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More CARICOM countries easing marijuana laws, penalties

In recent weeks, several members of the 15-nation CARICOM have made progressive moves to soften legislation dealing with marijuana use for various purposes in the wake of an edict from leaders for the region to review the regional approach to ...

Africa's critics see dark side to China's "charitable" loans

There are two sides to every coin and two widely opposing views on China’s offer of generous loans and grants to African countries announced at the recent Forum on China-Africa Cooperation in Beijing.

Trinidad closes major refinery

Trinidad’s government is beginning to feel the expected political fallout from this week’s announcement that government will soon close the money-losing, debt-ridden and overstaffed major oil refinery and try to restructure it in the wake of declining daily oil production ...

Land fever sweeps southern Africa, pressing governments react

he day of reckoning is arriving in southern Africa for the hundreds of thousands of Blacks whose lands were taken forcibly by white settlers—a crime that goes unpunished despite promises for land reform year after year.

UN observes International Remembrance of Slave Trade

The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) announces the launch of a global news feature series on the history, contemporary realities and implications of the transatlantic slave trade, according to NNPA President and CEO, Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr.

Trinidad pushing for rules on unhealthy U.S. chicken imports

One of the Caribbean Community’s most influential leaders has raised an important issue regarding the sale of years-old, frozen American chicken to his island nation and to the Caribbean Community in general, saying the region should not be treated as ...

Kofi Annan, 80, first Ghanaian to lead U.N., dead

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo declared a week of mourning to pay homage to former U.N. chief and Nobel laureate, Kofi Atta Annan.

'Skullduggery' Foils Zimbabwe Inauguration of Former Mugabe Ally

The hastily organized inauguration of Emmerson Mnangagwa as president of Zimbabwe has hit a brick wall. Invites to the heads of diplomatic missions, international organizations and consulates were pulled back after challenges to last month’s general election put a question ...

Major weed summit in Jamaica

Authorities in Jamaica are trying their best to push the other members of the 15 nations in the Caribbean Community to seriously consider the benefits an organized medical marijuana industry could have for the region.

Meet the 26-year-old Black woman who owns her own accredited international college

Caroline Esinam Adzogble, a 26-year old Black woman, is already a successful entrepreneur, educationist, business coach, diversity maverick, and an advocate for women and girls in technology.

South African women march against gender-based violence

Thousands of women and gender activists joined together on the first day of Women’s Month to protest the rising incidence of gender-based violence across the country.

Equatorial Guinea freedom coup remembered in New York

In the early hours of Aug. 3, the 39th anniversary of the Freedom Coup, Don Victor Mooney lights a candle at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in memory of the lives lost during the liberation of Equatorial Guinea and offered a prayer ...

Liberia’s trade and investment conference: Transforming investment into development

After years of instability brought on by the latest civil war and the Ebola crisis, Liberia’s appears to be starting to rebound after the election of new President George Manneh Weah and a recent investment and trade conference.

Hundreds of Polling Stations in Mali Shut Because of Violence

As Malians went to the polls Sunday, more than 700 polling stations were shuttered amid threats of violence and attacks, including election officials beaten up, ballot boxes burned and election supervisors stopped by armed groups from entering polling stations.

Ethiopian Leader Sparks Euphoria Among Diaspora on U.S. Trip

It’s been called “Abiy-mania”—an impulse to reach out and hug the young new Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed, who called an end to his country’s bitter war with Eritrea among other sweeping changes in the Horn of Africa.

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