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Ethiopian Woman Raped and Murdered in Kuwait

AFRICANGLOBE - An Ethiopian woman died when she allegedly fell from the window of a domestic employment agency in Hawally, Kuwait. According to security sources, when the operations room of Kuwait's Ministry of Interior received information from the building guard about a woman lying on the ground and bleeding, securitymen and paramedics rushed to the location and found the woman bleeding profusely from the head.

From Fiscal Abyss, To Fiscal Cliff, To Deal?

AFRICANGLOBE - During the 2012 campaign President Obama told the electorate that he would raise taxes on those making over $250K in order to generate much needed revenues and avoid going over the fiscal cliff. President Obama won reelection with a convincing margin; some would say a mandate even though Republicans still control the House.

UN Security Council Authorizes African-Led Intervention Force in Mali

AFRICANGLOBE - The Security Council yesterday authorized the deployment of an African-led International Support Mission in Mali, to be known as AFISMA, for an initial period of one year to assist the authorities in recovering rebel-held regions in the north and restoring the unity of the country.

Why are African Armies So Bad?

The conflicts in Mali and Congo have yet again confirmed fears about how poorly equipped, badly commanded, ill trained and hated most African armies are. General Carter Ham head of AFRICOM - the U.S. military command for Africa - did not mince his words, when he briefed the Homeland Security Policy Institute

Forgotten Black Couple Who Created Your Home Security Alarm System

AFRICANGLOBE - Recently, while I was on vacation, our daughter took our dog, Cali, for a play date with her four canines, two of...

Should Rwanda Be on the UN Security Council?

Rwanda's alleged support of rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo has raised concerns its presence on the Security Council could undermine rather than...

UN Deploys Attack Helicopters Against M23 Rebels in Congo

AFRICANGLOBE - The UN Security Council, meeting in an emergency session on Saturday, strongly condemned the latest attacks by the M23 rebel group, which...

Haiti: Human Security in Danger

AFRICANGLOBE - FIDH and its member organisations in Haiti, the National Human Rights Defense Network (RNDDH) and the Ecumenical Center for Human Rights (CEDH),...

UN Extends Somalia Peacekeeping Force

The United Nations Security Council extended an African Union peacekeeping force in Somalia for four months on Wednesday as it mulls lifting an arms...

African Union Wants UN to Boost Somalia Forces, End Weapons Ban

The African Union urged the United Nations Security Council to bolster its peacekeeping force in Somalia and lift arms-import and charcoal-export bans on the...

South African Miners Shot Dead by Security

Mine security guards shot and killed two striking coal miners in KwaZulu-Natal on Wednesday, amid continuing tensions and clashes in South Africa’s mining sector. The...

Investments and Pension Reforms In Africa: Wake Up, Domestic Giants!

New reforms and stricter governance measures could bring billions of dollars in new investments into African stock markets and infrastructure projects. The investment giants of...

Somaliland: Strengthening Ties With Ethiopia

Somaliland (An autonomous  part of Somalia) is set to sign a bilateral partnership agreement with Ethiopia by the end of 2012, covering such wide-ranging...

McCain Criticizes Powell’s for Endorsing Obama

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has grown increasingly outspoken as Election Day draws closer, criticizing former Secretary of State Colin Powell’s support of President Barack...

Regional Trade Key to African Food Security

The World Bank is urging African countries to strengthen regional food trade, suggesting that food security could be greatly enhanced simply by allowing farmers...

Darfur Crisis Worsening Says United Nations

Ending violence in the western Sudanese region of Darfur requires the Sudanese government and a rebel group that signed a peace plan last year...