic. Resource nationalism, analysts say, is finding currency among Africans who do not have much to show despite decades of independence.

U.S. Pushing Homosexual Agenda In Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - The United States has asked African states to repeal so-called "anti-homosexual" laws terming them 'discriminatory' and a violation of human rights. “We are of the view that criminalization against anybody on the basis of their sexual orientation and affiliation is wrong and contradicts human rights law," she said.

African Nations Need Regional Solutions, Not Misguided Advice From The West

AFRICANGLOBE - Western political leaders and media are often quick to make demands of African states and their leaders while completely absolving the “rebels” in the bush. Rebel leaders are customarily romanticized in the traditions of Fidel Castro’s adulation. In contrast, state leaders are handed long lists of programs to follow and implement in total disregard of the real situation on the ground and the prevailing circumstances.

How The French Continue To Live Off Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - Just before France conceded to African demands for independence in the 1960s, it carefully organised its former colonies (CFA countries) in a system of “compulsory solidarity” which consisted of obliging the 14 African states to put 65 percent of theirforeign currency reserves into the French Treasury, plus another 20 percent for financial liabilities.

Egyptian President Morsi Raises Concern in Diplomatic Row With Ethiopia

AFRICANGLOBE - Several African states have rejected statements made by Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi which have challenged the right of Ethiopia to utilize water from the Blue Nile in order to construct a hydro-electric dam.

Indigenisation: All African States Must Follow Zimbabwe’s Example

AFRICANGLOBE - Zimbabwe is at the moment an oasis of indigenisation in Africa and there is no doubt that it has become inevitable for all African countries to follow Zimbabwe’s footsteps on total independence.

African States Called Upon to Priotise Energy in Development Strategies

AFRICANGLOBE - As Africa’s increasingly strong economic performance continues, the continent needs to generate enough energy to power the development. Most African countries have set...

Trade Barriers Cost Africa U.S.$20 Billions Yearly

African states including the East African Community (EAC) member states have been urged to dismantle trade barriers in a move that would enable them...

Mbeki Calls for Closer Economic Cooperation Among African States

Former South African President, Thabo Mbeki this week said African regional economic intergration is one of the fundamental conditions for the success of African...