Guyana, Venezuela at it again over border markers

Nicolas Maduro’s Venezuela and the Caribbean Community nation of Guyana are on the diplomatic warpath again in the wake of last month’s ruling by the World Court that it has the right to hear their decades-old quarrel over boundary markers.

Major Caribbean airlines in deep financial trouble

Not surprisingly, the Caribbean Community’s major airlines are drowning in debt, with governments being pressured to intervene financially to stave off the possible collapse of the regional carriers.

Most Africans will not receive COVID vaccine this year

Countries across Africa are hunting for deals to obtain COVID-19 vaccines at affordable prices but their limited funds will cover less than half of their citizens.

Somali 'Yogadishu' practitioner is peace prize winner for2020

With backbends and downward dogs, Ilwad Elman has been helping former child soldiers and rape survivors overcome their trauma.

Smugglers blamed for tragic boat deaths

Authorities in Trinidad, trying desperately to stem the flow of dozens of Venezuelan migrants to the island almost daily, were this week poring over a Venezuelan government report that blamed massive overloading of a vessel for the recent drownings of ...

More schoolchildren seized in second mass kidnapping in eight days

Schoolchildren were again the targets of unknown assailants who seized the youngsters as they returned from a religious ceremony in the town of Dandume, near Kankara where a similar kidnapping had taken place.

"Bandits abduct over 300 boys in nightmare raid at secondary school

As Nigerian President Muhamadu Buhari retreated to his home in the northwestern state of Katsina over the weekend, armed members of a terrorist group on motorbikes attacked the region’s Government Science Secondary School.

Liberians urged to allow thrid term for President Weah

Liberia’s Supreme Court, in a reversal, has upheld a controversial referendum that opens the way for President George Oppong Weah to seek a third term in office––now prohibited under the constitution.

Ethiopian leader rebuffs African peacemakers as war fatalities soar

Fighting between the Ethiopian army and forces of the Tigray region has reached Mekelle, near the region’s biggest city, home to half a million residents.

Trinidad, Venezuela to talk about refugees

Diplomats and high level security officials from Trinidad and Venezuela are to meet shortly to discuss a Venezuelan refugee crisis in Trinidad as authorities there are growing increasingly wary about the number of refugees breaching the island’s closed borders in ...

Burkina Faso slapped with top level travel ban over terrorism and other threats

A U.S. State Department red level “Do Not Visit” warning against travel to Burkina Faso has been posted to the U.S. website, as rising rates of COVID-19, terrorism, crime and kidnapping are said to endanger visitors to that country.

Activists fail to stop drilling of well off Bahamian coast

A major row is developing in The Bahamas over plans by the archipelago to drill an offshore well off the south coast in December with environmental and other activists expressing deep fears about an oil spill destroying the country’s lifeline ...

Bahamas to upgrade partisan immigration laws

The Bahamas is moving to overhaul its stringent if not partisan immigration laws to now allow individuals born overseas to a Bahamian mother to obtain citizenship.

J.J. Rawlings–A charismatic leader and stalwart for Pan Africanism

“A bear of a man with a booming voice.” That’s how some will remember Ghana’s former President Jerry John Rawlings who died Nov. 12 in the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, according to local media reports

Jerry Rawlings: Ghana’s former president dies at 73

Jerry Rawlings: Ghana’s former president dies at 73