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Ethiopia Developing Plans to Turn Largest Dam Into Hydropower Plant

Ethiopia’s government plans to start generating electricity from its largest hydropower plant, Gibe III, in the second half of the year if annual rains sufficiently fill its reservoir, Water and Energy Minister Alemayehu Tegenu...

Jamaica Intent on Leading Change on International Marijuana Reform

Minister of industry, investment and commerce, Anthony Hylton, says Jamaica intends to lead a charge in the United Nations to effect changes to the international treaties concerning marijuana. The aim is to change the schedule...

Dominica’s Prime Minister Thinks The Caribbean Could Learn Lessons From Grenada’s 1979 Revolution

Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says the 1979 Grenada revolution that brought Maurice Bishop to power marked the most decisive fracture in the Anglophone Caribbean with the political and constitutional status quo. “The greatest tragedy...

Black Students in South Africa Launch Protests To Remove Statue of Brutal Racist Cecil...

Students have tossed excrement on a campus statue of the British colonialist Cecil John Rhodes at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, calling the monument a tribute to the white domination of...

President Obama Set to Visit Jamaica Next Month

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has confirmed that President of the United States, Barack Obama will be heading to Jamaica for a short visit. The Prime Minister made this disclosure in Parliament a short while...

Rwanda’s Economy is Growing Thanks to Agriculture

Rwanda's economy grew by 7 percent in 2014 from 4.6 percent in the previous year, thanks to robust expansion in farming, services and industrial sectors, Finance Minister Claver Gatete said on Tuesday. The east African...

DNA Testing Allows Researchers To Identify Enslaved Africans From 300 Years Ago Using Only...

In 2010, the skeletons of three African-born enslaved people who had died more than 300 years before were unearthed during a construction project in Philipsburg, St. Martin. No written records were available, and the names...

South African Artists Are Now Using Music to Address Social Ills

On any given Saturday night in Johannesburg, the trendy place to be is Braamfontein, a gentrifying, hipster-friendly neighborhood downtown, where pulsing dance beats of house music take over the clubs. It's something of a...

Dominican Republic Introduces New Social Program to Benefit 1.3 Million People

The World Bank board of executive directors last week approved a new project for the Dominican Republic worth US$75 million, which seeks to ensure that thousands of citizens gain access to a comprehensive social protection...

Kenya’s Former PM Says African Continent Harmed By Morocco and Algeria’s Preference for Trade...

Raila Odinga spoke on the relationship between Morocco and Algeria at the 2015 Crans Montana Forum on Africa and South-South Cooperation, held in the Moroccan southern city of Dakhla, located in the so-called Western...

Senegal President Says African Countries Should Commit More Funds to Research

Senegalese President Macky Sall has called on African countries to allocate more than 1 percent of gross domestic product to research, if the continent is to make headway with its development agenda. He pledged to...

African ‘Superfoods’ Become the Latest Craze for Mainstream Health Fanatics

An apple a day keeps the doctor away — but is that enough to keep us fit and strong? From kale to quinoa to goji berries, more and more of us are constantly on the lookout...

New Study Highlights Major Tsunami Risk in Caribbean

The global catastrophe risk management firm, RMS, has released a global tsunami risk study that identifies more than 20 subduction zones worldwide, including some in the Caribbean, capable of generating a giant earthquake and...

Egypt is Looking to Form a Better Relationship With The Rest of The African...

Three characteristics define Egypt, claimed Gamal Abdel Nasser, its charismatic former president. The country is Arab and Muslim, to be sure. But the third feature, Nasser implied, is not as well recognized: “Can we possibly...

Jamaica Logistics Hub Gets US$5b Investment

Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce Anthony Hylton has announced Cabinet's approval of the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with an investor group that has expressed "solid interest" in investing US$5 billion in...

Ghana Hoping to Increase Fish Production with Target of 100,000 Tons

The Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development has said the country is on course to achieve her ambitious target of producing 100,000 tons of farmed fish in the next couple of years. Benita Sena Okity-Duah,...

Jamaica Eyes New Central American Export Market at Upcoming Trade Show

Brand Jamaica will be on full display in Panama at Central America’s largest trade show Exposición Comercial Internacional (EXPOCOMER) on March 11-14, 2015. A Jamaican delegation led by Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) will be...

Urbanization in Africa is Providing a Breeding Ground For Modern Art

The sidewalks and stalls of most African capital cities are littered with touristy trinkets: luminous wooden masks, photos of dreamy safari landscapes, cheap spears that Westerners must pull from their luggage at airports as...

New Bones Discovered, Traced Back to 17th Century Enslaved Africans

Using a new approach to DNA analysis, the 17th century bones of three enslaved Africans have been traced to their countries of origin for the first time, researchers said Monday. Until now, uncovering the precise...

Jamaica Taking Steps to Reposition Itself as The Global Source of Reggae Music Amid...

For decades, the sound of Jamaica has been reggae, the infectious, uniquely syncopated music that transformed the small Caribbean island into a cultural powerhouse. But the genre's success has taken it far beyond its roots,...

Nigeria On Path To Beat Out UK, France To Become One of the World’s...

Nigeria, Indonesia and Mexico could rank among the top 10 economies of the world by 2050, displacing UK and France, according to findings from the latest PwC reports. Titled "The World in 2050, will the...

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