AFRICANGLOBE – African countries top list of those with most vulnerable water supplies as recent reports warn of a ‘looming crisis’ in both Asia and Africa from pollution and depletion of natural water resources.
AFRICANGLOBE – Both China and the US are trying to broaden and deepen their influence in Africa, with China dominating the continent economically, whereas the US is more pro-active militarily,
AFRICANGLOBE – Barack Obama has told African leaders to stop “making excuses” for ongoing economic problems and to look for solutions rather than blaming the past. Ahead of a summit of African leaders at the White House next week, the US president tried to dispel the notion that poverty and under-development on the continent results purely from the “onerous debt imposed by the west”.
AFRICANGLOBE – George Zimmerman says he recently found work as a security guard at a store that sells motorcycles, guns and ammunition, according to police.
AFRICANGLOBE – A police review panel has recommended disciplinary charges against three Staten Island cops — all assigned to the precinct already under fire in Eric Garner’s death — for using excessive force and failing to get medical treatment for a 52-year-old man who died while in custody. Irving Mizell’s death was ruled ‘accidental’ by the medical examiner after he died in NYPD custody due to an alleged heart attack. A new lawsuit claims Mizell was ‘viciously beaten, and assaulted’ out of view of security cameras.
AFRICANGLOBE – American teenager and Christian missionary Matthew Durham faces a possible life in prison sentence after authorities say they learned about shocking crimes he allegedly committed on an African mission trip. The suspect was volunteering at a Kenyan children’s home when he allegedly raped and molested a number of young children. Here’s what you need to know:
AFRICANGLOBE – Like John Daymond, a number of people are providing startup and early stage capital to companies, including those owned by minorities. Take tennis champion Serena Williams, who invested in the mobile and video sharing app Mobli. And actor Wendell Pierce has invested in a chain of convenience stores, Sterling Express, and a grocery store called Sterling Farms.
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.
AFRICANGLOBE – For weeks, rival Libyan militias had been pounding one another’s positions with artillery, mortar rounds and rockets in a desperate fight to control the international airport in the capital, Tripoli. Then suddenly, early Saturday morning, the fighting just stopped.
AFRICANGLOBE – Archaeologists studying 13,000-year-old human remains from the Mesolithic Era found at a burial site in Sudan have found proof of what they claim may have been the world’s first race war. Archaeologists studying 13,000-year-old human remains from the Mesolithic Era found at a burial site in Sudan have found proof of what may have been the world’s first race war, Ha’aretz reported.