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'..The friends we have lost do not repose under the ground...they are buried deep in our hearts. It has been thus ordained that they may always accompany us...'- Alexandre Dumas - Diaspora

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Welcome to African Century Journal

This journal was started in 1999 at the dawn of the 21st Century It was aimed at providing leading edge thinking on Africa and the diaspora issues at a time when a stale orthodoxy ruled the Black academy. At the time I had a full time role as partner in a City firm and the  journeying around the world consequent on the launch of the first issue made a second issue impossible! However the need for an independent and…

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EVAN THOMAS: US MIRROR LANGUAGE OF TERROR

At a talk at JFK Library, Evan Thomas describes the birth of American global covert operations. Bryan Bender asks him about his description of the motto of covert operations at the CIA in the early days as: Money no object No holds barred No questions asked. He claims that the US had to behave this way because ‘we felt we were up against a great enemy – global communism’, which seemed to be massing to take over the world….

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US declares cyber war on China

US attacks on China on the issue of cyberwar have been raised to a new level as reported in FT on 19 July 2021: ‘The White House and its western allies have accused the Chinese government of teaming up with criminal gangs to commit widespread cyber attacks, including one on Microsoft this year that affected tens of thousands of organisations The US move to condemn China on Monday was supported by a coalition of allies, including those in Europe…

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BLM: Police ‚Trance‘ confirmed per Drew Diamond
(English) former Tulsa police chief

Police enter a trance state when approaching Black people is now confirmed by comments by Drew Diamond, former Police Chief of Tulsa. In an earlier piece, we suggested that the US police often entered a trance like state when entering Black neighbourhoods or dealing with Black people. Once in this state, they lose all sense of human empathy. It is while in this state that they commit such crimes against human beings who are Black. Drew Diamond, former Police…

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Western Myths of globalisation
(English) globe

It may be worthwhile to stand back and reflect a little on the term ‘globalisation’. One view would be: ‘Globalisation refers to the integration of markets in the global economy, leading to the increased interconnectedness of national economies. Markets where globalisation is particularly significant include financial markets, such as capital markets, money and credit markets, and insurance markets, commodity markets, including markets for oil, coffee, tin, and gold, and product markets, such as markets for motor vehicles and consumer electronics. ‘ https://www.economicsonline.co.uk/Global_economics/Globalisation_introduction.html A deeper view from the Peterson Institute…

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TRUMP & DEMOCRATIC DENIAL

There is a current consensus as of May 2021 of the established media that Trump was in complete denial about the 2020  US election. ‘https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/05/us/politics/trump-presidency-election-loss.html However, the same media  had  been in complete denial of Trump’s election of 2016  New York Times wrote in December 2016: Russia and the U.S. Election: What We Know and Don’t Know https://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/12/world/europe/russia-trump-election-cia-fbi.html Russian Hacking and Influence in the U.S. election https://www.nytimes.com/news-event/russian-election-hacking 3 years after the election Time Magazine continued denying the fairness of…

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BLM: BURNT OFFERINGS

In Leviticus, it is written: ‘You are to skin the burnt offering and cut it into pieces.’ 1:6 ‘It is a burnt offering, a food offering, an aroma pleasing to the Lord.’ 1:9 Sin offering: ‘If the whole Israelite community sins unintentionally and does what is forbidden in any of the Lord’s commands, even though the community is unaware of the matter, when they realize their guilt and the sin they committed becomes known, the assembly must bring a…

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HOWARD UNIVERSITY: F for Classics, resits for Cornel West and Jeremy Tate
(English) Howard University

I had something else to do today …but this cannot wait!!! Jeremy Tate and Cornel West have written an opinion piece (The Washington Post 20 April 2021 ) in response to Howard University’s culling of its classics department. If true the proposal by Howard University to cull its classics department is a disaster, the response by West and Tate are catastrophes. For Howard to ‘cancel’ the classics is possibly the result of the long term effects of the neo-liberal…

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