Africa's Nonstop Sun Now Powers a Solar Bus

The Ugandan manufacturers of a solar-powered bus are showing off their creation at a stadium in Kampala.

Trouble Ahead For Nigeria As Oil Plummet

Tumbling oil prices have been a gift to some, but they’ve blown a huge hole in Nigeria’s balance sheet, which some fear may set the once promising African economy into a tail spin.

Gushing Pipelines Bombed by Militants Foul Water, Farms and Fishing Grounds

Oil is spewing unchecked into delicate ecological systems in southern Bayelsa State, Nigeria, after multiple bombings by militants in the area.

Oil isn’t well in the world

Low oil and gas prices are wreaking havoc on economies across the globe.

African leaders to press fight for representation at the U.N.

The present composition of the United Nations is a thorn in the side of some African leaders, who question why none of the five permanent members of the Security Council is a Black African.

Brazil and Trinidad cut back on Carnival

Every year, thousands of tourists and locals flock to Brazil and Trinidad to experience the biggest street parties on Earth, but this year the two Carnival powerhouses are scaling back the festivities because of a financial crisis.

Afro-led government to probe Guyana death squad killings

On Carnival day back in 2002, four inmates awaiting trial for various felony offenses broke out of a maximum-security prison in Guyana’s capital, formed a gang that traded deadly rifle fire with police, staged a serious of armed robberies and ...

'Cobalt for smartphones mined by children in the DRC': Amnesty

Children as young as seven haul cobalt for foreign companies operating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Ghana think tank questions major shortfall from gold sales

Ghana’s abundant resource in gold produced $23 billion in earnings from 2013 to 2016, but only $1.7 billion for the country’s coffers, according to a newly released report by the African Centre for Energy Policy in Ghana.

MLK library in Mozambique brightens reality of American life

At the Centro Cultural Americano in the Mozambican capital of Maputo, there’s a trove of books in the Martin Luther King library that tell the American story, with some offerings touting a mythological tolerance, belied however by the fierce struggles ...

More Africans have access to cell phone service than piped water

In Africa, less than one in three people have a proper drainage system, half of the population live in areas without paved roads, and only 63% have access to piped water. Yet, 93% of Africans have cell phone service.

Has the UN lost credibility in Haiti and Africa?

As 2015 was coming to an end, the 193-member United Nations wrapped up its agenda with discussions and resolutions on issues in the Sahel/Western Sahara, Burundi as the African Union agreed Dec. 19 to deploy an African prevention and protection ...

Akon utilizes solar power to light Africa

Co-founded in February 2014 by internationally renowned music artist Akon, consultant Thione Niang and entrepreneur Samba Bathily, Akon Lighting Africa was established to develop innovative solar-powered systems that will provide electricity to over 600 million continental Africans.

Caribbean taking credit for climate change

The agreements that nearly 200 countries signed in Paris to mitigate the effects of climate change last month have been well publicized, but the 15 members of the bloc of Caribbean Community countries are taking some of the credit regarding ...

Barbados to finally dump Queen Elizabeth

Tiny, idyllic Barbados, a place where British tourists have persistently said they are most comfortable visiting in the entire hemisphere, now says that it plans to dump Queen Elizabeth as the island’s head of state—just in time for the country’s ...