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A Fools Errand: Caribbean Nations Demand Reparations For Slavery

AFRICANGLOBE - Caribbean nations are preparing to demand reparations from the European nations who once enslaved them. Sir Hilary Beckles, a historian who is pro-vice chancellor of the University of the West Indies in Barbados, is heading up the initiative. Beckles and heads of 15 Caribbean nations, gathered in St. Vincent to unveil their plans.

How Eusebio’s Soccer Exploits Challenged European And African Identities

AFRICANGLOBE - "Portugal's greatest ever player was an African," the brilliant Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano noted of Eusébio da Silva Ferreira, the Mozambican soccer legend who died Sunday aged 71. And while it is commonplace, today, for the football fortunes of European nations to depend heavily on African players, it was Eusébio who blazed that trail.

Africa’s New Struggle Against Financial Imperialism

AFRICANGLOBE - One hundred years ago, European colonists conquered and plundered Africa because they had far superior technology. To this very day, European nations continue to plunder Africa because they possess advance weapons. This time the weapon of choice in the re-conquest of Africa is financial warfare; it is no longer military force. But the end result is the same: Western corporations profit, whilst Africa remains underdeveloped and over-exploited.

Homosexuality to Be Banned In Zambia

AFRICANGLOBE - Zambia's Constitution Convention has recommended that the Constitution make clear and precise a clause in the draft constitution that bars anti-social practices such as homosexuality, lesbianism and other abominable practices from being practiced in Zambia.