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South Africa, Nigeria Join Forces In Effort to Stem Surge In Xenophobic Violence

 South Africa says it will launch an "early warning" system with Nigeria to track and deter xenophobic attacks following a surge in violence in the rainbow nation. South Africa's Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane said the...

High Court: Police Hindered the Investigation Into the 1994 Assassination Attempt of Nelson Mandela

The investigation into a suspected plot by cops to kill former president Nelson Mandela at his 1994 inauguration was "covered up," it emerged in the Western Cape High Court on Monday. This was despite a...

Antigua at Forefront of Clean-Energy Initiative In the Caribbean

St. John’s, Antigua — The twin-island state Antigua and Barbuda has taken a leading role in terms of clean-energy supply in the Caribbean. This leadership has been strengthened through the completion of 11 solar...

Cuba Representative Wants Industrial Countries to Take Responsibility for Causes of Immigration

Cuba advocated March 10 at the United Nations Office at Geneva to guarantee the full realization of the right to development in the world, which is a way to balance global migration flow. Cuba representative...

New .Africa Domain Will Unite Continent as One Internet Community

Africa now has the unique web address .Africa, equivalent to the more familiar .com, following its official launch by the African Union. AU commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma hailed its creation as the moment when...

D.C. Exhibit Highlights the Contributions of Haitians to American History

The Embassy of Haiti has embarked on a mission to share Haiti's culture and history with a diverse audience in the United States. A new key vehicle in this effort is "Pearls of Excellence:...

Archaeologists Uncover Ancient Egyptian Statue Believed to be Pharaoh Ramses II

Remains of an ancient Egyptian statue believed to depict Pharaoh Ramses II have been found hidden in an area of flooded wasteland in Cairo. The statue’s head and broken torso were recovered from a pit...

Lawsuit Alleges World Bank Financed Reign of Terror Against Honduran Farmers Fighting Powerful Palm...

Washington, D.C. — A lawsuit filed in a U.S. court alleges that the World Bank Group aided a campaign of terror against peasants who have tried to block a powerful Honduran palm oil company’s...

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Hospitalized, Under Observation

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, South African anti-apartheid veteran and former wife of the late Nelson Mandela, was admitted to a hospital for observation Thursday, March 9, a statement from her family said. “Mandela went to the hospital...

Former Miss World Stands Firm on Critique of Dancehall Music’s Potentially Harmful Influence on...

Kingston, Jamaica — The debate over the potentially harmful influence of the dancehall culture on youths and whether it fuels crime and violence is nothing new in Jamaica, but nowhere is this more starkly...

South Africa Pulls ICC Withdrawal After High Court Ruling 

South Africa issued a notice to formally revoke its withdrawal from the International Criminal Court on Tuesday. The decision comes after the Gauteng High Court ruled in February that the initial process to withdraw...

UN Appoints Norwegian Diplomat to Mediate Border Controversy Between Guyana and Venezuela

New York — United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Dag Halvor Nylander of Norway as his personal representative on the border controversy between Guyana and Venezuela. In accordance with the Geneva Agreement of Feb....

Ghana Marks 60 Years of Independence from British Colonial Rule

 As the first sub-Saharan country to gain independence, Ghana’s precedent in 1957 inspired other countries to seek liberation and 17 African countries gained independence in 1960. Ghana's recent history has been a mixed picture of...

Petition Appeals to Trump’s Humanity, Asks That He Extend Protection for Haitians In U.S.

New York — A Haitian legislator and a community-based group have launched a petition urging United States President Donald Trump and the Department of Homeland Security to extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitians...

Nigerian Phenom Sets Sights On Winning Table Tennis Gold at 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Upending...

Aruna Quadri is a powerhouse on the court. When he wins a match, he lets out a fierce yell, pumping his fists in triumph. When he loses, Quadri stomps his feet and muscled quads....

Report: Protection of Coral Reefs Vital to Counteract Devastation Wrought by Overfishing

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have called for the protection of Caribbean coral reefs, known as supersites, in order to undo the environmental and economic...

121 Years Ago, Ethiopia Repelled Italian Troops; This Year, They Celebrate That Historic Victory

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says Ethiopia’s victory over Italian troops 121 years ago in the famous battle of Akwa was a victory for the "African spirit, a spirit that echoed a common voice...

American Man Charged for Allegedly Sexually Abusing Young Girls In Haiti Orphanage

Washington, D.C. — An American man who ran a missionary orphanage in Haiti has been charged for allegedly having sex with girls who resided there. Prosecutors say 35-year-old Daniel John Pye traveled from Florida to Haiti...

Port Managers Conference Focuses on Improving Intra-African Trade, Infrastructure Logistics

How to make African ports more competitive was the issue on the table at the 38th Port Management Association of West and Central Africa in Dakar, Senegal. Managers of Africa’s ports met to deliberate on...

Politician Suggests Britain Send Jamaican Government Annual Bill for Housing Its Nationals in UK...

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A British parliamentarian is livid that Jamaica has refused his country’s $30.7 million offer to help fund construction of a new prison, allowing nearly 600 Jamaicans incarcerated in the UK to...

JFK Airport Border Agent Makes Nigerian Software Engineer Take Test to Enter Country

A software engineer from Lagos, Nigeria, is claiming that he was made to take a written test by U.S. airport immigration officers because they weren't convinced he was telling the truth about his occupation. According...

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