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Hiding The Evidence: U.S. Keeps No Record Of Citizens Murdered By...

AFRICANGLOBE - A Black person in Florida is two and a half times as likely to be killed by police as in Georgia. An African-American in St. Louis is five times as likely to be killed by police as a Black person in New York City, and a Black person is 10 times as likely to be killed by police in Oklahoma as in Virginia. “We’ve learned that what the protesters are saying is absolutely correct and is validated by the data. More Black people who are unarmed were killed by police than white people who are unarmed, despite the fact that white people are five times greater in terms of population in this country.”

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.

China Criticize America Over The Murder Of Black People

AFRICANGLOBE - For a century, the US has been ridiculing China while at the same time praising the “Freedom” here in America. When a country, that we are told is a bastion for human rights violations, and corruption, cites specific cases and calls the US out for its rampant violence and corruption, something is indeed awry.

Detroit: The Dispersal Of Urban Black America Begins

AFRICANGLOBE - High water bills and cascading shut-offs have added to the flood of forced evictions. "Our conclusion is that you have here in Detroit a man-made perfect storm," said the UN officials. More precisely, a corporate-made vortex of ethnic and class cleansing, to make way for a new, gentrified city.

Thabo Mbeki Spills The British Beans

AFRICANGLOBE - I am hardly surprised by Thabo Mbeki’s recent revelations about an attempted British military intervention in Zimbabwe. What Mugabe did to the White farmers angered the White establishment. Although they feign a righteous concern over human rights and democracy, the real issue is bitterness over land. They are inconsolable.

UN Intervention Brigade – End Game in the Congo?

The recent approval of two extraordinary measures to deal with the situation in the DR Congo by the UN Security Council, includes, an intervention brigade to take the offensive against militias groups, and the use of drones or unmanned aerial vehicles to provide reconnaissance of militia activity is being hailed by some as a potential turning point in the country's recent unhappy history.

Libya: Stop Revenge Crimes Against Black Libyans

AFRICANGLOBE - The Libyan government should take urgent steps to stop serious and ongoing human rights violations against inhabitants of the town of Tawergha, who are widely viewed as having supported Muammar Gaddafi. The forced displacement of roughly 40,000 people, arbitrary detentions, torture, and killings are widespread, systematic, and sufficiently organized to be crimes against humanity and should be condemned by the United Nations Security Council.

Lonmin Nominated as World’s Worst Company

AFRICANGLOBE - Lonmin has been nominated as one of the world's worst companies of 2012, environmental organisation groundWork said on Friday. "This submission was based on the human rights violations and environmental destruction that the corporation has carried out since the establishment of its mine in the Marikana region..." said Bobby Peek, director at groundWork.

Congo: Documented Cases of Human Rights Abuse Emerge Against M23 Rebels

AFRICANGLOBE - Newly documented human rights violations in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) include cases of arbitrary executions and rape - among...

The Destruction Of Haiti’s Economy

AFRICANGLOBE - A complex historical truth emerges in this intelligent examination by director Nicolas Rossier revealing the often suppressed story of the 2004 coup d'état in Haiti, as well as the systematic violence and human rights violations that erupted under the interim government. An interview with the deposed president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide in South Africa, is juxtaposed with the views of a wide range of supporters and critics.

General Motors to Pay Out for its Role in Apartheid

More than 20 apartheid victims represented by human rights group Khulumani will receive compensation from car manufacturing giant General Motors (GM) after a lawsuit...

Chinese and Russian Weapons Fueling Government Atrocities in Darfur

Arms sales from China and Russia are fuelling serious human rights violations in Darfur, Amnesty International said today. These arms transfers highlight the urgent need...

Natural Resources – Pathway To Development Or Fragility?

AFRICANGLOBE - Trade and investment in natural mineral resources hold great potential for boosting growth and prosperity in the developing world. Too often though, misguided or illicit exploitation of these resources has contributed, directly or indirectly, to armed conflict, human rights violations, crime and corruption, and/or international terrorism, thereby impeding economic and social development

Police Death Squads Haunt Brazil’s Favelas

AFRICANGLOBE - Brazil has begun to teeter on the brink of human rights violations” as it begins to clear 1.5 million poor citizens most of whom are Black Brazilians from their neighborhoods in preparation for the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics. Killings of favela residents far exceed police violence, even in the United States.

Millions Face Starvation Across Africa As Land Grab by Foreigners Intensifies

A report released recently by Oxfam says that poor people, particularly in Africa, are hardest hit by a new wave of land deals. The competition is intensifying, driving millions of people into the abyss of poverty.

Rights Group Accuses Libya's NTC Administration of Abuses

The National Transitional Council (NTC) must get a grip on armed rebel groups to stop reprisal attacks and arbitrary arrests particularly of native Africans, Amnesty International warned as it released a major report into human rights violations during the Libyan conflict.