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Former South African First Lady Launches Network to Empower Women in Media

In an effort to transform the narrative and negative perceptions of African women and children, Graça Machel, the former first lady of two African nations, recently established a first of its kind Pan African...

Panama President Welcomes U.S. Deportation of Haitians, Will Stop Flow of Migrants in His Country

PANAMA CITY, Panama — On Friday, the president of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela, expressed confidence that the flow of Haitian migrants in Central America will decline following the decision of the United States to...

Study: DNA Hints at Earlier Human Exodus from Africa than Previously Believed

Hints of an early exodus of modern humans from Africa may have been detected in living humans. People outside Africa overwhelmingly trace their descent to a group that left the continent 60,000 years ago. Now, analysis...

Usain Bolt Launches Restaurant/Entertainment Venture in Ocho Rios, Looks to Expand Globally

OCHO RIOS, Jamaica, Thursday September 22, 2016 – Usain Bolt’s Tracks & Records (UBTR) sports-entertainment themed restaurant has opened in the resort town of Ocho Rios. And Bolt is already eyeing other destinations in North...

South Korea’s Kia Motors is Ready to Penetrate the African Market

South Korea's Kia Motors signed a deal with a local company Thursday to start assembling cars in Ethiopia and is thinking of similar operations elsewhere in Africa. "It is important to penetrate the African market....

President Obama ‘Proud’ of Relationship Building Efforts with Sub-Saharan Africa

President of the United States Barack Obama says he is proud of his political and trade association with Africa during his tenure at the White House. The 44th president of the U.S. was speaking at...

U.S. Resume Deportations of Haitians, Up to 2,000 Likely to be Sent Back

The Obama administration is preparing to resume routine removals of undocumented Haitian immigrants more than six years after suspending deportations following the Caribbean nation’s devastating January 2010 earthquake. The announcement, expected Thursday from U.S. Department...

South Africa Police Fire Stun Grenades, Arrest 31 Students as They Protests for Equal Education

South African police have fired stun grenades and arrested 31 students in Johannesburg, as a wave of protests hit universities across the country. Students are demanding free education and denounced government plans to raise tuition...

Non-Aligned Movement States Want Greater Role in UN Reform

MARGARITA ISLAND, Venezuela -- Caribbean, Latin American and other developing nations across the world are appealing for more say in the process of reforming the United Nations (UN). And they also want more say,...

East African Countries Propose Ban on Import of Used Clothing from Western Nations

Clearing your closet of last season’s gently worn clothes and donating them to an aid group probably makes you feel pretty good. After all, you may be helping someone in need and breathing life...

U.N. Head Apologizes for Sexual Crimes and Cholera Outbreak by Peacekeeper Troops

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday expressed regret for sexual abuse by U.N. peacekeepers in Central African Republic and an outbreak of cholera in Haiti during his final address...

Cuba, Venezuela Warn of U.S. World Leaders Meddling in Affairs at Non-Aligned Summit

Venezuela's embattled President Nicolas Maduro has warned world leaders at a Non-Aligned Summit that his country was being lashed by a U.S. economic war aimed at toppling him. Speaking at the same event, which opened...

South Africa University Student Calls ‘Black People a Cancer to Society,’ Praises Trump

A university student in South Africa has come under fire for calling some Black students a 'cancer to society.' The racist tirade started after a student posted a message on the The University of Pretoria's...

Bahamas Foreign Affairs Minister Warns De-Risking Could Negatively Impact Caribbean Economies 

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The Bahamas has warned that the decision by banks in Europe and the United States to end banking correspondence with financial institutions in the Caribbean could lead to further...

World Bank: Africa’s Growth Expected to be $3.5 Trillion by 2025

According to the World Bank, 35 of 47 economies in sub-Saharan Africa took at least one step in making it easier to do business in their country in 2015. Rwanda implemented a credit-scoring service;...

Caribbean and Latin America Are Highly Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) — Deloitte’s global chief information officer, Larry Quinlan, said that, despite increased improvements in technology in the Caribbean and Latin America, the regions remain highly vulnerable to cyber-attacks. Speaking at the...

Africa Increases Defense Capabilities, Wants the World to Take Notice

Africa is the solution not only to the continent's peace problems‚ but also to global security. This was the message which emerged on Wednesday at the African Aerospace and Defense show in Pretoria. For the first...

Haitian Grown Cocoa Beans Win Gold Prize at Chocolate Awards, Could Positively Impact Local...

When a tiny Quebec chocolate maker won a gold prize at this year’s premier International Chocolate Awards for a bar made with Haitian cocoa beans, it rocked the specialty chocolate world. The cocoa beans...

Diesel Fuel Illegal to Sell in Europe OK’d to Sell in Africa

Swiss firms have been criticized in a report for their links to the African trade in diesel with toxin levels that are illegal in Europe. Campaign group Public Eye says retailers are exploiting weak regulatory...

Caribbean Waters Generate $407B Per Year; How Will the Islands Benefit?

A World Bank report released yesterday has put the economic value of the Caribbean Sea to the region — to include all its services, from fishing, transport, trade, tourism, mining, waste disposal, energy, carbon...

Israeli Prime Minister on Mission to Strengthen Diplomatic Relations with Several African Leaders

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's recent visit to Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Rwanda in July 2016 was the highlight of intense diplomatic activity aimed at strengthening relations between the State of Israel and the 40...

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