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African Consumers Grow Despite Inflation

In a cafe on the terrace of an upmarket Nairobi mall, well-heeled Kenyans sip coffee as shoppers in the car park navigate between BMW X5s, Toyota Land Cruisers and Mercedes. Sales at this Java House outlet along the Ngong Road were up last year, says Kevin Ashley, a Californian who co-founded the chain of 14 coffee houses 13 years ago. Kenya's rich and new middle classes have a growing taste for lattes and ice cream.

Ethiopian Jews Plan To Take Protest To New York

AFRICANGLOBE - As Ethiopian activists expressed satisfaction over Wednesday's demonstration in Tel Aviv, a new battle line has emerged for Ethiopian Jews targeting discrimination in Israel: New York. Educator and activist Benjamin Aklom is targeting the Big Apple after recognizing the influence of overseas Jewish communities on Israel.

Africa Will Hold NATO and the Arabs Responsible for Black Lives...

A group of 500 Ghanaians who managed to arrive home from the fighting in Libya told harrying stories of how difficult life had been for them. Many TV stations and reputable news organisations have also confirmed that racists in Libya are making life very dangerous for black migrants who have not been able to leave Libya.

Black Family’s Ordeal as 50 Armed Cops Storm Home

Delroy Gardner, 31, said he was lying in bed watching TV with his wife Leonie Reece, at around 2.00 am on August 17 when the front and back doors of their home in Harlesden, north London, were kicked in and around 50 cops stormed in, pointing guns in their faces.

Stranded Africans Airlifted From Libya

Hundreds of stranded African migrants have been airlifted from southern Libya, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said in Geneva on 2 August.

North Carolina Urges Sterilization Victims to Come Forward

What North Carolina did was wicked and wrong. It was nothing short of genocide or pre-meditated murder. What was done to my mother not only affected her, but me as well. I still have flashbacks of walking behind her going down dirt roads to try to hide her bleeding.

More Than 5 Million American Households had Their Wealth Wiped out...

The typical US household lost 28 percent of its wealth during the economic crisis, with one third of these being totally wiped out, according to a recent analysis of Census Bureau data carried out by the Pew Research Center, “Wealth Gaps Rise to Record Highs Between Whites, Blacks and Hispanics”.

British Prime Minister Seeks Stronger Ties With Nigeria

Prime Minister David Cameron visited Nigeria on Tuesday and pushed a message of trade, aid and democracy before making an early return home to deal with the spiralling phone hacking crisis engulfing the media empire of Rupert Murdoch.

Remittances to Africa Hit $40 Billion

In Africa, migration is a vital lifeline for the continent and African migrants play a big role in the development of their home countries. Between...

SADC Can Afford to Play a Waiting Game

Southern Africa Development Community SADC has little to gain by reacting strongly to Malagasy President Andry Rajoelina’s defiant rejection of its insistence that he allow his exiled opponents back home.

Massive Farewell for Albertina Sisulu

Thousands of people braved the cold weather on Saturday to bid farewell to African National Congress struggle icon, Albertina Sisulu, who died in Johannesburg last Thursday. She was laid to rest in a beautifully decorated family grave next to her husband, ANC leader Walter Sisulu, at Croesus cemetery in Johannesburg.

African Migrant Workers Struggle After Being Forced Out of Libya

Some 25,000 Chadians have returned since the conflict in Libya began, according to IOM. Most arrive in the small village of Zouarké, 600km northwest of the town of Faya from where returnees find transport to return to their home villages and towns.

SA banks approve more home loans

The ability to obtain financing is one of the biggest drivers in the property market, so the consistent improvements are positive for the market