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Egyptian President Wants Embargo On Libya Lifted, Says Nation Needs Weapons to Fight Terrorism

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi reiterated a call on the international community to lift an arms embargo on Libya on Saturday, which would allow weapons to be delivered legally to a powerful...

North Korea: New Long-Range Missile Can Carry Heavy Nuke

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Monday the missile it launched over the weekend was a new type of "medium long-range" ballistic rocket that can carry a heavy nuclear warhead. A jubilant...

Lutherans Mark 500th Anniversary of Reformation In Namibia

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Thousands of members of the Lutheran church have gathered at a stadium in Namibia to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The commemoration occurred Sunday during an assembly of the Lutheran...

Parents of Released Schoolgirls Still Have Not Been Able to See Their Daughters

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Parents of the 82 Nigerian schoolgirls released over the weekend from Boko Haram captivity said Wednesday they still were awaiting word from the government on exactly when they will be...

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Eyeing Presidential Run?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After conquering Hollywood, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson may have his sights set on the White House. The actor and former pro wrestler tells GQ that a presidential run is "a real...

Somali Public Works Minister, Called a ‘Rising Young Star,’ Killed by Auditor General’s Bodyguards

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Bodyguards for Somalia's auditor general shot dead a government minister near the presidential palace on Wednesday evening, police said. Capt. Mohamed Hussein said bodyguards escorting Nur Farah opened fire on a...

Jackie Robinson Museum Breaks Ground After 10-Year Delay

NEW YORK (AP) — Ground was broken for the Jackie Robinson Museum after a 10-year wait — matching the length of the Hall of Famer's barrier-breaking major-league career. Rachel Robinson, the 94-year-old widow of the...

Kenyans Sweep 2017 Boston Marathon

BOSTON (AP) — The Kenyans are back in Boston after a relative lull that saw them shut out in the world's most prestigious marathon twice in the past three years. More surprisingly, so are the...

Jamaican Government Issues Apology, Reparations for the 1963 Brutal Attack on Rastas

On April 4, Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness made a historic apology for the “grave injustice” of an attack made on Rastafarians between April 11 and 12, 1963 — the year after Jamaica gained...

Rwandan Officials Differ with UN on How to Frame Genocide on Its 23rd Anniversary

A diplomatic row between Rwanda and the United Nations over the definition of what unfolded in Rwanda in 1994 as genocide has overshadowed the preparations for this year’s commemoration event. As an expression of displeasure...

UK Researchers’ Graphene-Based Sieve Could Be Answer to World’s Drinkable Water Shortage

Manchester, England — The water surrounding the Caribbean already provides food and enjoyment for people living in the region and elsewhere. But, now it could also be a source for unimaginable quantities of clean drinking...

ANC Warns Party MPs Not to Vote Against President Zuma In No Confidence Motion

The African National Congress has warned that party MPs risk being fired if they vote with the opposition in a motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma in Parliament. "There is no ANC member...

CARICOM Seeks Answers to High Rate of Premature Deaths from Noncommunicable Diseases In Caribbean

Road Town, BVI — Dr. Alafia Samuels, director of the Chronic Disease Research Centre, says heart and respiratory diseases, stroke, cancer and diabetes are significantly affecting the people of the Caribbean. Samuels gave an update on...

Political Tensions Continue to Rise in South Africa

 The past week in South Africa has been fraught with political tensions and social melodrama that has, at times, resembled farce. President Jacob Zuma recalled Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and others from a key...

12-Year-Old Jamaican Sprinter Hailed As Next Usain Bolt After Record Setting 200M Race

Jamaica may finally have found a successor to sprint legend Usain Bolt, after 12-year-old Brianna Lyston produced an astonishing display of sprinting at the 2017 Boys and Girls Championships. In a style reminiscent of Olympic...

Boko Haram Kidnaps 22 Women, Girls; Group Also Killing Anti-Jihadist Civilians

Boko Haram Islamists have abducted 22 girls and women in two separate raids in northeast Nigeria, residents and vigilantes told AFP Friday, March 31. In the first attack on Thursday, the jihadists raided the village...

U.S. Classifies Shane Crawford as Global Terrorist, Trinidad Freezes All of His Assets

Port of Spain, Trinidad — The assets of Trinidadian-born ISIS fighter Shane Crawford have been frozen in his homeland on the heels of the United States classifying him as a global terrorist. Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi...

Ghana to Receive $1.2B In Development Aid from World Bank

Ghana is set to receive about $1.2 billion in credit facilities from the World Bank Group within the next three years. The facility forms part of the World Bank's $75-billion development assistance facility to countries...

Ambassador: Trump Policies Not Likely to Impact Caribbean-U.S. Security Cooperation

Basseterre, St. Kitts — The region can expect continued cooperation with the United States under the Trump administration in the area of security, Bridgetown-based U.S. Ambassador Linda Taglialatela says. She was responding to questions about the...

Nigerian Makes History as First African to Fly Solo Around the Globe

Cape Town, S. Africa – A Nigerian-born pilot for Air Djibouti, Ademilola "Lola" Odujinrin, has made history by becoming the first African pilot to fly solo around the world. In a statement, the Djibouti Ports...

Expert: Racist Attacks Against African Nationals In India May Impact ‘Bilateral Ties’ Between Countries

If India is in competition with China for a toehold in Africa, as geopolitical experts say, the past week’s racist attacks on the streets near New Delhi must have set it back far behind...

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