Bombs targeting Black residents terrorize Austin

A string of bombs going off in Austin, Texas, has law enforcement pointing to possible hate crimes as police continue to look for suspects.

U.S. Secretary of State fired

(GIN)—An extended visit to Africa this month by the U.S. secretary of state to mend fences after the president’s crude description of African and Caribbean countries was cut short this week by the dismissal of the embattled Secretary Rex Tillerson.

UN message to women on International Women’s Day: ‘Time is now’

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, during his remarks on International Women’s Day, celebrated March 8, said, “We are at a pivotal moment for women’s rights. For decades, women have been calling for the equality that is their right.

Oaxaca’s Afro-Mexicans struggle without aid after powerful earthquake

When a 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit Mexico City Sept. 19, 2017, the world took notice.


Parents of young teenage girls are pleading with Nigerian officials to speed up rescue efforts for their children kidnapped by Boko Haram.

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, former Liberian president, wins coveted leadership

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.

Colombia’s peace process witnesses another death: Temístocles Machado

Temístocles Machado, a popular community activist in Buenaventura, Colombia, was murdered Jan. 27.

Ghana begins water rationing as shortage grips nation

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.

Senegal yet to fulfill pledge of free education to girls

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.

African immigrants in Israel face forced deportation

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.

Ghananian women versus U.S. gold mine that destroyed their farms

On the website of the Colorado-based Newmont mine, the top page reads in bold letters, “Culture of Zero Harm.”

Spain’s Blacks want an end to blackface part of annual Three King’s Day Parade

The annual Three King’s Day celebration took place Jan. 5 in Spain’s Mediterranean city of Alcoy.

Murders upset Jamaica

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 ...

Sharpton and CBC meet with Libyans about slavery

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 ANC's battle for South Africa's presidency heats up

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.