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Extradition Of Assata Shakur From Cuba Unlikely Despite Restored Ties

AFRICANGLOBE - Soon after President Barack Obama announced the restoration of diplomatic ties with Havana on Wednesday, Cuba watchers began to raise questions over potential extradition orders U.S. exiles in Cuba, specifically regarding rights activist Assata Shakur — who has been living on the island for decades.

Obama And Kevin Hart Targeted In Sony ‘Racist’ Email Leak

AFRICANGLOBE - Sony pictures has found itself embroiled in a fiery race row after a series of racist emails were leaked following an apparent cyber attack on the major Hollywood studio. In one exchange between Sony Pictures chair Amy Pascal and film producer Scott Rudin they joked about the President Obama’s race, claiming that he would prefer movies featuring Black actors.

Black Voters Lack Clout In Obama White House

AFRICANGLOBE - In 2008 and 2012, more than 90 percent of Africans in America voted for Obama, and they have continually provided high support for Obama, despite the stalled economy. That steady support has left them with little or no apparent political leverage on economic issues in the White House.

Are Black Politicians Becoming Irrelevant?

AFRICANGLOBE - This past weekend, the Congressional Black Caucus hosted its annual weekend extravaganza that included expensive dinners and lavish partying. Yet, Black politicians in the present day are standing by as the GOP and its right-wing zealots run amok in cahoots with local and state police departments.

The 2014 Political Pimp Move – The Gantt Report

AFRICANGLOBE - No matter how much love Black people show their political party of choice and the candidates that run for office under that party’s banner, Black people get screwed just like a two dollar whore on the bad side of town. They take our endorsements, they take our volunteerism, they take our campaign contributions, they take our enthusiasm, they take our political love and what do we get for it…..absolutely nothing!

U.S. Army Begins “Ebola” Deployment

AFRICANGLOBE - A C-17 U.S. military aircraft arrived in Liberia Thursday with the first shipment of increased U.S. military equipment and personnel for the so-called anti-Ebola fight, which was promised by President Barack Obama in a speech September 16 at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia.

U.S Sending 3,000 Troops To Liberia “To Fight Ebola”

AFRICANGLOBE - President Barack Obama announced new measures Tuesday to help fight the worst-ever Ebola outbreak in West Africa, including sending 3,000 U.S. troops to the region.

How Did All This Military Hardware End Up In Police Hands?

AFRICANGLOBE - U.S. President Barack Obama has ordered a review of the distribution of military hardware to state and local police. Great. Now can we have a review of the distribution of military influence throughout US society?

High Noon For India In Africa

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.

Five Reasons Why The United States Can’t Beat China In Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - There are at least five reasons why the United States can’t beat China in Africa. This “pivot” to Africa is being driven in no small part by a desire to counter China’s growing influence on the continent. Indeed, President Obama nearly said as much himself.

China’s Million-Migrant March Into Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - Africans across the continent complain about the “Chinese propensity for bribery and corruption, for shoddy goods and for cutting corners,” according to French. This is often evident in construction projects, where roads and buildings quickly become dilapidated. Because they consistently underbid all competitors, provide financing and are adept at the art of greasing palms, however, Chinese firms own the infrastructure sector, a major conduit for migrants working on such projects eager to escape grim prospects back home.

Obama Amnesty Would Hurt Black Americans

AFRICANGLOBE - If President Barack Obama takes unilateral executive action to grant work permits to millions of illegal aliens, he will hurt Black Americans, say experts with the Project 21 Black leadership network. Black Americans will be hurt because the President will flood the labor market with workers who compete disproportionately with Black Americans.

Russians Mock Obama With Racist Images At U.S. Embassy

AFRICANGLOBE - The U.S. Embassy in Moscow was temporarily lit up to wish President Barack Obama a happy birthday, but images were full of racist tones. Blaring across the front of the embassy was a projected image of the president wearing a birthday hat and eating a banana, along with the words...

U.S. To Spend Up To $550 Million On African Rapid Response...

AFRICANGLOBE - The United States announced on Wednesday plans to spend $110 million a year over the next three to five years to help African nations develop peacekeeping forces that can be rapidly deployed to head off militant threats and other crises.

The U.S. & Africa – How The Game Has Changed

AFRICANGLOBE - In this day and age, the era of Edward Snowden's digital espionage disclosures, and former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's Wiki-leaked instructions to the American Intelligence community about harvesting the DNA and frequent-flyer details of foreign dignitaries, no one doubts that President Obama has a Top Secret file on each, and every one of our continent's leaders that he is meeting in Washington this week.

No African ‘Excuses’ But Trauma Of Slavery And Colonisation, Mr. Obama

AFRICANGLOBE - President Barack Obama’s recent remarks urging Africa to stop making “excuses” for the continent’s economic doldrums based on history of colonialism were not only unfortunate and ill-conceived but also insensitive. I’m not sure whether Obama has deliberately developed selective amnesia not to realise that the wealth accumulated by the country he now leads has been through the blood and sweat of those from the cradle of mankind.