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U.S. Supreme Court Blocks Apartheid Victims Battle Against Ford And IBM

AFRICANGLOBE - Ford's US board made key decisions to manufacture specialised vehicles for apartheid security forces in violation of US sanctions and retaliated against employees who took part in anti-apartheid protests. IBM, they say, provided database and information storage services that allowed the apartheid government to implement the race-based classification system. Several of the South Africans in the court case were former employees of Ford who had been arrested and tortured after Ford released information about protest activities to the apartheid government.

Ford To Start Building Ranger Pickup In Nigeria

AFRICANGLOBE - Ford Motor Co. announced Tuesday it will start building its Ranger pickup in Nigeria, beginning in the fourth quarter of this year.

Autopsy Of Ezell Ford Shows LAPD Shot Him In Back

AFRICANGLOBE - The autopsy stated that the shot to Ezell Ford's back and another to his abdomen were fatal. The wound on his back revealed a muzzle imprint from the gun, suggesting the shot was fired at close range.

Ford Ready to Export From South Africa

Ford Motor Company this week announced the completion of a two-year, US$500-million (R3.4-billion) upgrade of its manufacturing and assembly plants in South Africa to enable it to produce and export its new Ranger diesel pickup trucks to 148 countries, mostly in Africa and Asia.