AFRICANGLOBE – Jury selection begins today for Michael David Dunn, the 47-year-old man who shot unarmed 17-year-old Jordan Davis dead at a gas station in Jacksonville, Fla., in Novermber of 2012, The Florida Times-Union reports.
AFRICANGLOBE – Nigerian security agencies are reviewing information that Abubakar Shekau, the leader of the Boko Haram Islamist militant group, may have been killed in a battle with the military, a person familiar with the investigation was quoted as saying.
AFRICANGLOBE – In an effort to combat police brutality in the Black community, the National Bar Association (NBA) recently announced plans to file open records requests in 25 cities to study allegations of police misconduct.
AFRICANGLOBE – Two men who’ve spent more than 15 years in prison after being convicted in 1993 of kidnapping saw their guilty verdicts overturned Wednesday when a state appeals court ruled cops withheld evidence that might have cleared them and then lied about it.
AFRICANGLOBE – The Nigerian Army, yesterday, declared that its fighting efficiency was back to what it was known for, which is the pride of the nation. It said that it decided to put to test the return of its fighting efficiency in the battle of Konduga, Borno State, where its troops massacred scores of Boko Haram terrorists, captured its key leader and assorted war equipment to register their (troops) triumph in the encounters.
AFRICANGLOBE – “The shooting of Michael Brown did not come out of the blue. Let’s not beat about the bush here. It came about through a deepening culture of unaccountable racism. And it’s not just about police racism. Obviously in Ferguson we’re looking at years of police repression targeted largely at Black people, but it goes deeper than that.”
AFRICANGLOBE – In the early days of silent cinema, – the first decades of the last century – Black characters would be played by White people in black-face and when African Americans were cast they were also expected to wear black make-up. It was against this backdrop that a parallel Black cinema industry arose.
AFRICANGLOBE – South Africa signed a partnership agreement with Russia’s state-owned nuclear company that may see Rosatom Corp. build reactors in Africa’s second-biggest economy. “The agreement lays the foundation for the large-scale nuclear power plants procurement and development program” using Russian VVER reactors
AFRICANGLOBE – “I don’t believe it. They didn’t find the gun when he was frisked and put in the police car. It was a big gun.” Mothers pushing baby strollers and throngs of young men marched Thursday night to a Savannah, Georgia police station “demanding justice” for 29-year-old Charles Smith, who was shot and killed Thursday morning by a Savannah police officer while in custody.
AFRICANGLOBE – Zimbabwe certainly has the wherewithal to reclaim its position as a force to reckon with in the region. The star is now shining brighter. China and Russia have come out in full force to support the country’s efforts to revive the economy through investment in major projects that will certainly inject life into the economy.