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Celebrating prom, UK style

There is a saying that when America sneezes, Britain catches the cold, meaning that whatever the U.S. does, Britain is bound to follow.

First woman to head OPEC snared in multibillion dollar fraud scheme

Lavish lifestyles are nothing out of the ordinary in New York City, home of the rich and glamorous.

After disqualifying opposition, Rwandan president sees victory in august polls

Rwandan President Paul Kagame may think he has a clear shot at winning the upcoming poll Aug. 4.

Europe replies to demand for reparations

At the just concluded meeting of Caribbean Community leaders in Grenada, the question of making European nations that had participated in the transatlantic slave trade compensate the region for the genocide was discussed at length, but officials are tightlipped about ...

South Sudan in the grip of ethnic cleansing

South Sudan, the world’s newest nation, did not celebrate its sixth anniversary July 9.

Vendors in tears as Zambia's biggest outdoor market burns

A fire of unknown origins raced through the largest outdoor market in Zambia, destroying the livelihood of its many vendors.

Equal pay for equal work? Kenyan nurses push the envelope

Year after year, reports tell of a wide gap between the wages earned by men and those earned by women.

Five inmates escape main Guyana prison

It has barely been 17 months since riots and fires at Guyana’s main prison killed 17 prisoners after inmates set fire to mattresses to protest poor food, overcrowding and inordinate delays in trials for those on remand, but as the ...

U.K. pol suspended for using racial epithet

It was reported Monday that a U.K. politician used the expression “nigger in the woodpile” during a meeting about Brexit.

Rwandans recall end of genocide on liberation day

Rwandans have marked the 23rd anniversary of Liberation Day, recalling the end of a genocidal war that took the lives of nearly 1 million men, women and children.

Literary prize for Sudanese writer, Maskela picks up Phd in music

This season is one of accolades for some of Africa’s outstanding artists.

Widows of Nigerian activists charge shell oil with complicity in hangings

The widows of four Nigerian activists are entering their 22nd year of a long struggle for justice, and to hear them tell it, they’re in no way feeling tired.

Surinamese president facing 20 years for mass murder

A court in Suriname has recommended a prison sentence of 20 years for Suriname’s head of state, Desi Bouterse

Zuma's Mining Charter: Step Up or Two Steps Back For Black Empowerment?

The initials stand for Black Economic Empowerment, and the prospect thrilled many South Africans who had seen the wealth of their nation drained away during years of oppressive white rule.

Caribbean leaders discuss crime, trade

Caribbean leaders head to the Eastern Caribbean spice isle of Grenada next week for their main annual summit

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