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Racist Britain to Charge Africans £3,000 to Enter the UK

AFRICANGLOBE - Foreigners from countries that Britain deems to be “high risk” will have to pay a £3,000 fee to enter Britain under a tough new policy that mainly target Africans and other former colonies.

Britain Offers ‘Sincere Regrets’ But No Apology to Tortured Kenyans

AFRICANGLOBE - Britain has bowed to legal moves and agreed to compensate 5,228 elderly Kenyans tortured during the Mau Mau uprising from 1952 until 1961. The deal follows a London court ruling last year that victims could sue.

Britain to Compensate Kenya’s Mau Mau Victims

AFRICANGLOBE - Britain is set to pay compensation to more than 5,000 victims of torture in prison camps set up during Kenya's Mau Mau conflict in the 1950s. British Foreign Secretary William Hague told the Commons that Britain "sincerely regrets" the abuse which included castration, rape and beatings.

Not Welcome: Queen Announces Tighter Controls On Immigration to Britain

AFRICANGLOBE - Queen Elizabeth II outlined in her annual speech the British Government’s plans to reduce immigration in the House of Lords today. The issue of curbing people seeking to take up residence in the UK is one of the Government’s top priorities for the coming months.

Thousands of Kenyans May Receive Reparations From Britain for Mau Mau...

AFRICANGLOBE - In a historic first, Britain may pay thousands of Kenyans for atrocities committed during its colonial rule in the African nation, a development that could pave the way for claims from other former colonies of the UK.

Zimbabwe Welcome Talks With Britain, But…

AFRICANGLOBE - Zimbabwe's ruling party, Zanu PF says it welcomes the re-engagement efforts by Britain following the icy relations between Zimbabwe and its former coloniser. In a statement,the party's Secretary for Information and Publicity, Cde Rugare Gumo, said they welcome the re-engagement efforts currently underway and "consider them to be an important first step in the right direction."

Why Europe’s Africans Choose to Come to Britain

AFRICANGLOBE - "There are more opportunities in Britain", says Gulaid, a Norwegian-Somali barber shop owner from Streatham. The land of opportunity? You might be forgiven for raising an eyebrow or two with unemployment high and with the threat of a triple-dip recession looming. It seems surprising that Britain is still a draw for some.

Britain’s First Black Community In Elizabethan London

AFRICANGLOBE - There had been Black people in Britain in Roman times, and they are found as musicians in the early Tudor period in England and Scotland. The reign of Elizabeth I saw the beginning of Britain's first Black community. Back in Shakespeare's day, you could have met people from west Africa in the streets of London.

Database Lets Britons Find Slave-Owning Ancestors

AFRICANGLOBE - A new database launched Wednesday lets Britons curious about their family history uncover some potentially uncomfortable information - whether their ancestors owned slaves. Researchers at University College London spent three years compiling a searchable listing of thousands of people

The Powerlist 2013: Europe’s Most Powerful Black People

AFRICANGLOBE - The Powerlist 2013 featuring Britain’s most influential Black people and a extra list of 30 most influential Black people in Europe has been released. Architect David Adjaye is number one this year on the list of Britain's most influential Black people.

Africans in Britain Now Dominant Black Group

AFRICANGLOBE - Early Statistics published in Britain's 2011 Census has revealed the changing face of Britain’s Black communities. People who identify as Black African are...

Released Papers Reveal Britain’s Attempts to Cover up Colonial Crimes

Britain's Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has released thousands of files it previously claimed were “lost” after Britain withdrew from its former colonies. The papers...

Police Brutality Will Get Worse in Britain

The sister of a man who died while being mocked by officers in 1998 says black people will only face more police brutality in...

Major Airlines Join the Caribbean Fight Against Britain’s APD Tax

The fight against Britain's unfair Air Passenger Duty (APD) tax continues with Caribbean countries now getting support from international carriers and the World Travel...

Mugabe’s Party Exposes British of Double Standards On Social Media

Britain's double standards have been exposed through ongoing moves to block social media in the aftermath of riots that rocked the country despite having encouraged the use of the same tools in destabilising Africa.

Can Single Mothers Turn Boys Into Men?

AFRICANGLOBE - Research indicates that children from broken homes are almost five times more likely to develop emotional problems than those living with both parents, and three times more likely to become aggressive or badly behaved.