AFRICANGLOBE – St. Louis police shot and killed a young African-American man Tuesday after authorities claimed he brandished a knife and stole energy drinks.
AFRICANGLOBE – In contemporary France, major fortunes, migrants’ origins and attitudes to Africa have their roots in the imperial power dynamic. In 2007, Nicolas Sarkozy infamously described the continent in terms redolent of the colonial era, provoking widespread anger.
AFRICANGLOBE – In 1987, Blaise Compaoré overthrew Thomas Sankara and took over the presidency. 27 years later, Thomas Sankara’s ghost may be coming back to return the favour. 30 years ago, on 4 August, 1984, the former French colony of the Upper Volta was re-baptised as ‘Burkina Faso’ amidst a revolutionary process that proved to be one of the most inspiring, yet ultimately tragic, episodes of modern African history.
AFRICANGLOBE – A long list of school dropouts who became renowned for their admirable entrepreneurial achievements might have the younger generation questioning the rationality in seeking a university degree over a compelling business idea.
AFRICANGLOBE – The killing of 34 miners by South African police drew attention to the cozy relationship between big business and the ruling ANC. Some South Africans feel betrayed by the party that led the fight against apartheid.
AFRICANGLOBE – Nearly two times a week in the United States, a White police officer killed a Black person during a seven-year period ending in 2012, according to the most recent accounts of justifiable homicide reported to the FBI.
AFRICANGLOBE – The production capacity of KIG initially will be five cranes a month. According to Kahsay, his company is the second of its kind in Africa and has the potential of exporting its products to other African nations.
AFRICANGLOBE – This weekend marked the second time Open Carry Texas planned to march in one of Houston’s historically African American neighborhoods. And, for the second time, the Open Carry Texas folks called it off.
AFRICANGLOBE – From the GoFundMe page to multiple Facebook fan pages, Darren Wilson the cop who slaughtered Michael Brown is getting lots of online love. Just one thing: His supporters would prefer to remain anonymous.
AFRICANGLOBE – An independent autopsy of Michael Brown, performed Sunday, provides graphic evidence that the 18-year-old unarmed youth was shot execution-style by Ferguson policeman Darren Wilson.