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GAS AND OIL DRAW HUNGRY FRACKERS TO SOUTHERN AFRICA

The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Peace Park is a rich ecosystem where one finds the gemsbok desert antelope, black-maned Kalahari lions and pygmy falcons.

Region fears it may lose Cuba as relations with US normalize

There are palpable fears in some sectors of the 15-nation Caribbean trading bloc that that normalized relations between Cuba and the U.S. could leave the region.

Lawyers call on Brazil to apologize for African slavery

Brazil’s national bar association, the Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil, is calling on the nation’s federal government to present a formal apology for African slavery.

Congressional investigation sought in Red Cross’ handling of Haiti relief funds

As the sixth anniversary of the catastrophic earthquake that devastated Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010, looms next month, the National Black Church Initiative is urging the United States Senate to launch a congressional inquiry into the whereabouts of hundreds of ...

Trinidad officially in recession

One by one, governments in the 15-nation Caribbean Community are beginning to complain about having a full blown or creeping economic recession.

Jamaican businesswoman heartened by Caribbean hospital

Jamaican businesswoman is giving thanks for the lifesaving heart treatment she recently received in the neighboring Cayman Islands.

Nominee from the real Caribbean loses battle for top job

Leaders from more than 50 former British colonies in the past week voted to give the Commonwealth grouping of nations its first female secretary general.

Caribbean hotels chip in for Dominica

The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association and the Dominica Hotel and Tourism Association raised funds to help the people of Dominica.

Obama opens climate change summit in Paris

President Barack Obama’s opening words at the climate change conference Monday in Paris set the tone and direction of the two-week summit.

Peru and Ecuador mark first imprisonments for racial discrimination

A Peruvian court has handed down prison sentences for two businessmen who took no action to assist an Afro-Peruvian woman who faced racism while at work.

Mali hotel attack: Gunmen barged in, shot at 'anything that moved'

Gunmen who raided a Malian hotel hollered "Allahu akbar" as they sprayed bullets on tables of people who were gathered for breakfast, a witness said.

African who shielded girl from terrorist gunfire 'a hero,' witnesses say

A Good Samaritan who died shielding a girl from a terrorist’s bullet was called a hero by witnesses and friends for his selfless bravery.

Paris under siege

Paris, “the City of Lights,” is currently illuminated by flickering candles. The candles, along with flowers and other items, are memorial decorations at the various sites where three hours of carnage by terrorists transpired Friday evening.

French attacks force renewed focus on IS

Terrorist attacks in Paris forces a renewed focus by Caribbean governments on international terrorism.

Bomb blast kills dozens in Nigerian city of Yola

At least 31 people were killed and 72 others injured in a bomb blast in the northeastern Nigerian city of Yola on Tuesday evening, according to Aliyu Maikano, a local Red Cross official.