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Who is next to go in the Caribbean?

May 25, voters in the Dutch-speaking Caribbean trade bloc nation of Suriname will go to the polls to elect a new government.

Do black lives matter in Israel? Ethiopian Jews protest racism and police brutality

Just as African-American activists have taken to the streets in recent months, decrying anti-Black brutalities by the police, their African-Israeli counterparts have launched a parallel protest in recent days, calling for an end to racial discrimination in the Holy Land.

Sambisa Forest, a forest of shame

The Nigerian elections have come and gone, and everything old is new again. Some of the new from the old is even more confusing and traumatic as time goes by.

Schumer calls for immigration protection for Nepalese nationals in the US

In the wake of the devastating earthquake in Nepal, U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer called for the Department of Homeland Security to grant Temporary Protected Status for Nepalese nationals currently residing in the United States.

NIGERIA’S ANTI-CORRUPTION PLEDGE RESONATES IN FAR-OFF ZAMBIA

Nigeria’s president-elect is already making waves with his pledge to attack corruption, starting with the missing $20 billion allegedly swiped from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation during the previous administration.

RACE-BASED DISCRIMINATION ‘FOSTERED IN SOUTH AFRICAN SCHOOLS’

A practice of denying admission to South African public schools children without visas or whose parents are refugees from other African countries is creating a foundation for the current rash of xenophobia, critics of the practice say.

CHAOS GROWS IN BURUNDI AS PRESIDENT DEFIES ADVICE TO STEP DOWN

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza, ignoring objections to an ill-advised third term, now faces a growing popular movement to oust him after his term ends this coming June.

Second Caribbean government taken out by voters

In all this year, six general elections are to be held in the 15-nation Caribbean trade bloc, and if internal and other polls hold true, four of these are expected to yield new governments or result in wafer-thin majorities.

Welcome, Attorney General Loretta Lynch

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch had hardly finished being sworn in Monday as the first African-American woman to hold the position when the outrage and violence in Baltimore after Freddie Gray’s death in police custody became an immediate flashpoint.

A Tale of Two African Nations: Nigeria and Congo

Nations across sub-Saharan Africa have for decades struggled to establish strong and stable democracies upon the ruins of single-party systems notorious for squelching dissenting views, jailing opposition leaders and embarking on self-serving economic policies that brought hardship to their peoples.

How to help victims of the Nepal earthquake

Help from around the world is needed after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal over the weekend continues to have a devastating aftermath as the death tolls rises.

Backlash follows xenophobic South African attacks on fellow Africans

April 19 (GIN)—Shocking images of South Africans beating foreign-born residents residing in Durban, Johannesburg and other parts of the country stunned the continent, which had taken a message of brotherhood from former South African President Nelson Mandela.

New Nigerian buharism and democracy

Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, has turned a new page and heralds a new dawn with her March 28 presidential election that saw the emergence of Muslim politician and former Gen. Muhammadu Buhari elected to the highest office in the ...

Largest shareholder plotting to collapse regional island hopper

Barbados and Antigua, two of the largest shareholders of the regional commuter air service that is an aviation lifeline to many islands in the Caribbean Community, are at the center of a heated row with Antigua.

Report: Boko Haram forced nearly 1 million kids from their homes in Nigeria

More than 800,000 children, some as young as 4, have been forced to flee their homes since last year because of Boko Haram’s violent attacks on military forces and civilians in Nigeria, according to a new United Nations report.

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