Liberia’s Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has captured the Ibrahim Prize for distinguished African leadership. She is the fifth recipient of the prize since it was first presented in 2007.
Temístocles Machado, a popular community activist in Buenaventura, Colombia, was murdered Jan. 27.
The state-owned Ghana Water Company Ltd. has announced that because of severe dry winter winds (called harmattan) and the drying up of rivers, water deliveries will be rationed over the coming months while the country awaits the rain.
In a politely worded letter from Human Rights Watch, Senegalese President Macky Sall was highly commended for addressing abuses against street children, including those exploited in the course of their education in the Quran.
Under a so-called infiltrator’s law, more than 1,000 African asylum seekers in Israel face deportation from Israeli detention centers starting in March.
On the website of the Colorado-based Newmont mine, the top page reads in bold letters, “Culture of Zero Harm.”
The annual Three King’s Day celebration took place Jan. 5 in Spain’s Mediterranean city of Alcoy.
As Jamaica prepares for the Christmas and New Year holiday season, there is increasing worry among government, civil society and locals in particular about a spike in the murder rate and the seeming inability of authorities to do anything about ...
Various groups held an anti-slavery march Dec. 11 in Washington, D.C., to protest against slave auctions in Libya. The issue was first reported by CNN via a video in early November.
The African National Congress (ANC), South Africa’s governing social democratic political party once led by the late Nelson Mandela, faces perhaps its most contentious and controversial election yet.
Approximately 7,000 delegates from more than 100 countries are registered for a major conference in the Kenyan capital Nairobi this week.
Now that the dust has settled in Zimbabwe after the ouster of 93-year-old Robert Gabriel Mugabe by the military and with the induction of the former Vice President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa as the nation’s second president since its independence in ...
The 15 victims were rounded up from their homes by heavily armed soldiers, taken to a fort just next door to today’s presidential complex and parliament and shot for allegedly hatching plans to topple the military regime.
Unlike the violent upsets in Gambia, Ethiopia and Burkina Faso, the military-led “soft coup” that heralded the exit of President Robert Mugabe was remarkably quiet, dignified and respectful.
World AIDS Day (December 1) is fast approaching and a recently launched initiative aimed at ending HIV/AIDS, as a public health crisis in Africa, could be a catalyst to trigger discussions about HIV in the African American and African diaspora ...