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China And India Have A Huge Anti-Black Racism Problem

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AFRICANGLOBE - Just minutes before his birthday, Masonda Ketanda Olivier was beaten to death by an Indian mob. The Congolese national was confronted by a mob of men late at night in New Delhi and killed. Olivier's friend, an Ivorian national, said it was a clear hate crime, with racial epithets repeatedly invoked. In a 2013 account, an African American English teacher recounted his Chinese students complaining about their instructor: "I don’t want to look at his Black face all night," one said.

Ghana Removes Statue Of Notorious Racist Gandhi

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ARICANGLOBE - A statue of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the famed Indian independence leader, has been removed from a university campus in Ghana's capital, Accra. University of Ghana lecturers began a petition for its removal shortly after it was unveiled in 2016 by India's former President Pranab Mukherjee. The petition said Gandhi was "racist" and African heroes should be put first. In the wake of the row, Ghana's government at the time said the statue would be relocated.

Nigeria To Increase Oil Production By 22% By December

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AFRICANGLOBE - Nigeria expects its oil production rate to jump by 22% by the end of the year to 2.2m barrels per day (bpd) from current levels, its oil minister said on Monday, adding he hoped a force majeure on all its oil fields would be lifted by December or January.

India Wants To Execute 119 Somalis After Kidnapping And Accusing Them...

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AFRICANGLOBE - Somali protesters have expressed outrage over reports emerging in India that 50 out of 119 kidnapped Somalis suspected of being pirates could face the death penalty at the end of an ongoing show trial. The Times of India reported on Friday that 119 alleged Somali pirates nabbed by the Indian coast guard and navy between 2011 and 12 had pleaded guilty to offences brought against them.

Being Black In India: ‘We Are Seen As Demons’

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AFRICANGLOBE - After a year in India, Zaharaddeen Muhammed, 27, knows enough Hindi to understand what bander means. Monkey. But it isn't even the daily derogatory comments that make him doubt his decision to swap his university in Nigeria for a two-year master's degree in India. Nor is it the questions about personal hygiene, the unsolicited touching of his hair or the endless staring. It is his failure to interact with Indian people on a deeper level.

Racist India Looking To Africa For Uranium Supplies

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AFRICANGLOBE - On the sidelines of its campaign for membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), India is likely to ask African countries to relax commitment to the Pelindaba Treaty which controls supply of uranium from key mineral hubs of Africa to the rest of the world.

These Hindus In India Are Calling Donald Trump The ‘Lone Protector...

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AFRICANGLOBE - At a campaign rally in Delaware three weeks ago, presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump chose to attack American outsourcing by affecting a cruel caricature of an Indian accent, to the delight of his supporters. Yet his apparent disdain for the people of the world’s second most populous nation doesn’t seem to faze a right-wing Indian group that is now praying — yes, literally praying — for Trump’s victory.

The African Country Helping India Feed 1.2 Billion People

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AFRICANGLOBE - India's ability to feed its 1.22 billion people is under increasing strain. This is due to a rapidly growing population, low agricultural productivity, reductions in farm sizes, declining water tables, increasing control of the seed sector by multi-nationals and a gradual withdrawal since the 1990s of the farm support system.

Africans In India: From Being Enslaved To Reformers And Rulers

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AFRICANGLOBE - India and Africa have a shared history in trade, music, religion, arts and architecture, but the historical link between these two diverse regions is rarely discussed. Many Africans travelled to India as traders, but eventually settled down here to play an important role in India's history of kingdoms, conquests and wars.

High Noon For India In Africa

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AFRICANGLOBE - Because of its vast natural resources, acute infrastructure deficit, high population growth and growing middle class, Africa has long been a cynosure of many eyes. Countries such as China, India, Japan, Brazil, Turkey and South Korea, as well as organisations such as the European Union (EU), the Commonwealth and La Francophonie, have been regularly hosting Africa-focussed summits. The U.S. is the latest to join this Africa rush.

South Africa To Grant Indians Business Visas In Four Days

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AFRICANGLOBE - South Africa will grant visas to Indian businessmen wishing to explore prospects in the country within four days of submitting an application, its envoy in India said Thursday.

Ghanaian Messaging App Saya Gains Popularity In India

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AFRICANGLOBE - Ghana-based chat application Saya has gained a huge following among mobile phone users across the globe. Founded in 2012, Saya is a replacement for text messaging much like WhatsApp, but built for feature phones.

An ‘Unfair’ Obsession That Plagues India

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AFRICANGLOBE - Pregnant women in rural India still believe that they will give birth to pale skinned babies if they drink milk of a white cow. Indian perception that pale is lovely and eternally beautiful has become genetical, bolstered further by those abysmally abominable TV commercials which keep proclaiming 24x7: "Don't get sunburnt, use skin whitening creams

Indian Minister’s Attack On Africans Bad News For Indo-Africa Ties

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AFRICANGLOBE - The vigilantism of Delhi law minister Somnath Bharti against African nationals in Khirki Extension undermines the basis of India-Africa ties: our resolve to fight prejudices and racism jointly. Our founding fathers believed India's freedom would remain incomplete as long as Africa remained in bondage.

Indian Government Must Condemn Attacks On Africans

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AFRICANGLOBE - Given the recent spate of attacks against Africans in India, a Nigerian envoy has called for the Indian government to condemn the vigilante raid led by Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti against Africans living is south Delhi”.

Africans Decry ‘Discrimination’ In India

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AFRICANGLOBE - Racism towards Africans in India is a daily routine. If not physical assaults, most of them have had to endure attitudes ranging from curiosity to irrational phobia to being treated unfairly. India has been less than warm in welcoming Africans, compared to the manner Africans have embraced Indians among them in their own continent.
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