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Why Africans And African Americans Misunderstand Each Other

AFRICANGLOBE - There is a cold war between African Americans and Africans in Africa. Unfortunately, stereotypes are the building blocks of most of their disagreements. As Adichie says, the problem is not that stereotypes are completely untrue; it is just that they are incomplete.

Africa Must Save Its Own Daughters

Surely we cannot let others, particularly the erstwhile coloniser, shoulder the responsibility of protecting our daughters! We see Africa apparently batting its eyelids as Westerners mobilise to send their forces into Nigeria, ostensibly to rescue the over 200 schoolgirls who were abducted by Boko Haram.

South Africa: Explosive Strikes, a Ticking Time Bomb

AFRICANGLOBE - Africa's largest trade union movement, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) has warned that strikes in South Africa remain a ticking time bomb needing to be addressed urgently. Strikes were commonplace in South Africa in 2012 with the most explosive being in key sectors like mining, agriculture, and the transport industry.

Why are African Armies So Bad?

The conflicts in Mali and Congo have yet again confirmed fears about how poorly equipped, badly commanded, ill trained and hated most African armies are. General Carter Ham head of AFRICOM - the U.S. military command for Africa - did not mince his words, when he briefed the Homeland Security Policy Institute

African American Women Exercise Less Because of Their Hair

A number of obstacles may stand between a person and exercise, and hairstyles may be one of them for African-American women, according to a new study. Researchers found about two of every five African-American women said they avoid exercise because of concerns about their hair, and researchers say that is concerning given the United States' obesity epidemic.

Black Jobless Rate Still Twice That of Whites

The African American jobless rate is about twice that of whites, a disparity that has barely budged since the government began tracking the data in 1972. In last week’s jobs report, the black unemployment rate was 13.2 percent, while the white rate stood at 6.8 percent.

South African Airways, Air Canada Sign Code Share Agreement

AFRICANGLOBE - South African Airways (SAA) and Air Canada signed a code share agreement on Monday, making it easier for passengers to travel between...

African American Women Mostly Obese

AFRICANGLOBE - It’s as much a cultural challenge as it is an individual one. African American women appear to be unmoved by the growing obesity epidemic...

Southern Africa Sending Standby Force to Eastern Congo

AFRICANGLOBE - The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has decided to activate its stand-by force and dispatch it to the troubled eastern region of...

Fiscal Cliff: Harder Fall for African Americans

AFRICANGLOBE - It’s easy to ignore the current debate over the fiscal cliff as pundits and lawmakers throw around terms like sequestration, triggers, automatic tax increases...

‘Change is Imminent’: African CEOs Look to Bright Future

AFRICANGLOBE - Sitting at the first Africa CEO Forum this week, in the heart of Geneva, I asked myself if this was the right...

South Sudan: U.S. Disappointed By Delays in Oil Production

The United States government on Monday expressed concern over delays in resumption of South Sudan's oil production, claiming the move deprives the two Sudan's...

Bill O’Reilly: Black Voters Don’t Believe In ‘Self Reliance’ Or ‘American...

AFRICANGLOBE - Since the night of the election, Bill O'Reilly has been looking for a scapegoat on whom he can blame Mitt Romney’s loss....

African American Farmers File Lawsuit Against Discrimination

AFRICANGLOBE - Some African American farmers in Alabama say they are still facing discrimination with the federal government. About a half dozen farmers held a...

Ethiopia: Addis Ababa, the New York of Africa?

AFRICANGLOBE - Addis Ababa loosely translated means a 'new flower'. The capital city of Ethiopia is indeed blooming and very fast, Addis is also...

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...