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Thousands of Haitians Hold Peaceful March Calling for Elections

*Thousands of Haitians Hold Peaceful March Calling for Elections *Thousands in Haiti Hold Peaceful March Calling for Elections Several thousand people held a peaceful march in Haiti's crowded capital, calling for elections to be held soon...

Obesity Epidemic Growing in Africa; Soda, Sugary Drinks and Sedentary Lifestyle to Blame

Sugary beverages and soft drinks are a leading cause of a growing epidemic of obesity in Africa, according to a new report from the World Health Organization. The number of obese children across the continent...

U.S. House to Vote on Electrify Africa Act, Which Would Help Curb Energy Poverty...

In the next week, the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on the Electrify Africa Act, passed by the Senate under unanimous consent late last year. This bill directs the President to...

Jamaican Theater Personality George Carter Dies at 99 During U.S. Blizzard

Well-known Jamaican theater personality George Carter died in Raleigh, North Carolina, last Saturday during the mammoth snowstorm that pounded the U.S. East Coast and which has been blamed for at least 45 deaths. Carter, popularly...

U.S. Says Africa is Ripe for Investing, Encourages Businesses to Explore Opportunities on the...

U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker and a slew of American business executives are meeting in Nigeria to encourage trade they say will create jobs on both continents. The visit to Nigeria, expected to be among...

Zika Virus Spreads to the U.S., Infects 19 People Who Traveled Abroad

Cases of the Zika virus continue to grow, with health departments reporting at least 19 people diagnosed in the U.S. and 19 people infected in Puerto Rico. The U.S. cases — in at least 8...

Usain Bolt Speaks Out Against Classism and Racism in Jamaica

Jamaica's sporting star Usain Bolt has admitted that he has faced "strong" levels of classism and racism from Jamaica's upper class throughout his rise as a global athletics icon. The multiple world- and Olympic-record holder...

Report: ‘Lived Poverty’ Drops in 22 of 33 African Countries

Poverty in Africa has declined significantly in recent years, showing evidence that the past decade of economic growth has improved the lives of ordinary people. The findings come from a new report by Afrobarometer, a...

Interim Government Likely to Take Over in Haiti

Haiti is likely to install an interim government to transfer power to a new president, a senior U.S. official said on Monday, after the Caribbean nation called off an election days before current President...

Africa Wants a Permanent Spot in the UN Security Council

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe and Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo say Africa wants to see reforms enacted at the U.N. Security Council, and they want the continent to be given at least...

The Zika Virus Has Spread Across Several Countries and Likely to Reach the U.S.

The Zika virus is likely to spread across nearly all of the Americas, the World Health Organization has warned. The infection, which causes symptoms including mild fever, conjunctivitis and headache, has already been found in...

Racist Video Game About Killing Australian Aboriginals Has Been Removed from App Stores After...

A video game allowing players to kill Australian Aboriginals has been removed from mobile stores after more than 65,000 people signed an online petition against the "racist" app. The app, Survival Island 3 — Australia...

U.S. and Barbados at Odds over Trade Legislation

The United States is Barbados’ top trading partner. Moreover, Barbados is a beneficiary of the U.S. Caribbean Basin Initiative, which aims to facilitate the economic development and export diversification of the Caribbean and specific...

IMF Approves $114.6M as Part of $900M Package to Help Ghana’s Economic Recovery

The IMF has approved a third disbursement of $114.6 million to help tackle Ghana’s economic recovery. The financing arrangement in place since April 2015 could provide the country with more than $900 million over 3...

In Open Letter to Secretary of State, Haitian-Americans Urge U.S. to Support ‘Free and...

Forty-three Haitian-American diaspora organizations, 34 political, religious and community leaders, and 66 other individuals wrote to Secretary of State John Kerry Tuesday criticizing "the unhelpful role the State Department has been playing in Haiti's...

Oba Samuel Odulana Odugade, Yoruba King in Nigeria, Dies at 101

An influential monarch in southwest Nigeria, the Olubadan, or ruler of Ibadan land, has died at the age of 101, his son has confirmed to the BBC. Oba Samuel Odulana Odugade, who ruled over Nigeria's...

Xenophobic Attacks in South Africa Call for  Thorough Analysis of the Continent’s Immigration Policies

In 2015, South Africa was shocked by xenophobic attacks, a startling déjà vu of similar attacks in 2008 that led to the killing of over 60 South Africans and was met with worldwide condemnations....

Thousands of Haitians Protest Upcoming Election, Block Cruise Ship Passengers in Labadee

Many news sources are reporting that thousands of Haitian protesters have rioted in the capital, Port-au-Prince, and other locations in Haiti against President Michel Martelly and the upcoming election to determine his successor, which...

Largest Gathering of African Startups to Come Together at Morocco Summit

“StartUp Maroc” will present the first “StartUp Africa Summit” on January 21-23, 2016, in Casablanca. The event will bring together entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, coaches and other key players from a diverse array of primarily African...

Jamaica Poised to Take a Lead Role in Shipping and Global Trade, WTO says

Director-General of the World Trade Organization, Ambassador Roberto Azevêdo, says Jamaica is well positioned to be at the forefront of transition in the logistics and supply chain of global trade. This, he notes, by virtue...

Tension in Nigeria Grows as President Buhari Continues Effort to End Corruption Threatening Country’s...

When Muhammadu Buhari took over as Nigeria’s president less than a year ago, he vowed to wipe out the corruption he said threatened the very existence of Africa’s largest economy. But as he investigates former...

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