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AFRICANGLOBE - Dylann Roof, the white terrorist convicted in the assault on Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, that left a total of 12 victims, nine of them dead, was sentenced to death on Tuesday. Jurors began deliberating Tuesday over whether Roof, 22, should get the death penalty or life in prison for his crimes. It took two hours for the 12 jurors to come to their unanimous decision.
AFRICANGLOBE - 'He shot all the people, please come,' were the words spoken by one of the Charleston church massacre survivors in a frantic 911 call after gunman Dylann Roof opened fire on her congregation. Polly Sheppard, 86, was spared by the white supremacist on June 17, 2015, to spread word of his killing spree. Roof killed nine parishioners at Emanuel AME Church in an attempt to start a race war.
AFRICANGLOBE - A jury on Thursday convicted Dylann Roof of slaughtering nine Black members of a Charleston, South Carolina, church. He was convicted of 33 federal charges, from hate crimes to the obstruction of the practice of religion. Roof, 22, walked into the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, commonly referred to as “Mother Emanuel,” in June 2015 during Bible study. He sat with congregation members before taking out a gun and starting his massacre.
AFRICANGLOBE- Top-secret British surveillance operations targeted the director of the World Trade Organization, several multinational corporations, a top French businessman, and heads of state across Africa, according to a new series of reports. In 20 countries across the continent, GCHQ monitored current and former heads of state, prime ministers, diplomats, military and intelligence chiefs, as well as leading figures in the business and finance industry.
AFRICANGLOBE - The U.S. has terrorized Cuba for more than 50 years, since Castro led the revolution that freed his country from the yolk of American imperialism. Scholar Noam Chomsky has called U.S. policy in Cuba a “terrorist campaign” and a decades-long “murderous terrorist war.” Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and historian Garry Wills wrote in The New York Times in 1978 of the U.S. “campaign of terror and sabotage directed against Castro.” Even celebrated establishment historian Arthur Schlesinger, who advised John and Robert Kennedy, spoke of the U.S. attempt to unleash “the terrors of the earth” on post-revolutionary Cuba.
AFRICANGLOBE - The number of white supremacist and self-identified Nazi sympathisers on Twitter have multiplied more than 600 per cent in the last four years, outperforming the so-called Islamic State (Isis) in everything from follower counts to number of daily tweets, a new study found.
AFRICANGLOBE - The number of people killed in Boko Haram attacks in northeastern Nigeria have gone down by around 75 percent between January 2016 and July 2016 compared to the same period last year, according to a Nigerian non-profit organization.
AFRICANGLOBE - What do you think of when you hear the name Colonel Gaddafi? Tyrant? Dictator? Terrorist? Well, a national citizen of Libya may disagree but we want you to decide. For 41 years until his demise in October 2011, Muammar Gaddafi did some truly amazing things for his country. So despite what you’ve heard on the radio, seen in the media or on the TV, Gaddafi did some powerful things that are not characteristic of a “vicious dictator” as portrayed by the western media. Here are ten things Gaddafi did for Libya that you may not know about…
AFRICANGLOBE - Nigeria's military claimed Tuesday to have seriously injured Boko Haram's elusive leader Abubakar Shekau and killed other commanders in an air strike on the Islamist group's forest stronghold. Shekau was "fatally wounded in the shoulder" during Friday's raids, said army spokesman Sani Usman in a statement, without giving further details. Usman also said three Boko Haram commanders — Abubakar Mubi, Malam Nuhu and Malam Hamman — were confirmed dead with several others wounded.
AFRICANGLOBE - Dylann Roof, the racially motivated terrorist who massacred nine African American parishioners last year at Charleston's Emanuel AME Church, was attacked and beaten Thursday by a Black man in a South Carolina jail, authorities said.
AFRICANGLOBE - Former police officer and ardent Donald Trump supporter has put out a "clarion call" for "lone wolf patriots" to join him at the GOP convention in Cleveland this summer to confront Black Lives Matter demonstrators. "I am encouraging patriots and Trump supporters and those that support liberty and freedom to come lawfully armed with lethal and non-lethal weaponry," Stachowiak said.
AFRICANGLOBE - The massacre came on the heels of the alleged assault of a white elevator operator by a Black man. The local white newspapers at the time flamed tensions, supposedly even calling for a “lynching,” but historical documents and research show that there was very likely no attack at all. However, the supposed assault was quickly used as an excuse to destroy the prosperous Greenwood neighborhood and all the Black citizens living there.
AFRICANGLOBE - Journalist Nick Turse’s recently released book “Tomorrow's Battlefield: U.S. Proxy Wars and Secret Ops in Africa” aims to at the least make more of the people paying for this military intervention aware of AFRICOM and its mission. What becomes clear as one reads this text is that the US military in Africa is essentially on a war footing and is expanding rapidly.
What began ostensibly in January 2012 as just another invasion by the Sahara desert's Tuareg tribesmen has evolved into what media commentators are calling...
A stepped-up role for the American military, which has been the subject of widespread discussion and debate since the establishment of the U.S. Africa...
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