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The Devastating Politics Behind Africa’s Size on the World Map

On a typical world map, Canada is a vast nation. Home to six time zones, its endless plains spread from ocean to ocean, dominating great swathes of the northern half of the globe. But, in reality,...

Africa’s Rapid Economic Growth Makes it Second Fastest Growing Continent in the World Behind...

Despite global economic headwinds, Africa's success story continues. The continent once labelled hopeless and backward just a few years ago, is now considered the world Cinderella after many countries changed course in the past...

Caribbean Organizations Throughout Diaspora Join Call to Exonerate Marcus Garvey

WASHINGTON, DC, USA (CMC) – A number of United States-based Caribbean organizations have joined a campaign to exonerate Jamaica’s first national hero, Marcus Garvey. The Washington-based Institute of Caribbean Studies said Caribbean diaspora organizations signing...

Disappointed Kenyan Athlete Cancels Retirement After Bronze Medal Rescinded on Questionable Call

Two-time Olympic 3,000m steeplechase champion Ezekiel Kemboi has shelved his retirement, promising to come back stronger at next year’s World Championships in London. Kemboi, who has won the World title a record four times, said...

Belize Highlights Simone Biles’ Relationship to Country, Invites #FinalFive to Vacation

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, Wednesday August 17, 2016 – Even before this year’s Olympics, Simone Biles had already catapulted onto cereal boxes on the strength of her 14 world championship medals, the most ever...

Mutual Partnership Between Panama and Barbados Will Benefit Both Countries

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) — Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has expressed the view that the strong ancestral and cultural links connecting Panama to Barbados warrant a strengthening and enhancing of the existing diplomatic relationship. According to...

#HandsOffCaster: Athlete’s Physique Not Acceptable to Some

More than 17,000 tweets made the hashtag #HandsOffCaster South Africa's top trend over the past weekend. It sent a clear message — South Africans were ready to defend their middle-distance runner Caster Semenya from...

Caribbean Entrepreneurs Will Have Access to Finance Through World Bank Group

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) is partnering with the World Bank Group to bring greater access to finance for Caribbean entrepreneurs and develop the region’s angel investment ecosystem. The new...

Jamaica Minster of Tourism Capitalizing on Rio Games to Market Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Saturday August 13, 2016 – It’s more than just medals Jamaica is going after at the Olympic Games in Rio. So even with a Jamaican being the world’s fastest man aiming to...

New Footage Shows Chibok Girls Still in Captivity by Boko Haram

The Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram has released a video showing some of the schoolgirls they abducted from the northern town of Chibok. Some 50 girls are shown with a gunman who demands the release...

Marijuana Sales in The US Rise to Over $6 Billion, Leaving the Caribbean Behind

LONDON, Aug 12 2016 – At the end of July eleven individuals received jail sentences in Havana of between 15 to 30 years for attempting to traffic narcotics into Cuba from Jamaica. The convictions...

Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana Wins Africa’s First Gold Medal, Breaks World Record

Africa has won her first gold medal at the Rio Olympics thanks to the record breaking effort of Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana in the women’s 10,000m. Ayana raced to gold, breaking the world record over the...

What’s Behind the Deadly Protests in Ethiopia?

The deadly protests that rocked Ethiopia in the past week stem from a diverse host of regional grievances, but they reflect a shared sense of marginalization that may be bringing two of the country's...

Usain Bolt Or Justin Gatlin — Who Will Be Crowned the World’s Fastest Man?

Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin have been the faces of Olympic sprinting for more than a decade. Gatlin was the 2004 Olympic 100m champion. Then Bolt won a combined six sprinting gold medals at the...

South Africa Reclaims Its position As Biggest Economy On Continent

South Africa is once again the biggest economy on the African continent, a position it reclaims from Nigeria, thanks to a surging rand. Using the gross domestic product at the end of 2015 published by...

Puerto Rico and Other Caribbean Islands Continue to Fight over Access to Beaches

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Environmental activists and experts in Puerto Rico breathed a sigh of relief when a law that sought to privatize La Parguera, a public maritime zone in the western coast...

What’s the Next Step for President Zuma and the ANC?

South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress, suffered its biggest election defeat to the Democratic Alliance party in the just concluded municipal elections. ANC share of the vote in local elections at 55 percent...

As Trinidad and Tobago Examine Root Causes of Citizen Joining ISIS, Should Other Caribbean...

PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD — Along with ongoing moves to tighten overall security in Trinidad and Tobago, National Security Minister Edmund Dillon said that, in seeking to examine the factors luring citizens to leave...

Inspiring Documentary of Esther Phiri, Zambia’s Boxing Star Who Beat All Odds

"Zambia’s Boxing Star," an upcoming Al Jazeera documentary also known as "Between Rings," tells the story of Esther Phiri, dubbed the "400 Million Kwacha Baby" by ESPN. The Zambian welterweight’s rise from vegetable-seller to seven-time...

Reggae Artist Sizzla Returns to U.S. After 8-Year Absence Due to Visa Issues

Sizzla performs in the United States for the first time in eight years Sunday, as a headliner for the annual Reggae On The River festival in Garberville, northern California. On Sept. 1, he is scheduled...

After The Nigerian Health Care System Failed Her Friend This Entrepreneur’s Innovative Creation is Saving...

A depeju Jaiyeoba is the founder and CEO of Mother’s Delivery Kit (MDK), a Lagos-based social enterprise established to promote and enhance safe births, instigate behavioral change and economically empower women in Nigeria. Her enterprise...

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