Kenya lifts death penalty for more than 2,000 inmates

(GIN)—While American leaders bicker over the fate of the death penalty, with 17 inmates going to their deaths so far this year, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed documents commuting all death sentences to life imprisonment.

Haiti needs us

The recent hurricane in Haiti has yet again brought the island into the national news cycle.

Black Lion Holdings’ Prince Alam-Sogan pushes investment in Africa

After midnight, Prince Randy Koussou Alam-Sogan is often negotiating multimillion dollar projects with international investors to empower African nations to optimize their resources, fund their own growth and take control of their destiny.

Emotional reunion for 21 rescued ‘Chibok’ girls

In a sight that could make a witness choke up with tears, a roomful of rescued Nigerian schoolgirls from Chibok ran into the arms of their overjoyed parents and smothered them with hugs.

Haiti in need of real help

A little more than two weeks after Hurricane Matthew tore through Haiti—killing more than 800 people, displacing thousands more and reviving the threat of cholera—some Haitian-Americans are avoiding donating to the American Red Cross.

Conference examines 20th anniversary of U.S.-backed invasion of Congo by Rwanda and Uganda

Twenty years ago, in 1996, Rwanda and Uganda invaded Congo, which was then known as Zaire. The invasion toppled longtime CIA agent and dictator Mobutu who ran Congo into the ground after he seized power in 1960 from independence hero ...

Boko Haram releases 21 Chibok girls to Nigerian government

Boko Haram militants handed over 21 Chibok schoolgirls to Nigerian authorities Thursday after a series of negotiations, Nigeria's government said, in the first mass release of any of the more than 200 girls and women kidnapped from their school two ...

Archbishop Tutu, 85, records video saying he wants assisted-dying option

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, 85, has recorded a video saying he wants the option of assisted dying “when the time comes … to pass” and endorsing bills worldwide to authorize this end-of-life option.

Travel leader calls for urgent investment in Caribbean human resources

PUERTO RICO (Oct. 13, 2016)—Gerard “Jerry” Inzerillo, CEO of Forbes Travel Guide, known for his innovations and relationships in the tourism, hospitality and entertainment communities, called for an urgent investment in the next generation of Caribbean travel and tourism leaders ...

Longer lives for Kenyans, medical journal finds

Life expectancy showed a slight uptick for Kenyans, according to a study prepared for the U.N. and its benchmark sustainable development goals.

Where deadly diplomacy meets harmful humanitarianism

Scholars of public policy and political science understand that to enact an unpopular or questionable policy and to gain public support for such a policy, a crisis must occur.

Cholera fears rise in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew has left Haiti, but the danger is far from over as the number of cholera cases now is on the rise.

UPDATE: In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, Caribbean-Americans express worry

At least 11 people died when Hurricane Matthew wreaked havoc in Haiti, the Dominican Republic and other parts of the Caribbean.

Bahamian named Caribbean hotelier of the year

Bahamian hotelier Stuart Bowe was named the 2016 Caribbean Hotelier of the Year by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association.

Feds pull plug on US bribery play for African assets

A major play for African assets led by a company of hedge fund speculators in the U.S. has been smashed with a penalty settlement of $412 million, ending a multiyear investigation.