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Jan. 1 Marks the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation

AFRICANGLOBE - President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, as the nation approached its third year of bloody civil war. The proclamation declared "that all persons held as slaves" within the rebellious states "are, and henceforward shall be free."

Deadline Looms for South Sudan and Sudan Talks

Last week saw a number of significant occurrences in the on-going negotiations in Addis Ababa between South Sudan and Sudan under the auspices of...

More White Supremacists Found Guilty of Treason in South Africa

Another member of the Boeremag White supremacist group was convicted of treason by South Africa's High Court in Tshwane on Wednesday. Colonel Magiel Burger, a...

Zimbabwe’s New Constitution Now Completed

The final draft of Zimbabwe's new constitution is now complete and has been signed by all the party negotiators to the GPA and members...

Africa Targets Continent-Wide Free Trade Area by 2017

Africa will target the establishment of a continental free trade area by 2017, according to a document issued at the closing of the African Union (AU) summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. "The Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) should be operationalised by the indicative date of 2017," the document said.

AU Wants to Double Intra-African Trade

The African Union Commission wants to see intra-African trade double, from its current level of 10-12 per cent of the entire continent's trade, to 20-25 per cent within the next decade. A document from the Commission, provided as background to this weekend's heads of state summit, at which boosting intra-African trade is the main agenda item, points out that greater trade between African countries "will develop larger markets, and foster greater competition which in turn will lead to poverty reduction, growth and poverty reduction".

Republican Plan to Suppress Black Vote Lands Two in Court

In a room last summer, the brain trust behind the only Republican governor to lead Maryland since Spiro Agnew sat thumbing through a campaign strategy to suppress turnout among the state’s black voters.