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Dr. Kenny Anthony Is Deeply Concerned About St. Lucia’s National Security Breaches

CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The Lucian People’s Movement (LPM) said it is deeply concerned about ongoing national security breaches that have occurred under the leadership of St. Lucia’s prime minister, Dr. Kenny Anthony, in...

Outgoing President Jonathan Urges International Community to Support President Buhari

Outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday asked Nigerians and the international community to support the administration of the incoming President, Muhammadu Buhari, to enable him deliver on his promises. The president made the request as...

3.1 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Trinidad

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad– Residents reported feeling slight tremors yesterday afternoon as a 3.1 magnitude earthquake occurred just south of the capital. The University of the West Indies’ Seismic Research Centre said the quake hit...

Black Africans Most Likely to Suffer Racism in Ireland Says University Professor

Black children had bananas thrown at them as they walked with their father, and a Black woman was singled out by gardaí (the police force) to produce her ID on a cross-border bus, a...

Union Workers Encouraged to Get Involved in ANC’s Nomination Process

Durban - Municipal workers in KwaZulu-Natal were on Monday encouraged to take part in the African National Congress’ process of nominating ward councilors that would look after their interests. “The state of the local government...

Rick Famuyiwa Rides High with Critically Acclaimed ‘Dope’

By Donte Slocum Dope; the buzzy, energetic comedy that premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, will make its international debut this week during the prestigious 68th Cannes Film Festival. Set in LA during the...

Nigeria’s Sugar Industry Announces New Sugarcane Bio-Factory

The Federal Government yesterday inaugurated Nigeria’s first sugarcane bio-factory in Zaria as part of efforts to achieve self-sufficiency in the nation’s sugar requirements. Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Mr. Olusegun Aganga, said the inauguration...

Caribbean Governments Urged to Increase Funding for STEM Programs

Caribbean governments are being urged to increase funding to boost the delivery of science and technical education in the region. Educators and other stakeholders attending the three-day Second International Conference on Technical Vocational Education and...

Nigerian Army Successfully Cleared Several Boko Haram Camps

Nigeria's army says it has cleared 10 more camps used by Boko Haram in the north-east of the country. There was a fierce battle around Dure camp, which a statement describes as one of the...

Communication Professionals Plan to Project a More Positive Image of Africa

YAOUNDE— Communication professionals from across Africa are resolving to project a positive image of the continent. Experts gathered by the 40-year-old Africa Public Relations Association (APRA) say the Western world mostly focuses on negative...

People Smugglers are Advertising Their Services on Facebook

Across the Mediterranean, people smugglers are advertising their services on Facebook, promising safe passage to migrants desperate to reach Europe. Their pages offer a glimpse into a smuggling network that spans three continents, generates...

Partnership for National Unity and Alliance for Change Wins Guyana Election

Guyana’s multiracial opposition coalition has won a national election, breaking the ruling Indo-Guyanese party’s 23 year-old grip on power, the election board said on Thursday, signalling a new era in the ethnically divided South...

Burundi General Admits Defeat After Former Intelligence Chief Staged an Attempted Coup

Rival military groups battled for control of the Burundi capital on Thursday after a former intelligence chief staged an attempted coup against President Pierre Nkurunziza. The efforts to overthrow Nkurunziza, who has sparked widespread unrest...

African Americans Are Finding Success in Africa’s Tech Gold Rush, So Can You

By Manny Otiko When most Americans think of Africa, the first thing that comes to mind is disease and starving children, not venture capital and startup companies. However, an increasing number of African Americans are...

U.S Diplomats Have Ruled Out Change in Policy With Zimbabwe

HARARE, ZIMBABWE—Two visiting U.S. diplomats have ruled out a change of policy with Zimbabwe. Speaking to reporters Wednesday in Harare, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Shannon Smith said the United States would...

Why Hunting ‘Uncle Toms’ Won’t End Racism

By Gus T. Renegade It’s not Moby Dick. It’s not Tom Sawyer. The most popular figure in the history of American literature is Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom. This 19th century hero has been routinely...

First Lady Sophia Martelly is Blocked by the BCEN From Running for a Seat...

Haiti’s First Lady Sophia Martelly’s attorney says the decision by the country’s elections dispute panel to block her from running for a seat in the Haitian Senate is unfair and he’s studying the decision...

Jamaican Teens Create New Innovative Farming App

FRANKFIELD, Clarendon: Three teenaged Edwin Allen High School students have created a technology-based mobile application that will assist farmers in managing their farms, as well as maximizing production and output based on the size of...

Zuma’s Growing Relationship With Russia’s Putin Raises Questions About Nuclear Deal

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Jacob Zuma is back from Russia, with love for its leader. Again. The South African president, who attended a massive World War II victory parade in Moscow, stayed on for talks...

St. Augustine: America’s First Black Settlement?

By Brooke Obie Across a swampy marshland in America’s oldest settlement, St. Augustine, Florida, lies all that is left of Fort Mose — a wild island accessible only by boat. Nearly three centuries prior, Fort...

Climate Change Declaration Signed By Caribbean Leaders

FORT DE FRANCE, Martinique -- A climate change declaration signed by Caribbean leaders at a climate change summit in Martinique on Saturday makes a special appeal to the conscience of the world’s richest countries...

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