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Residents Gather in Miami’s Little Haiti Neighborhood to Protest the Onslaught of Gentrification

Longtime residents, business owners and civic leaders gathered in Miami’s Little Haiti neighborhood on Thursday to deliver a message about their rapidly changing community: “We want to stay.” Residents and activists, many carrying hand-written signs...

China Announces $60 Billion of Assistance and Loans for Africa to Help with Development

China has announced $60bn (£40bn) of assistance and loans for Africa to help with the development of the continent. The package would include zero-interest loans as well as scholarships and training for thousands of Africans. The...

Africa Shows Climate Leadership with Announcement of a $20 Billion Renewable Energy Initiative

Africa has done little to contribute to global warming, but it showed some serious climate leadership this week by announcing a $20 billion plan for a massive renewable energy initiative. New goals under the African...

President Obama Meets with Caribbean Nations About Climate Change

US President Barack Obama underscored the impact of climate change on the world’s most vulnerable countries in a meeting with the heads of government of small island countries on Tuesday. The 40-odd countries in the...

Roch Marc Christian Kabore Becomes the New President of Burkina Faso

After nearly three decades of autocratic rule followed by a civil uprising, Burkina Faso has a new leader. Roch Marc Christian Kabore won more than 53% of votes in Sunday's elections, according to an official...

Haitian Ambassador Intervenes to Allow Students to Study in the Dominican Republic

Following the intervention of the new Ambassador of Haiti to the Dominican Republic, Magali Jeanty Magloire, with the relevant Dominican authorities, including Major General Paulino Sem Director General of Immigration, a first group of...

Cameroon Troops Kill Approximately 100 Boko Haram Islamist Fighters, Free Nearly 900 Hostages

Cameroon troops killed around 100 Boko Haram Islamist fighters from Nigeria, freed almost 900 hostages and seized Islamic State (IS) flags last week, the defence ministry said Wednesday. "A special clean-up operation from November 26...

UN to Host Strategic Planning Retreat in Trinidad and Tobago This December

A Strategic Planning Retreat (SPR) for the UN Multi Country Sustainable Development Framework (UN MSDF) for the Caribbean will be held on December 3rd, 2015, in Trinidad and Tobago. The keynote address will...

Hundreds of African Officials Gather at the Africities Summit to Discuss the Future of...

With more than half of Africa's population expected to live in cities by the year 2050, a gathering in South Africa on Sunday is exploring new models for urban Africa. Hundreds of city officials from...

Jamaica Could be Establishing a Reggae Hall of Fame

Talk of Jamaica possibly establishing a Reggae Hall of Fame have been ignited over the past few months with industry insiders weighing in on the issue. Several key persons within the music fraternity believe...

President Buhari Spokesman Says Nigerian Military Remains on Course to Defeat Boko Haram by...

The Nigerian military remains on course to defeat the radical Islamic group Boko Haram by Abuja’s self-imposed deadline of the end of the December, President Muhammadu Buhari’s official spokesman told Newsweek on Thursday, despite...

Barbados Prime Minister Urges the Commonwealth to Invest in Caricom Member States

Prime Minister of Barbados Freundel Stuart has urged members of the Commonwealth to invest in Caribbean Community (Caricom) member states. Stuart, in an address on Thursday at a Commonwealth Business Forum under way in Malta,...

China to Establish its First Military Base in Africa

China is establishing its first military base in Africa, according to a top U.S. general, providing yet another sign of its growing reach beyond the Asia-Pacific. "They are going to build a base in Djibouti,...

Jamaica Announces New Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China

Fay Pickersgill is the new ambassador of Jamaica to the People’s Republic of China. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Arnold J Nicholson announced her appointment on Tuesday. She is expected to assume...

The Network of Border Merchants Denounces Several Cases of Abuse and Injustice Against Haitian...

Monday in a press conference, the Network of Border Merchants (RMF) denounced several cases of abuse and injustice in weekly binational markets, against Haitian merchants... Clergélie Elvariste, Vice-President of RMF, says noted an imbalance at...

Professor at the University of North Carolina Says the Outbreak of Ebola in Liberia...

"The reality is this outbreak's not over," says Dr. William Fischer, speaking about Ebola. "It's just changed." Fischer, a professor at the University of North Carolina who's been studying Ebola survivors, was speaking about the...

Guyana Leader Accuses Venezuela of Bullying as the Two Countries Bring Long-Running Border Dispute...

The leader of Guyana has charged that Venezuela was being a bully as the two countries bring their long-running border dispute to the United Nations. President David Granger says Venezuela has “pursued a path of...

Can Xenophobia in South Africa be Curbed Through Education?

It is no secret that South Africa views itself as somehow “outside” the African continent. The country’s National Development Plan, a roadmap for the next 15 years, concedes that even the country’s policy makers...

Five Teenage Girl Suicide Bombers Kill at Least 12 People in Nigeria and Cameroon...

Five girls have killed at least 12 people in Nigeria and Cameroon in suicide bombings over the weekend, officials have said. Police blamed the Islamist militant group Boko Haram for the attacks, in which the...

Thousands of Haitians Leave Haiti in Search of Better Life in Brazil, but Still...

Every year thousands of our compatriots left Haiti, often risking their lives in search of a better life and Brazil, for many, represents the Eldorado. However, in Brazil for several years, this is the...

South Africa Central Bank Raises Interest Rate to Protect the Currency

South Africa’s central bank raised interest rates on Thursday in a bid to protect its battered currency against the fallout from an expected rate increase by the U.S. Federal Reserve next month. Reserve Bank Governor...

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