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Exposed: Federal Spy Agencies Target Black Lives Protesters

AFRICANGLOBE - According to exclusive reporting from The Intercept published Friday afternoon, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been monitoring and collecting data on the two-year-old movement since protests against racism and police brutality erupted in Ferguson, Missouri last summer.

Obama Announces Restrictions On Distribution Of Military Weapons To Police

AFRICANGLOBE - President Obama is banning local police departments from receiving a range of military-style equipment from the federal government -- from grenade launchers to bayonets to certain armored vehicles -- as he implements the recommendations of a panel that examined the controversial gear giveaways in the wake of the paramilitary crackdown on Ferguson.

Nigerian Govt May Take Zulu King To International Criminal Court

AFRICANGLOBE - The Nigerian Senate, yesterday, urged President Goodluck Jonathan to recall Nigeria's High Commissioner to South Africa, following the wave of xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and other Africans in South Africa. It also hinted that the Federal Government would formally file a criminal case at the International Criminal Court, ICC, Hague, against the Zulu King, who was believed to have instigated the uprising through inciting comments.

Nigerian President Visits Recaptured Towns

AFRICANGLOBE - With the federal government gaining the upper hand against the terror group Boko Haram, President Goodluck Jonathan Thursday made another unannounced visit to Baga, Mubi and Vintim in Borno and Adamawa States, respectively.

Military Hardware Still Flowing To American Police After Ferguson

AFRICANGLOBE - The federal government shipped nearly 4,000 more assault rifles to local law enforcement agencies in the three months following the Ferguson protests, marking a huge surge in the amount of lethal firearms being doled out to police and sheriff’s offices.

ECOWAS Members Against Nigeria’s Industrialization Bid

AFRICANGLOBE - Fifteen out of the 16 ECOWAS countries have ganged up against Nigeria’s industrialisation even as the Federal Government has sworn not to sign any trade agreements that will harm the Nigerian manufacturers. No country can develop without protecting its industries and Nigeria stands the risk of having its market flooded with European goods with resultant negative effect on our industries and economy, if EPA is endorsed in its present form.

Black Americans Left Behind As Rights Milestone Nears: Economy

AFRICANGLOBE - Half a century after the Civil Rights Act committed the federal government to narrowing the racial divide, Black Americans are still being left behind. Blacks remain less likely to climb the income ladder and more likely to drop than Whites, according to research published by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago last month. It also found that Blacks will probably continue to suffer from lower mobility unless the causes of the disparities are addressed.

Muslim Terrorists In Nigeria Threatens To Kill Abducted Schoolgirls

AFRICANGLOBE - NOBEL Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, yesterday, called on the Federal Government to ensure the release of 230 students of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, who were abducted by members of the terrorist sect, Boko Haram.

Urban League Report Illustrates Decline In Black Employment And Wages

AFRICANGLOBE - Even though the federal government under the administration of President Barack Obama has said that the Great Recession has been over for four years, large-scale unemployment and underemployment persists in the African American community. The National Urban League has released its annual report and the results portend much for the future of the labor market inside the United States.

Segregated Housing, Segregated Schools – A Must Read

AFRICANGLOBE - School reform alone cannot substantially raise performance of the poorest African-American students unless we also improve the conditions that leave too many children unprepared to take advantage of what schools have to offer.

Missing $20 Billion – Nigeria Approves Forensic Audit Of Corrupt Oil...

AFRICANGLOBE - Nigeria's Federal Government may soon commence the forensic audit of the accounts of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, as President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the engagement of reputable international firms to handle the exercise.

Judge Ends Katrina Flooding Lawsuits Against Feds

AFRICANGLOBE - Dozens of lawsuits seeking damages from the federal government for Hurricane Katrina-related levee failures and flooding in the New Orleans area are over. U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval Jr. has dismissed the cases. The move comes more than a year after a federal appeals court overturned his ruling that held the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers liable for flooding caused by lax maintenance of a shipping channel.

Nigeria: Boko Haram Leader Reportedly Killed

Sheikh Abubakar Shekau, leader of the violent Islamic sect, Boko Haram, has reportedly been shot and deposed by members of his own sect, Boko Haram. A new leader, Abu Zamira Mohammed, who is the sect's leader negotiating with the federal government has been appointed new leader by the group's Shura Council.

Shady Ways Police Bust People For Drugs

AFRICANGLOBE - The Supreme Court ruled in 2000 that establishing traffic checkpoints to search for illegal drugs violates the 4th Amendment. Nonetheless, police in the Cleveland, Ohio suburb of Mayfield Heights erected big yellow signs on the Interstate, warning drivers that a drug checkpoint ahead would include drug-sniffing dogs.

As U.S. Gradually Closes Door, Nigeria Turns to China to Boost...

AFRICANGLOBE - With United States government threatening to massively cut down on its oil imports in the wake of its discovery of shale oil, Nigeria, one of its major suppliers, is beginning the frantic search for new customers if its economy is not to be negatively impacted by the development.

Nigeria to Train Astronauts for 2015 Space Mission

AFRICANGLOBE - Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the Nigeria's federal government is to start the training of local astronauts for space a space mission by 2015.
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