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NIGERIA’S ANTI-CORRUPTION PLEDGE RESONATES IN FAR-OFF ZAMBIA

Nigeria’s president-elect is already making waves with his pledge to attack corruption, starting with the missing $20 billion allegedly swiped from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation during the previous administration.

RACE-BASED DISCRIMINATION ‘FOSTERED IN SOUTH AFRICAN SCHOOLS’

A practice of denying admission to South African public schools children without visas or whose parents are refugees from other African countries is creating a foundation for the current rash of xenophobia, critics of the practice say.

CHAOS GROWS IN BURUNDI AS PRESIDENT DEFIES ADVICE TO STEP DOWN

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza, ignoring objections to an ill-advised third term, now faces a growing popular movement to oust him after his term ends this coming June.

Second Caribbean government taken out by voters

In all this year, six general elections are to be held in the 15-nation Caribbean trade bloc, and if internal and other polls hold true, four of these are expected to yield new governments or result in wafer-thin majorities.

Welcome, Attorney General Loretta Lynch

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch had hardly finished being sworn in Monday as the first African-American woman to hold the position when the outrage and violence in Baltimore after Freddie Gray’s death in police custody became an immediate flashpoint.

A Tale of Two African Nations: Nigeria and Congo

Nations across sub-Saharan Africa have for decades struggled to establish strong and stable democracies upon the ruins of single-party systems notorious for squelching dissenting views, jailing opposition leaders and embarking on self-serving economic policies that brought hardship to their peoples.

How to help victims of the Nepal earthquake

Help from around the world is needed after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal over the weekend continues to have a devastating aftermath as the death tolls rises.

Backlash follows xenophobic South African attacks on fellow Africans

April 19 (GIN)—Shocking images of South Africans beating foreign-born residents residing in Durban, Johannesburg and other parts of the country stunned the continent, which had taken a message of brotherhood from former South African President Nelson Mandela.

New Nigerian buharism and democracy

Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, has turned a new page and heralds a new dawn with her March 28 presidential election that saw the emergence of Muslim politician and former Gen. Muhammadu Buhari elected to the highest office in the ...

Largest shareholder plotting to collapse regional island hopper

Barbados and Antigua, two of the largest shareholders of the regional commuter air service that is an aviation lifeline to many islands in the Caribbean Community, are at the center of a heated row with Antigua.

Report: Boko Haram forced nearly 1 million kids from their homes in Nigeria

More than 800,000 children, some as young as 4, have been forced to flee their homes since last year because of Boko Haram’s violent attacks on military forces and civilians in Nigeria, according to a new United Nations report.

UN unveils permanent memorial to transatlantic slave trade

The idea that began as a U.N. General Assembly resolution Dec. 17, 2007, culminated March 25 with the unveiling of “The Ark of Return,” located at the Visitors’ Entrance Plaza at U.N. headquarters in New York City.

Jamaican teen stopped from joining Islamic State

Of all the leaders in the 15-nation Caribbean trade bloc, Kamla Persad-Bissessar of Trinidad would appear to have an obsession with terrorist organizations in the Middle East and their impact on the rest of the world, vulnerable youth in particular.

Farrakhan to speak at women-only meeting

"Until the Black woman is lifted up, Black people will never be respected, nor respect themselves,” says Minister Louis Farrakhan.

Convertible justice: The inequitable currency of human life

As we approach the one-year anniversary of the abduction of 276 girls from a Nigerian school and the three-month anniversary of the slaughter of 2,000 people in Baga, how can we explain the lack of international response to the expansion ...

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