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WITH WINNIE GONE, ANC LOSES ITS GRIP

(GIN)—As Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was lovingly laid to rest with full state honors, her beloved country was being buffeted by published reports of a massive diversion of monies from the most vulnerable people, to whom she dedicated her life, to the ...

CARICOM countries urged to help Venezuelans

Several Caribbean Community countries are beginning to sit up and take notice of the increasing numbers of Venezuelan nationals seeking asylum,

Presidential race takes an unexpected twist in Nigeria

Next year’s race for the presidency in Nigeria just got a lot more interesting as a crusading journalist—an upstart known for exposing the millions and billions stolen by a national “loot-ocracy”—announced his candidacy for the nation’s top job.

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, “Mother of the Nation,” dies at 81

“I am a living symbol of whatever is happening in my country,” Winnie Madikizela-Mandela wrote in “Part of My Soul Went With Him.” That once vibrant, resilient symbol, sometimes called the “Mother of the Nation” in South Africa, died Monday, ...

Costa Rica elects activist/politician Epsy Campbell Barr to vice presidency

Longtime Black-rights activist and politician, Epsy Alejandra Campbell Barr, will become Costa Rica’s first Black and first female vice president.

Liberians in the U.S. facing mass deportations

Liberians living in America since a devastating civil war that took 250,000 lives are now in the crosshairs of the Trump administration, which is threatening to lift their protected status and deport them.

U.S. extends military presence in Africa

A message posted on Twitter last week alerted the world that Ghana and the United States have completed an agreement granting “unrestricted” access to a host of Ghanaian facilities and wide-ranging tax exemptions to the U.S. military.

WHITE AUSTRALIANS DEBATE FAST-TRACK VISAS FOR AFRIKANERS FLEEING LAND REFORM

AUSTRALIANS, DEBATE, FAST-TRACK, VISAS, AFRIKANERS

NO VOTING RIGHTS FOR THE DIASPORA, ZIMBABWE COURT RULES

Zimbabweans in the Diaspora with money to invest are holding on to their wallets. An invitation to rebuild the country rings hollow without the right to vote, they say.

Bombs targeting Black residents terrorize Austin

A string of bombs going off in Austin, Texas, has law enforcement pointing to possible hate crimes as police continue to look for suspects.

U.S. Secretary of State fired

(GIN)—An extended visit to Africa this month by the U.S. secretary of state to mend fences after the president’s crude description of African and Caribbean countries was cut short this week by the dismissal of the embattled Secretary Rex Tillerson.

UN message to women on International Women’s Day: ‘Time is now’

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, during his remarks on International Women’s Day, celebrated March 8, said, “We are at a pivotal moment for women’s rights. For decades, women have been calling for the equality that is their right.

Oaxaca’s Afro-Mexicans struggle without aid after powerful earthquake

When a 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit Mexico City Sept. 19, 2017, the world took notice.

NIGERIAN PARENTS PLEAD WITH OFFICIALS TO SPEED UP RESCUE OF ABDUCTED GIRLS

Parents of young teenage girls are pleading with Nigerian officials to speed up rescue efforts for their children kidnapped by Boko Haram.

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, former Liberian president, wins coveted leadership

Liberia’s Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has captured the Ibrahim Prize for distinguished African leadership. She is the fifth recipient of the prize since it was first presented in 2007.

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