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Chinese Nationals Working In Zimbabwe Accused of Paying Underage Girls $2 for Sex

Chinese nationals in Victoria Falls are taking advantage of poverty-stricken underage girls whom they are offering $2 for sex, an investigation by a local child rights lobby organization has found. The investigation by the Zimbabwe...

Caribbean Development Bank Seeks to Reduce Poverty In 8 Countries with $40M Funding

Bridgetown, Barbados — The Caribbean Development Bank has announced $40 million in funding for poverty reduction in eight countries in the Caribbean region, through the Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF). The resources will support improved access...

Pope Francis Seeks Forgiveness for Catholic Church’s Role In Rwandan Genocide That Claimed 800,000 Lives

Pope Francis has pleaded for forgiveness for "the sins and failings of the Church and its members" implicated in the 1994 Rwanda genocide that killed about 800,000 people. The pontiff "conveyed his profound sadness, and...

St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Open to Discussion About Legalizing Marijuana

Basseterre, St. Kitts — St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris says his government is ready for open dialogue with the relevant stakeholders on the issue of the decriminalization of marijuana. Harris, responding to...

Visa Denials Result In Africa Global Economic Summit with No African Delegates

There were reportedly no African delegates at a summit about sustainable development in Africa after they were all denied visas to enter the U.S. The African global economic and development summit, which takes place every...

ExxonMobil to Spend $5 Billion to Drill for Oil In Guyana by 2020

Georgetown, Guyana — The U.S.-based oil company ExxonMobil said it will be investing $5 billion as it prepares to explore oil production in Guyana by 2020. ExxonMobil Country Manager Jeff Simon said on Thursday that its...

Namibian Tribes Ready for Pre-Trial Conference in Quest to Make Germany Pay for Herero...

Lawyers representing two indigenous Namibian tribes are meeting for a pre-trial conference in New York on Thursday following a lawsuit filed earlier this year that demands compensation for the descendants of people massacred in...

Helicopter Gunship Opens Fire on Boat Carrying Somalian Refugees, Killing More Than 40 Men, Women,...

More than 40 Somali refugees have been killed in an attack on a boat off the coast of Yemen while attempting to flee the country’s brutal civil war. Coastguard authorities in the Houthi rebel stronghold...

Derek Walcott, Celebrated Poet and Nobel Prize Winner, Dies at Age 87 at His...

Sir Derek Walcott has died. The St. Lucia-born poet and playwright, who received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1992, passed away Friday, March 17, at his home in St. Lucia. Walcott, who had...

Sierra Leone Pastor Uncovers 706-Carat Diamond, Gives It to President to ‘Help the Government and My People’

 A pastor in Sierra Leone has unearthed a 706-carat diamond, according to the government, in one of the largest precious-stone finds ever made worldwide. The discovery was made by Pastor Emmanuel Momoh in an artisanal...

113 Dead In Collapsed Landfill In Ethiopia; Hopes of Finding More Survivors Wanes

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (AP) — The death toll from a collapse at a landfill outside Ethiopia's capital has risen sharply to 113, an Addis Ababa city official said Wednesday, as the country began three...

St. Lucia PM Urges Citizens to Support ‘Pearl of Caribbean’ Project In South of...

While addressing a briefing on the “Pearl of the Caribbean” project on Thursday, March 9, Prime Minister Honorable Allen M. Chastanet called for Saint Lucians to be “bold and courageous” in the face of...

Mo Farah Launches Fundraising Appeal to Help Millions of People Facing Hunger In East...

Sir Mo Farah, speaking as the ambassador for Save the Children, says it "breaks his heart" to hear how families are facing starvation in East Africa. "As a father of four, it hurts to see...

Cuba: Unity In the Caribbean Necessary to Preserve Sovereignty and Freedom In the Region

Havana, Cuba — Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez stressed the need to defend as the only guarantee to preserve sovereignty and freedom. In the opening speech of the fifth Cuba-Caricom Ministerial Meeting underway in Havana, ...

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...

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