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Monkey Chants At Black Players Is Still A Thing In France

AFRICANGLOBE - A furious Mario Balotelli asked fans if racism was “legal in France” after the Nice striker accused Bastia supporters of abusing him during his team’s 1-1 Ligue 1 draw on Friday, prompting a French League investigation. The Italian posted a message on his Instagram page on Saturday, saying the incident was a “real shame”

Are We Ever Going To See The End Of Europe’s Racist...

AFRICANGLOBE - In December the Netherlands' version of Christmas, Sinterklaas, is welcomed with Santa Claus, chocolate, presents and... blacked up ‘elves’. According to the original tale, ‘Black Pete’ acts as Santa Claus’s slave and does his dirty work. Since the 1850s, Dutch people have painted themselves black, worn curly wigs, donned red santa outfits and overdrawn their lips to create the black caricature on Sinterklaas. He is feared by Dutch children, who are told that he will kidnap or hit naughty children, while good children will get treats from Santa.

Europe’s Aids Shocker

AFRICANGLOBE - One in seven people with HIV in Europe is un- aware of their infection, the EU and World Health Organisation reported as 2015 marked another record year for new HIV cases in the region. “HIV/Aids continues to be a serious problem in Europe . . . The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control’s (ECDC) estimate that one in seven people living with HIV are unaware of their status is particularly worrying,” EU Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis said in the report released ahead of World AIDS Day tomorrow.

Europe In Decline As Good Leaders In Short Supply

AFRICANGLOBE - The rapid rise of the European public opinion in support of the radical right parties in France, Germany, Italy, Britain, Austria, the Netherlands, Sweden, Hungary, Denmark and Norway is an alarm bell whose thunderous chime will be no less menacing than terrorists’ bombs and the flood of immigrants.

Migrant Haters Of Europe, You Might Want To Run And Hide,...

AFRICANGLOBE - Europe's population is steadily shrinking. And with data from the UN suggesting migrants be the answer, it might be a good idea to treat them well. Listening to British and other European right-wing politicians, you might think migrants are the plague.

Europe Panics Over The Potential Arrival Of 200,000 African Migrants

AFRICANGLOBE - The massive arrival of Africans to Italy through the Mediterranean Sea has caused a huge migrant crisis in Europe, with the Italian interior ministry ringing alarm bells that this exodus could reach 200,000 people by the end of this year.

Europe On The Brink Of War

AFRICANGLOBE - Reports that Washington is considering arming the Western-backed regime in Kiev with weapons to attack pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine have placed the risk of world war at the center of political life in Europe.

Europe Leaves African Refugees To Sink Or Swim

AFRICANGLOBE - The British government is saying let's let people drown so that people don't come here in the future.' Effectively, Europe is leaving refugees to sink or swim. It is battening down the hatches and pulling up the drawbridge of Fortress Europe, regardless of the human cost.

EU Trade Deal Will Likely Crush Industry In West Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - West African leaders are about to sign a free trade agreement with the European Union. The EU insists it will spur growth, but it’s more geared towards giving Europe access to the region’s 300 million consumers. It will make sure West Africa develops just enough to buy more stuff from Europe, but not enough to do any manufacturing of its own.

Europe’s Largest Business Event For Black Business And Entrepreneurs

AFRICANGLOBE - Europe’s largest business, culture and lifestyle show for Black business and entrepreneurs BEX LIVE International coming to Birmingham Eastside on Saturday, 4th October, 2014.

New Study: Modern Humans Lived Alongside Neanderthals In Europe For Centuries

AFRICANGLOBE - A new study published in the journal Naturehas found that Neanderthals lived alongside humans for many centuries, and that they may have died out in the 2,000 years between 41,000 and 39,000 years ago in what is now modern-day Belgium.

Africa Deserves More World Cup Spots

AFRICANGLOBE - In spite of the continent’s remarkable growth in football, Africa continues to be heavily under-represented at the Fifa World Cup, with just five spots from its 54 member associations, says Ishmael M Dada.

African Leaders Join Nigeria To Reject European Economic Agreement

AFRICANGLOBE - African Ministers of Trade and experts in trade and regional integration have aligned with Nigeria's position on the trade liberalisation deal with the European Union under the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), saying it will have a long-term negative impact on the continent's efforts towards industrialisation and job creation.

European Union To Invest $38bn In Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - The European Union (EU) says it will invest €28 billion ($38 billion) in Africa over a period of three years, as it plans to strengthen economic development and trade relations on the continent.

Former Tanzanian President Attacks ‘Silly’ Europe Over Zimbabwe

AFRICANGLOBE - Former Tanzanian President Dr. Benjamin Mkapa has came out in full support of the stance taken by Zimbabwe not to attend the just-ended EU-Africa Summit in Brussels, Belgium

Europe Preaching Peace While Selling Arms To Dictators

AFRICANGLOBE - Despite the EU's vow to support human rights and democracy in Africa, it continues to sell billions of dollars worth of arms to authoritarian regimes each year. Egypt is a case in point, as the EU's support for Egyptian governance has faltered, arms exports have done anything but. The EU countries sold a record $500 million worth of arms to Egypt in 2012