Black Lives Matter Leeds

On Sunday June 21, 2020, in Hyde Park Leeds over 5,000 people came out in solidarity for a Black Lives Matter protest.

COVID-19 sends lifeline carrier into liquidation

The lifeline commuter service had been ailing for years, with regional governments shelling out millions to keep it in the air, but the strain of weeks of downtime from the COVID-19 lockdown has proven to be too much to bear ...

Election rerun Malawi scores upset victory for opposition

In a landmark presidential rerun, Malawi’s sitting president has been ousted from power after a sweeping victory by a popular Pentecostal preacher and former theology lecturer who promised to unite and serve all Malawians.

Ugandans launch drive to upgrade streets with colonial names

A petition to rename roads honoring British colonial figures has gathered thousands of names.

Growing movement to dump white, colonial-era statues

With the Black Lives Matter movement sparking a spirited reform movement throughout the U.S., Europe and other parts of the world, some Caribbean Community governments and prominent citizens are leading a growing call to rid the region of colonial-era statues ...

Kenyans demand justice after police killing of 13-year-old child

In a recent march against police violence, some 200 demonstrators filled the streets, carrying signs reading “Life is Priceless,” “Save our Future” and “Never Again.”

Guyana elections riddled with fraud says chief officer

Guyana’s elections commission (Gecom) at the weekend dropped a bombshell on the country by ruling that the Caribbean Community nation’s March 2 general elections had contained so many irregularities, including dead and migrated people voting, that it has not met ...

Trump team attempts to black world court from investigating possible U.S. war crime

A world court designed to investigate allegations of human rights violations has found itself in the crosshairs of the president of the United States.

South African Leader condemns latest surge of violence against women

Calling it a “dark and shameful week,” South African President Cyril Ramaphosa denounced the latest surge in violence against women, including the murder of a woman eight months pregnant.

Capping week of protests, slave trader statue toppled by UK activists

Years of inaction over the fate of an 18 foot statue of Edward Colston, a 17th century slave trader with the Royal African Company (RAC) was decided this week with the toppling of Colston’s bronze statue in Bristol, England.

St. Kitts and Nevis gives government a second term

The third of six major general elections in the 15-nation Caribbean single trading bloc this year was held last Friday.

A statement from African Authors Sans Frontieres in solidarity with African Americans

As African writers without borders who are connected beyond geography with those who live in the United States of America and other parts of the African diaspora, we state that we condemn the acts of violence on Black people in ...

Suriname picks a new gov’t; St. Kitts to vote this week

It is almost now a certainty that a brand new government will run the Caribbean Community nation of Suriname for the next five years following general elections on May 25th that saw voters denying former military strongman Desi Bouterse a ...

World leaders, media respond to police killing of shackled Black man

George Floyd was also covered internationally with many Africans expressing disgust and dismay over the cold-blooded police action.

On the Run Rwanda genocide suspect nabbed in French hideout

Twenty-six years after financing the Rwandan genocide, wealthy businessman and most wanted fugitive, Felicien Kabuga, was nabbed in an upscale French hideout.