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Barbados PM Reiterates Importance of Reparations in Latest Meeting with Stakeholders

Bridgetown, Barbados (BGIS) — Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has reiterated that “the reparations issue is not based on a diplomacy of protest, but on a diplomacy of engagement.” Stuart made the comments recently, while...

ICC Senteneces Former VP of the Congo to 18 Years for Rape, Murder Committed...

Jean-Pierre Bemba, the former vice president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for rape and pillage committed by his troops, becoming the highest-level official to...

IMF Grants $80 Million to Jamaica Due to Economic Reform

WASHINGTON, USA — On Friday, the executive board of the International Monetary Fund  completed the combined 11th and 12th reviews under the extended arrangement under the extended fund facility for Jamaica. The completion of...

Nigeria and Russia to Launch E-Commerce Platform to Increase Trade

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in collaboration with Trail Trans Logistics Group of Companies in Russia, has concluded plans to formally launch an e-commerce platform that will boost the quantum of direct...

U.S. Ambassador to Haiti ‘Recognizes’ Interim President, Still Concerned About Elections

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The U.S. State Department's special coordinator for Haiti said Thursday that he recognizes Jocelerme Privert as the troubled country's interim president for now as the divided Parliament is avoiding a...

Nigeria and Italy to Improve Diplomatic, Economic Ties

The Italian Ambassador to Nigeria, Amb. Fulvio Rustico, on Thursday announced plans by Nigeria and Italy to sign fresh agreements that would broaden the areas of cooperation between both countries. Rustico told the News Agency...

Stolen Artifact of Zimbabwean King Found, Gold-Plated Spear is More than 120 Years Old

Bulawayo — Police in southern Zimbabwe say they have found a missing, more-than-120-year-old spear stuffed inside the thatched roof of a man who claimed to be a descendant of its owner, it was reported...

Zika Continues to Spread in the U.S. Virgin Islands and St. Lucia

ST THOMAS, USVI — The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Health has reported two new cases of zika in the territory. According to the weekly zika surveillance report, the total number of confirmed positive...

Ghana’s Capital Sees Record Floods, Leaves 10 Dead

Four days of heavy and steady rain has left at least 10 people dead in the south of Ghana. The streets of Accra have been left under water after the torrential downpours caused widespread...

President Zuma Calls on Young People to Participate in South Africa, Ahead of Youth...

JOHANNESBURG – On Thursday, South Africa will commemorate the 40th anniversary of the 1976 Soweto Uprising. President Jacob Zuma’s official address will be made at Orlando Stadium, and he will also lay a wreath at...

Legislation Designed to Strengthen U.S. Engagement with Caribbean Passes Congress

WASHINGTON, USA — Representative Eliot Engel, ranking member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, on Monday praised passage in the U.S. House of Representatives of his legislation to strengthen United States engagement with...

Uber Africa Finds Competition with Kenya’s Own Safaricom

In Africa, local taxi companies and startups have been working hard to compete with Uber, but the ride-hailing company has managed to outmaneuver most of them. Uber, now in 10 sub-Saharan African cities, might...

Experts Say Open Skies Legislation to Promote Travel and Trade Within Africa

Liberalization of airspace in the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa should be expedited to boost regional trade and promote air travel. According to Dr. Abu sufian Dafalla, the COMESA director for infrastructure and...

Lagos to Make Yoruba Mandatory in All Public Schools

Lagos State Government has concluded plans to make the teaching of Yoruba language compulsory in all its public schools. Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, represented by his deputy Dr. Idiat Oluranti Adebule, said that...

Haiti Presidential Election Saga Continues as Officials Decide to Scrap Votes

Haiti’s decision to rerun its disputed first-round presidential vote continued to ripple through the international community Wednesday as the European Union and the United States criticized the move, and the Organization of American States...

Former Tennis Champ Bob Hewitt Loses Appeal in Rape of 3 Girls, Sentenced to...

Johannesburg (AFP) — Former tennis champion Bob Hewitt will be jailed in South Africa after losing an appeal Thursday against a six-year sentence for raping young girls he coached decades ago. Australia-born Hewitt, 76, was...

Usain Bolt’s Olympic Gold Medal in Jeopardy After Teammate Test Positive for Enhancement Drug

Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter has reportedly failed a "B" sample test for the use of a banned stimulant at the 2008 Beijing Games, which could now cost his relay teammates, including Usain Bolt, their...

London Diplomat Feel He’s ‘Entitled’ to Antigua and Barbuda Nationality on Basis of Investments 

ST. JOHN’S, ANTIGUA — A diplomatic passport issued by Antigua and Barbuda to one of its “special economic envoys,” Anthony Bailey, inaccurately states that he is a national of that country, raising yet more...

South Africa ‘Dubious’ of U.S. Terror Warning: Says We Are ‘Fully Capable of Securing Our...

Johannesburg — In what is fast being elevated to the level of a diplomatic spat, the South African government lashed out at the United States for the way it issued a recent warning about...

Angela Davis to Headline Caribbean Culture Conference in Haiti

The conversation between Cornell University Africana Studies professor Carole Boyce Davies, and radical Black activist Angela Davis went something like this: “I am headed to Haiti,” said Boyce Davies, a former Florida International University professor...

Ghana Hopes to Expand Rural Health Care with Telemedicine Program

Given the common problems with access to health care and the disparity in the distribution of health centers, several African countries are looking to mobile technology to bridge the gap. The process, broadly referred...

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