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Staff, 12:01 am
Obama’s push for LGBT rights has shifted attitudes globally but some are fighting it. Washington, D.C.-based World Bank lends money in developing countries. This year, it researched LGBT discrimination globally and collected data. The bank created a new advisor whose job is to report violence gainst LGBT in the 136 countries in which it does business. Fifty-four African countries want a new U.N. investigator suspended whose job is to investigate human rights violations against LGBT. There’s a good chance their resolution will pass.
Staff, 5:11 am
Congolese student Arnold Mutumbo Muama refuses to be cowed by a spate of racist violence towards Africans in India’s capital New Delhi, defiant after a friend was beaten up by security guards at his apartment block. Racism against Africans in India was thrown into the spotlight following the brutal stoning to death in May of Congolese national Masunda Kitada Oliver in a dispute over an auto-rickshaw.
Dana Sanchez, 11:25 am
There is no good reason to import poultry to South Africa. It’s harming local business and stunting economic growth, according to a local opinion piece. South African producers get better value from local chicken because they sell every piece of the chicken to consumers rather than just the white meat preferred in the U.S. and Europe, whose subliminal racism is exemplified by exporting the waste they don’t consume, transferring the effects of their dietary preference to the poor. But AGOA isn’t just about chicken and it was never meant as a one-way deal.
Dana Sanchez, 3:30 pm
In 2000, Zimbabwe began transferring 4,500 white-owned farms to almost 170,000 black Zimbabwean families. The land transfers were sometimes violent and resulted in about 300,000 lost farm jobs and at least 12 deaths. Now the government is talking about issuing treasury bills to pay back white farmers who lost their land. The focus of indigenization has moved to foreign-owned businesses. Critics say forcing foreign companies to give up 51% ownership to indigenous Zimbabweans will discourage much-needed investment.
Keren MikvaAFKI Original
Ivorian winger Emmanuel Eboue is best known for his efforts for the Cote d’Ivoire national team along with his contributions from 2005 to 2011 at English Premier League club Arsenal. He recently returned to the Premier League after a stint in Turkey, and will play out the rest of the current season in the English top flight. Here are 8 things you didn’t know about Emmanuel Eboue.
Peter Pedroncelli, 6:35 am
Eritrean champion and MTN Qhubeka cyclist Natnael Berhane was allegedly the subject of racist abuse at the Tour of Austria last week. As part of the first African team to compete at the Tour de France since the 1950s, MTN-Qhubeka’s Daniel Teklehaimanot became the first African rider to earn the polka dot best climber’s jersey and only the third African ever to wear a leader’s jersey at the Tour de France on Thursday, as the sixth stage of the cycling race came to a close.
Peter Pedroncelli, 6:09 am AFKI Original
Asamoah Gyan is a Ghanaian striker with a goal scoring touch and the ability to adapt to various international leagues, but he is also famous for speaking his mind and coming up with a few gems when he talks. AFKSports looks at a few of his most interesting quotes down the years in an effort to better understand and appreciate the Ghanaian footballer.
Peter Pedroncelli, 6:44 am
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has praised the FIFA anti-discrimination monitoring system, which will see FIFA sending European anti-discrimination organisation FARE trained observers to attend any qualification games that are considered high risk in terms of potential racist behaviour from fans in attendance.
Kevin Mwanza, 6:59 am
A Chinese restaurant in Nairobi, Kenya, was forced to shut down after Kenyans online protested against its controversial decision to not serve Africans after 5 p.m. on grounds that they could be robbers. The restaurant said it was robbed by Africans in 2013. The Chongquing Chinese Restaurant, located in the affluent Kilimani area of Nairobi, said it was only allowing non-African customers
Peter Pedroncelli, 5:53 am AFKI Original
Cameroonian star striker Samuel Eto’o has been recognised for his work and stance against racism in football by receiving the Medal of Tolerance from the European Council on Tolerance and Reconciliation (ECTR). The handover of the award took place at a gala dinner event at Kensington Palace in London. The Sampdoria striker, who previously played for […]
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