U.N. finds France culpable for deadly attack on wedding party in Mali

Major combat operations by French troops in Mali have drawn fire from local officials who accuse the French military of killing civilians including at a recent wedding.

The UK is being forced to confront its ‘structural racism’

In summer 2020, hundreds of Black Lives Matter protesters took to the streets of Britain echoing similar feelings of pain, outrage and desire for justice that have been shared as harrowing footage of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man killed ...

Museums discuss return of Nigeria's 'Benin Bronzes' looted in UK raid

The Church of England is joining a handful of museums, universities, and private owners exploring the repatriation to Nigeria of thousands of brass plaques, wooden and ivory sculptures known as the Benin Bronzes looted by British soldiers in the waning ...

Caribbean neighbors rush to help volcano ravaged St. Vincent

St. Vincent’s Caribbean Community neighbors were this week preparing to rush food, water and other forms of aid to the country following the massive eruption at the La Soufriere volcano in the north of the island at the weekend.

Noted Kenyan writer using Gikuyu language listed for literary price

Some two decades ago, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o challenged African writers to break their colonial chains and write in African languages.

What now for immigration reform?

It’s been almost 50 days already as of today, April 8, 2021, since the introduction of the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 and the attempt to modernize the U.S. immigration system.

Controversy looms again in Bahamas over oil drilling

Left to the state-owned Bahamas Petroleum Company (BPC), a second round of drilling for oil and gas would begin in earnest around midyear, but if senior cabinet members like Prime Minister Hubert Minnis have their way, permits to explore off ...

'Senseless' attacks by extremist groups targeting civilian in Niger

"Multiple senseless attacks” on civilian populations by armed groups in the Tahoua and Tilabery regions of Niger were condemned by world leaders and the International Rescue Committee (IRC) which noted the recent killings of some 200 civilians including children in ...

On the cusp of an election, a leading African candidate is striken with COVID

Another African leader has lost the fight for his life––this time in a private hospital in Brazzaville, where he was last seen lifting up his oxygen mask and warning his supporters that he is “fighting death.”

Next Caricom chief exec might finally break glass ceiling

The 15-nation Caribbean Community will soon select a new secretary-general to run its daily affairs but from all indications it appears that the bloc might be on course to select its first female team leader.

Trinidad moves to protect women following gruesome murders

The recent murders of 23-year-old court clerk Andrea Bharrat and 18-year-old Ashanti Riley so shocked the Caribbean Community nation of Trinidad in the past few months that they have sparked a national movement to end a growing trend of deadly ...

U.S. steps counterterrorism in Mozambique and the DRC

U.S. counterterrorism officials are stepping up their activities in Africa, allegedly to address the expansion of violent extremism on the continent.

Venezuelan fighters buzz Guyana as border row heats up

Guyana’s Caribbean neighbors and fellow regional community member nations are paying increased attention to a stark rise in tensions between the country and an overly aggressive Venezuelan military as Caracas steps up its decades-old claim to Guyana’s western Essequibo region.

African women speak out on International Women's Day

March 8 marks the U.N.’s International Women’s Day, an occasion meant to be a global celebration.

Biden speaks on conflict-torn African Horn

In what may be President Biden’s first major test in Africa, a key U.S. ally stands accused of undertaking a campaign of ethnic cleansing, massacring hundreds of unarmed civilians and threatening the fragile stability of the region.