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Protesters Reject Seven More Years of Bongo Dynasty

(GIN)—For the past 50 years, the citizens of Gabon have lived under a dynasty with one name: Bongo. Omar Bongo Ondimba, the father, served from December 1967 to June 2009 to be replaced by his son, Ali Bongo Ondimba, who ...

Kenyan Gender Activists in Uproar over Star's attack on dancer

(GIN)—A well-known soukous star from the Congo got a quick lesson in the evolving status of Kenyan women when he was detained and summarily deported, his performance scuttled, after he was caught striking a woman with his foot on a ...

Governments again complain about US banks

This issue just would not go away. In the past week, finance ministers from across the nine-nation Eastern Caribbean sub-grouping faced up to the issue of de-risking, the situation of American commercial banks cutting ties with those in the region ...

U.S. Virgin Islands launches family reunion promotion

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS (July 28, 2016)—The United States Virgin Islands Department of Tourism is encouraging Virgin Islanders living outside the territory to come back home to reunite with their loved ones.

Health experts at major AIDS confab city new infection surge

A massive turnout of activists, delegates, doctors and public health experts are settling in for this year’s International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, where the good news is that survival rates have increased thanks to life-saving medications.

Cholera crisis­—10,000 dead

Cholera is an infectious and often fatal bacterial disease of the small intestine, typically contracted from infected water supplies and causing severe vomiting and diarrhea.

Caribbean bloc supports move to World Court

Tired of being bullied by larger and more powerful neighbors, two of the Caribbean Community’s largest member states with border disputes have decided to approach the World Court for final rulings, hoping that a win would end decades of political ...

Queens of Queens

Resorts World Casino New York City recently hosted the Queens of Queens Dance Party at the Central Park event space.

‘MONOPLY MONEY’ DRAWS SCORN FROM CASH-STRAPPED ZIMBABWEANS

With exports down and scarce dollars hidden away under pillows, banks in Zimbabwe are running out of legal tender.

How an African cycling team is improving the odds for schoolchildren

Limpopo, in the heart of South Africa, is resource-scarce and poverty is severe. Many households do not have access to running water or electricity.

Crisis erupts over police-linked killing of Kenyan human rights lawyer

(GIN)—Four police officers have been arrested in the torture and murder of a noted Kenyan human rights lawyer and two other men.

SOUTH AFRICAN WRITER ON MENTAL ILLNESS WINS MAJOR LITERARY PRIZE

(GIN)—This year’s prestigious Caine Prize for African Writing for a short story has been awarded to South African writer, photographer and filmmaker Lidudumalingani for his story, “Memories We Lost.”

ANOTHER TAKE ON BREXIT FROM AN AFRICAN PERSPECTIVE

Writing on the blog This Is Africa, Malawi journalist Levi Kabwato tackled the much reported story of “Brexit” from his own unique perspective.

The SCOTUS immigration ruling is the final nail in the coffin of the GOP

I must confess that I was brought to tears by the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on immigration June 23, 2016.

Barbadians and the Panama Canal

A delegation of officials from Barbados, including Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, traveled to Panama on the weekend for the formal opening of the expanded Panama Canal project.

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