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U.S. Military’s Ebola Mission: Edge Out China In Africa?

AFRICANGLOBE - For an administration that prides itself in never letting a crisis go to waste, the Ebola outbreak is seemingly offering the perfect opportunity to achieve a long-time Western goal – to build up a U.S. military presence in Africa in the face of growing Chinese investment and influence on the continent.

More U.S. Soldiers Being Sent To “Battle Ebola”

AFRICANGLOBE - As Obama administration officials sought to reassure Americans about efforts to contain Ebola in the wake of the first U.S. case, the military announced Friday that an additional 1,000 troops could be sent to West Africa, allegedly to help fight the virus.

‘Black People Lost Ground’ During Obama’s Presidency – Tavis Smiley

AFRICANGLOBE - Tavis Smiley has written a new book on Dr.Martin Luther King, Jr., he also weighed in on the current state of Black America under President Obama. And while Smiley had no interest in “demonizing” Obama, he did say that Black people have to start demanding more of the president because as a whole, African-Americans have not fared well economically in the past few years.

Ebola Is An Army: U.S. Sending Troops To West Africa To...

AFRICANGLONE - President Obama said Sunday that the U.S. military will begin aiding what has been a chaotic and ineffective response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, arguing that it represents a serious national security concern.

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.

Black Americans Not Satisfied With Obama’s Response To Ferguson

AFRICANGLOBE - A new CBS News/New York Times poll shows that Americans give President Obama mixed reviews for his handling of the situation in Ferguson, Mo.

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.

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...

Investing In Africa An Attractive Prospect

AFRICANGLOBE - As Africa's economies gain momentum, democratic governments take hold and the continent's young population grows wealthier, investing there is becoming both easier and more attractive to international investors.

Insulting: US To Screen African Leaders For Ebola

AFRICANGLOBE - President Obama announced Friday that African leaders attending a summit in Washington, D.C., next week will be screened for Ebola.

Republicans Vote To Sue President Obama

AFRICANGLOBE - The House suit could be the first step toward impeachment, something that has become a staple of campaign messaging for the party and already generated millions in online donations.

US Senators Want Uganda, Nigeria, Punished For Not Allowing Homosexuality

AFRICANGLOBE - Ten U.S. Senators, led by Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) have called on President Obama to exclude Uganda and Nigeria from the African Growth and Opportunity Act program that allows duty-free exports of some products to the U.S. as punishment for restricting homosexuality in their respective countries.

‘Apartheid Avenue’ Two Blocks From The White House

AFRICANGLOBE - A segment of 18th Street between Pennsylvania Avenue and G Street has been christened “Apartheid Avenue.” To the left of the Street stands the World Bank’s “J” building where Blacks are segregated. To its right sits the bank’s flagship building where Black professionals face glass doors.

Chicago Is Fed Up! Furious Protesters Call Obama ‘Worst President Ever’

AFRICANGLOBE - Residents from Chicago’s South Side expressed frustration Friday over President Obama’s attention to prioritizing the illegal immigrant crisis at the border over their city’s escalating violence.

US Late In Courting African Leaders

AFRICANGLOBE - President Obama during his first four years showed very little love for his father’s homeland. In fact, when African heads of state would request a meeting with this new president, they were denied. Even the First Lady of Kenya requested a short meeting with our First Lady and she was told in so many words, that will never happen.

Black Americans: The True Casualties Of Amnesty

AFRICANGLOBE - One of the sleeper issues surrounding the debate on amnesty for illegal immigrants – an inconvenient one that no proponent of a widespread amnesty wishes to acknowledge – is the devastating effect so-called immigration reform will have on African Americans.