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Berlin Development Minister to Launch a German-African Youth Initiative

A new youth exchange scheme known as the German-African Youth Initiative (Deutsch-Afrikanische Jugendinitiative — DAJ) was launched in Bonn on Thursday by German Development Minister Gerd Müller and the Commissioner for Human Resources, Science...

Jamaica Needs to Focus on Science and Technology to Grow, Expert Says

A few months ago, noted scientist Dr. Henry Lowe made another pitch for the use of science and technology to aid sustainable development in Jamaica. Addressing the 50th anniversary annual general meeting of the Jamaica...

Brexit and Africa: What Are the Possible Aftershocks?

The reverberations from Britain's fateful choice extend far beyond Europe. The U.K. retains deep ties with many African states, and the turbulence is causing anxiety from the Johannesburg stock exchange to the battlefields of...

Gambians Returning from Ill-Fated Trips to China Advises Compatriots Not to Go

When Lamin Ceesay, an energetic 25-year-old from Gambia, arrived in Guangzhou last year, he thought his life had made a turn for the better. As the oldest of four siblings, he was responsible for...

Young African Entrepreneurs Visit Iowa Universities to Learn Best Practices of American Companies

Some of the African continent’s most promising young professionals are in Iowa for the next several weeks picking up tips on how to run businesses. They are part of the Mandela Washington Fellowship Program...

Congress: Obama Administration to Blame for Haitian Cholera Crisis

A bipartisan group of 158 members of Congress has accused the Obama administration of a failure of leadership over the cholera scandal in Haiti, in which at least 30,000 people have died as a...

UN Votes to Give Ethiopia a Temporary Seat on Security Council

Ethiopia has won a seat on the United Nations Security Council following an overwhelming vote of 185 out of the 193-member General Assembly of the body. Along with Ethiopia, Sweden, Kazakhstan and Bolivia were also...

‘Iconic’ Barbadian Author, Austin Tom Clarke, Passes Away at 81

Barbadian novelist Austin Tom Clarke was today eulogized as an iconic literary figure, a “social realist” and a pioneer of West Indian literature “who left some very remarkable work.” Clarke, 81, died Sunday in Toronto,...

Ghana’s Mental Health Authority in Strong Opposition to Marijuana Legalization

Despite a subtle but unrelenting campaign by interest groups and civil society organizations for cannabis to be legalized in Ghana, the Mental Health Authority said the banned substance poses health hazards. Chief Executive of the...

Sir Hilary Beckles: “Caribbean Life Will Be Adversely Affected” by Brexit

One regional academic is warning that Britain’s separation from the European Union will impact the economies of Caribbean Community member states and is urging regional leaders not to allow this to influence a similar...

Guyana and Brazil to Use Chinese Fund to Build Jungle Highway

Georgetown, Guyana – The governments of Guyana and Brazil will try to tap China's $10 billion Latin American infrastructure fund to finance a 350-mile jungle highway linking the two South American nations. Honorable Member of...

Caribbean Laborers of Panama Canal to Be Honored by UNESCO

The extraordinary history and heritage associated with the construction of the Panama Canal has been recorded since the 19th century, through a magnificent collection of stamps, archival records and photographs, which have been inscribed...

Cuba to Build One of the Largest Resort Complexes in the Caribbean

HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Cuba will sign a contract for the creation of a joint venture this year directed at the development of a golf complex in the province of Pinar del Rio that...

Kenya to Begin Closing Africa’s Largest Refugee Camp

Kenya will begin closing Africa’s largest refugee camp on July 1, an Interior Ministry official said, shrugging off international criticism of the move that will affect its mainly Somali population. The “operation” at Dadaab, in...

Jamaica Plans to ‘Revive’ Local Banana Industry

The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries will be working to ensure that the local banana industry returns to more prosperous days. Chief Technical Director in charge of Agriculture and Fisheries Dermon Spence said...

Abuja is Becoming the Startup Capital of Nigeria and Is Booming Just as Quickly...

When most people think of Nigeria having an ecosystem of innovation and technology, they instinctively think of Lagos, and understandably so. After all, Lagos is home to over 20 million people, and is the...

Haitian Presidential Candidate to Run Again During Oct. 9 Re-Vote

The top finisher in Haiti’s disputed presidential vote confirmed his participation Wednesday in a rerun of the first round, legitimizing the scheduled Oct. 9 elections despite his party’s threat to protest. Jovenel Moïse — who...

Brexit Vote Might Hurt Kenyan Economy

NAIROBI, Kenya – As the United Kingdom votes on Thursday whether to remain in the European Union or not, questions linger on the economic impact the decision will have on Kenya. This is because is...

Nigeria and Ghana IT Agencies Collaborate to Encourage Economic Growth

The National Information Technology Development Agency, Nigeria’s IT clearinghouse, and the National Information Technology Agency, Ghana’s agency responsible for implementing IT policies, have agreed to collaborate on common grounds as it affects both countries'...

UN Report: Over 800 Jamaicans Applied for Asylum in 2015

A new report released by the UN Refugee Agency has shown that Jamaicans made 836 applications for asylum overseas during 2015. The report, Global Trends, was released yesterday to coincide with World Refugee Day. The report...

Zimbabwe’s President Mugabe Defiantly Rejects Aid from U.S. and UK with Strings Attach

President Robert Mugabe yesterday declared he will stick to his policies that have alienated the country from the rest of the world and triggered an unprecedented economic downfall, rather than accept foreign aid with...

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