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Fiscal Cliff: Why Republicans Don’t Care What Americans Thinks

AFRICANGLOBE - Are Republicans – now summoned back to Washington by Speaker Boehner — about to succumb to public pressure and save the nation from the fiscal cliff? Don’t bet on it. Even if Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell cooperates by not mounting a filibuster and allows the Senate to pass a bill extending the Bush tax cuts to the first $250,000 of everyone’s income, Boehner may not bring it to the House floor.

Fat Women in Stockton Offended at Being Called Fat

AFRICANGLOBE - Obesity is a serious societal problem that is rising in America. All else equal, being morbidly obese puts you at higher risks...

Angered Ugandan Official Vows to Reintroduce Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Uganda's speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga has vowed to ensure that a proposed bill to outlaw homosexuality will be passed by the House soon. Kadaga said...

Kwame Kilpatrick: I’m Done With Detroit

Kwame Kilpatrick, who once vowed he would never give up on Detroit, says he is cutting ties with the Motor City and will never...

Will Nigeria’s Petroleum Industry Bill Increase Govt Revenues

Nigeria's Federal Government has approved the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), which as part of its provisions will provide for the unbundling of the Nigerian...

East Africa Embracing Nuclear Energy

Kenya will use nuclear energy as part of the government's efforts to meet the rising energy demands. The revelation came at the 23rd African Regional...

Nigeria’s Petroleum Industry Bill To Outlaw Gas Flaring By December

AFRICANGLOBE - The newly-drafted Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), if passed by Nigeria's National Assembly, will mandate oil companies operating in Nigeria to stop flaring gas by the end of this year or risk paying fines.

More US States Pursuing Drug Testing for Welfare Recipients

Legislatures in at least 28 American states are considering drug testing applicants or recipients of public welfare programs, according to the National Conference of...

U.S. Senators Introduce Bill Aimed at Increasing Exports to Africa

U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), John Boozman (R-AR) and Chris Coons (D-DE) introduced legislation today that will help create American jobs by dramatically increasing...

Nigeria Seeks to Borrow U.S.$7.9 Billion to fund Pipeline Projects

Nigeria's Present Goodluck Jonathan yesterday asked the Nigerian Senate to give go ahead to borrow another $7.9billion (N1.3trillion) from the World Bank to fund...

Sharpton Says He Supports Gay Marriage – Where are Our Leaders...

Last, year, Black religious leaders were instrumental in defeating a bill that would legalize gay marriage in Maryland. This year, proponents of the bill...

Pittsburgh Wants to Pay $75K to Teen Who Was Viciously Beaten...

The Pittsburgh City Council is considering a bill that would pay $75,000 to a former performing arts student who says in a civil rights...

Judge Seizes Allen Iverson’s Bank Account to Pay Jewelry Bill

A Georgia judge commandeered the bank account of former NBA star Allen Iverson in order to pay out a substantial debt for an unpaid jewelry bill in a summary judgement on Monday. The judge will garnish Iverson's earnings to allow Aydin and Company Jewelers to collect $859, 896.46 for the jewelry bill, court costs, interest and attorney fees, according to a report.

Ugandan MP to Persevere with Restrictive Homosexuality Bill

Men who have sex with men (MSM) are considered by the Uganda AIDS Commission to be a "most at-risk population", but because homosexual acts are illegal