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Nigeria: Dangote’s Smooth Landing

AFRICANGLOBE - With a new government in power, the business magnate is betting on his huge refinery and agriculture projects taking off. Meanwhile, Dangote Cement continues an expansion plan that has left others scrambling to catch up.

Rwanda Economy To Expand 6.5 Percent In 2015

AFRICANGLOBE - Rwanda's economy is expected to grow by 6.5 percent this year from 7.0 percent in 2014, while inflation will remain contained, the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday.

Pioneer Move By Kenya Makes e-Government A Reality For African States

AFRICANGLOBE - This move by the largest east African economy is sure to set the pace for the rest of Africa, leading to a further adoption of digital solutions in everyday processes.

Spy Cables Expose South Africa’s Alarming Security Failings

AFRICANGLOBE - South African government and security agencies have left secrets exposed at every level and foreign spies have access to all areas of government. A secret security assessment by South African intelligence says foreign espionage is booming, with more than 140 foreign spies estimated to be operating in South Africa - and that the South African state is doing a poor job of protecting itself.

Struggle Over Libya’s Oil Risks Breaking Up Country – Rival PM

AFRICANGLOBE - Libya's self-proclaimed prime minister has warned that attempts by a rival government in the east to assert control over the oil industry could escalate the political conflict dividing the OPEC member state and force it to break in two.

Sudan: Govt Bombings Force Children Out Of Classroom And Into Camps

AFRICANGLOBE - Before the conflict between Sudan’s Arab minority government and Nubian rebels reignited in 2011, members of the Nubian community would volunteer their time, money and crops to build and fund community schools and their students. Towns even pooled funds to fly in teachers from Kenya.

Zimbabwe Bans The Export Of Rough Diamonds

AFRICANGLOBE - Zimbabwe's government this week banned the export of rough diamonds, in a move which mines minister Walter Chidhakwa claimed was meant to ensure Zimbabwe gets maximum value for its minerals.

One Hundred Days Later And The Chibok Girls Are Still Not...

AFRICANGLOBE - July, 22, marks 100 days since the abduction of almost 300 girls by Muslim terrorists from their school dormitory in Chibok, North East Nigeria. Since then, some of the girls managed to escape from their abductors. However, most of them remain in captivity with reports of mass rape, sexual abuse, sex slavery and even death.

Weakness: Mali Government Bowing To Terrorists

AFRICANGLOBE - Mali's government has its back to the wall. Three quarters of Malian territory is again under the control of rebels following a major offensive by Tuareg forces in the region around Kidal in the north that began in May.

Nigerians Demand Government Do More To Bring Home Kidnapped Schoolgirls

AFRICANGLOBE - Nigerians took to the streets Thursday to demand the government do more to rescue scores of schoolgirls abducted by Muslim terrorists more than two weeks ago. The savages seized about 230 girls in the dead of the night at a high school in the nation's far northeast, a hotbed for Terrorist group Boko Haram.

Zuma’s Government Pulls Out of Marikana Massacre Commemoration

AFRICANGLOBE - South Africa's Jacob Zuma led ANC government pulled out at the last minute from a memorial ceremony marking the anniversary of the Marikana massacre the nation's bloodiest post-apartheid labor violence, drawing attention to the dominant party's loss of support among many mineworkers.

Malcolm X: The Price for Freedom is Death

AFRICANGLOBE - This is a famous quote from Malcolm X. I wonder if this is true today... If it is, I believe the dynamics of his point have changed. When compared to one of his other more familiar quotes, "By any means necessary," you can see the context for which he was speaking.

Ghana – South Africa: Gold Shines On

AFRICANGLOBE - Despite attempts by the government to get more revenue from the sector, multinational mining companies are still keen on Ghana's prospects.

Rebel Faction in Ethiopia’s Ogaden Wants Peace Talks

AFRICANGLOBE - A faction of a separatist rebel group said on Sunday it was seeking peace talks with the Ethiopian government, a development that could help stabilize a region with potential reserves of oil and gas. The Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) has fought since the mid-1980s for independence for the mainly ethnic Somali province of Ogaden in southeast Ethiopia, bordering lawless Somalia.

Three Years Later, Haiti’s Recovery Efforts Stumble

AFRICANGLOBE - It has been almost three years since the earthquake that devastated Haiti on Jan. 12 2010. However, despite billions in international aid, hundreds of thousands of Haitian citizens are still left homeless and hungry. Government leaders in charge of spending have been accused of mismanagement, and as it stands now, reconstruction is still a ways off.

South Africa: Unemployment Equals Anarchy

AFRICANGLOBE - If unemployment continues South Africa is inviting anarchy, a debate panel heard in Johannesburg on Wednesday night. “We need and our government needs...