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Fab Lab and Other Organizations Helping Rwanda Become a Technology Hub

You would expect to see the words 'Made in Rwanda' on a jar of coffee, but probably not on a laptop. Rwanda is becoming a hub of tech activity with its recently launched innovation hub...

How Celebrities of Caribbean Descent Have Responded to Police Brutality in U.S.

While many Caribbean celebrities like Wyclef Jean have chosen to stay silent on social media on the latest killings of two unarmed African-American men and five police officers, many other Caribbean roots celebrities are...

South Africa Surpasses Egypt to Become, Once Again, the Second-Biggest Economy in Africa

South Africa is once again the second-biggest economy on the African continent as it reclaims the position from Egypt – and continues to narrow in on Nigeria. According to the latest projections from the IMF,...

How the Youth Can Look to the Past to Create a More Successful Movement

Occupy Wall Street’s name is so popular now that it has entered pop culture lexicon and can be referred to by one name only as in “Occupy,” like “Prince” or “Drake.” This speaks volumes...

Namibian Groups Call on Germany to Recognize Herero and Namaqua Genocide

Colonialism Reparation asks that now Germany, as it has done for the Armenian genocide, recognize the colonial genocide in Namibia involving the ongoing negotiations for apologies and compensations the Herero and Nama victims people. On...

After Bahamas Issues Travel Advisory for Young Black Men, U.S. Issues One for Bahamas

"Take that!” is what the United States seemed to be saying when it issued an advisory to citizens traveling to the Bahamas, just four days after the shoe was on the other foot. But...

Rwanda to Join Ghana in Issuing Pan-African Passports

Rwanda has moved ahead in popularizing the Pan-African passports, with the modalities already in place to print and issue the sophisticated travel document sooner than later, Louise Mushikiwabo, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and...

Increasing Number of Haitian Migrants Returning from Dominican Republic

Since June 2015, an increasing number of migrants have been deported or have voluntarily returned to Haiti from DR. International Organization for Migration interviewed more than 120,000 people on a voluntary basis. Since the deadline...

President Zuma Visits French Memorial to Honor Black South African Soldiers Who Died During...

One hundred years after they fought together in World War I, white and Black soldiers are finally being honored equally at South Africa's memorial on the former battlefields in northern France. South African President Jacob...

South Africa and Nigeria Sign Agreement About Post Bank and Agriculture

Nigeria and South Africa are planning to sign an agreement on a post bank and agriculture. Nigeria’s Consul General in South Africa, Ambassador Uche Ajulu-Okeke, said on Monday in Johannesburg that the federal government was...

Guyana’s New Oil Discovery Expected to Help Grow Aviation and Tourism Industry

Georgetown, Guyana — Guyana is set to grow tremendously in the coming year after a second offshore well confirmed a mega discovery of oil and gas, and the aviation sector, which has been neglected...

United States Halts Aid to Haiti, Denies Election Scandal Inspired Decision

The Obama administration on Thursday denied its suspension of electoral assistance to Haiti was for the sake of leverage after the island nation resolved to scrap a massively fraudulent election from 2015. State Department...

Zimbabwe Accuses French and U.S. Ambassadors of Agitating, Fueling Protests

Zimbabwe has accused the United States Ambassador to the country, his French counterpart and their embassies of fueling the protests in the country last week. The Home Affairs Minister, Dr. Ignatius Chombo, told Zimbabwe’s state-owned...

UK to Substantially Drop Tax Rates, to Join Caribbean Territories as ‘Tax Haven’

Once free of European Union strictures following its exit from the EU, European finance ministers and financial experts have expressed concern that Brexit could prompt a “race to the bottom” on tax policy, with...

U.S. Cuts Off Financial Assistance to Haiti During Election Crisis

The United States has decided to suspend financial assistance to Haiti's electoral officials as they redo a presidential vote marred by fraud. U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby told reporters Thursday that the decision did...

St. Lucia PM Believes CARICOM Needs Restructuring

PM Allen Chastanet believes that CARICOM is not doing enough and a change is needed in how CARICOM goes about its business. The new Prime Minister of St. Lucia made the remarks while speaking to...

Ghana Begins Offering Visas to All African Nationals

Ghana has kicked off offering visas upon arrival to all African nationals, a step toward creating a continent-wide zone of free movement. This, shortly after the African Union announced they will be launching an electronic...

Gatlin, Rodgers Have Mixed Feelings About Usain Bolt’s Withdrawal from National Championship

Usain Bolt’s decision to pull out of Jamaica’s Senior National Championships because of injury has drawn mixed reactions from his American sprint rivals ahead of next month’s summer Olympics in Brazil. “Crazy stuff always happens...

EU Approves Measures to Combat African Ivory Poaching

The struggle against wildlife trafficking has been given a much-needed boost after the European Union approved a series of measures to tackle the surge in the illegal trade. Ministers on the EU's Environment Council agreed...

#LintonLies: White Actress Slammed for Untruths in Memoir About ‘Perilous Journey’ in Zambia

When Louise Linton went to Zambia in 1999, at the age of 18, she found herself hiding from rebel soldiers, protecting an HIV-positive orphan girl, contracting malaria, and having close encounters with “lions, elephants,...

Haitians Immigrate to Brazil, Find Acceptance There During Turmoil in Their Native Land

Manaus, Brazil — Halfway through the Olympic torch relay — a spectacle designed to unite Brazil behind Rio 2016 — torchbearer No. 35 lifted the flame to cheers of "Haiti! Haiti!" Abdias Dolce, 28, was...

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