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The Top 10 Most Prosperous Countries In Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - What is Africa's most prosperous country? According to new research from the Legatum Institute, which last week ranked prosperity in 38 African countries around criteria ranging from economics to education to health, the title belongs to...

Timbuktu Is Back

AFRICANGLOBE - Three years after Timbuktu, one of Africa’s greatest centres of civilization, was vandalized by Muslim savages, the heritage city is regaining its pride one structure at a time. Malian masons have just finished rebuilding eight of the fourteen mausoleums which were destroyed by Arab and Tuareg invaders when they took over the desert city in 2012, and work at the remaining six is almost done.

NYPD Thugs Attempt To Arrest 14-Year-Old Girl- Community Doesn’t Allow It

AFRICANGLOBE - “May 14 around 7PM in Washington heights 140st and Hamilton undercover officers Gonzalez from the 30th Pct. NYPD over stepped his boundaries and was not following proper protocol . ‪#‎PoliceThePolice‬” Barber’s caption read. What begins as a typical video of police abusing their badges takes a dramatic turn for the absolute best around six minutes in.

Protests Explode After KKK Plot To Kill Black Man In Florida...

AFRICANGLOBE - While white supremacist terror plots are not uncommon, this one had a peculiar twist: two of the suspects involved were officers at the Florida Department of Corrections. Last week, the state of Florida arrested three alleged members of the Ku Klux Klan who had plotted to kill an African American man.

America’s Fear Of Black Rage: Why NYPD Shootings Are So Misunderstood

AFRICANGLOBE - Let us not forget that the same NYPD who claim protestors have gone to war against them antagonized demonstrators by wearing shirts proclaiming, “I can breathe” in the midst of demonstrations last week. Police also held #BlueLivesMatter rallies. Their callous disregard for Eric Garner’s life should be set alongside their demand for our automatic grief and empathy for these slain officers.

An Arab Is The Most Powerful Man In Africa According To...

AFRICANGLOBE - Forbes magazine has chosen Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi as the most powerful man in Africa in its latest issue. The Egyptian dictator ranked 51st in the magazine’s 2014 list of ‘The World’s Most Powerful People’.

The Desert In Africa That Is Covered In Flowers

AFRICANGLOBE - Once a year in South Africa's outback, vast stretches of land suddenly transform into vibrantly colored fields full of exotic flowers. A spring phenomenon that blankets the usually dry region, visitors travel from across the world to view these spectacular landscapes.

Royal Caribbean Hires Robot Bartenders

AFRICANGLOBE - Royal Caribbean would like to make the liquor, beer intake process even easier, by removing conversation and eye contact from the equation. Their newest cruise ship, the impressive Quantum of the Seas, will come equipped with a Bionic Bar. All robot bartenders, all the time.

‘If You Want To Be Rich, Stop Trying To Be Hip’

AFRICANGLOBE - If we want to be rich, some of us will have to stop trying to be hip. You don’t have to have a lot of money to start with. Just put aside a $100, $50 or even $10 a week and invest it. It will grow. Also, build funds for emergencies and avoid payday lenders.”

Kevin Hart Donates $250K To Struggling Philadelphia School District

AFRICANGLOBE - Kevin Hart, a proud Philadelphia native, is giving back to the city that raised him in the best way possible. After hearing of the financial crisis plaguing the City of Brotherly Love’s school district, the comedian decided to pony up $250K of his own money to support.

Is Wendy’s Racist? Apparently, Their Scholarships Only Go to White Students

AFRICANGLOBE - Wendy's, the third largest fastfood restaurant chain in the world, is being heavily criticized for the way they administer their scholarship program. Apparently the annual program, called Wendy's High School Heisman, only gives scholarships to White students.

IMF Set to Impose More Economic Pain On Jamaica

AFRICANGLOBE - On the eve of Lent Jamaica’s prime minister, Portia Simpson Miller, placed holders of the government’s local-currency bonds on an austerity diet, asking them to accept a lower interest rate. Her finance minister followed up with unpopular emergency tax increases. In return, on February 15th the IMF announced a preliminary agreement to a $750m loan. The Lenten diet is set to continue: approval of the credit by the Fund’s board will require prior approval of more tax rises and a public-sector pay freeze.

Egypt: Archaeologists Discover World’s Oldest Pharaonic Boat

French archaeologists have discovered a 5,000-year-old wooden boat used by pharaohs in an expedition in Egypt. The boat is one of the oldest, largest, and...

Adidas Criticized For ‘Shackles’ Sneakers

AFRICANGLOBE - A hurtful symbol of slavery or simply a quirky fashion statement? Adidas is rebuffing fierce criticism of one of its upcoming original sneaker designs. The JS Roundhouse Mid, a collaboration between Adidas Originals and edgy fashion designer Jeremy Scott and due to be released in August, features a bright orange chain and ankle strap.

The Unfolding Humanitarian Crisis in Sudan

Water has already run out in one of the temporary gathering places for around 30,000 newly arrived refugees in South Sudan. Since the existing...

Ethnic Cleansing in the Nuba Mountains

The world cannot afford to ignore ongoing ethnic cleansing in Sudan's Nuba Mountains. Almost exactly one year ago, the latest bloody chapter in Nuba's tragic...