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Belize votes for new government. PM Gonsalves wins fifth term in St. Vincent

As the year comes to a close, the 15-nation Caribbean Community is still trying to cope with the plethora of general elections in a single calendar year with voters in Belize set to face the polls on Thursday, Nov. 12, ...

Ethnic strife in Ethiopia fears of all-out civil war

Those who held high hopes for peace in the Horn of Africa are troubled by the rise in conflicts across the region with fears growing of a potentially destabilizing civil war.

Vincentians vote in the latest elections in Caricom

The big question is whether Vincentians will give Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves a fifth consecutive term in office from general elections scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 5 or whether they will vote to close off an era marked by a mix ...

Sudanese refugiees face uncertainty in Isreal if bilateral ties are resumed

Sudanese refugees who live in Israel are wondering what their future holds if ties are normalized between the two countries as predicted and the Israeli government launches deportation proceedings against them.

Barbados to dump Lord Nelson’s statue, cut Queen as head of state

It seems as though Barbados’ tolerance for the controversial statue of late British naval hero Lord Nelson has finally run out, with authorities naming Monday Nov. 16 as the date that the imposing structure will be torn down and relocated ...

Nigerian writers rip 'terror squad' as protesters cry 'Just Stop Killing Us!'

For many, the memories of rogue Nigerian soldiers firing live ammunition at hundreds of peaceful protesters in Lagos, killing at least 12 people, will be hard to forget.

Nigerian youth demand police and political reform

Water cannons, live bullets and tear gas has led to at least 15 dead in Nigeria since protests began in the first week of October according to Amnesty International.

U.S. secretly deporting Venezuelans, charges senator

Authorities in the Caribbean Community nation of Trinidad are this week being forced to fend off allegations by Democratic New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez that Trinidad had allowed the U.S. to secretly deport Venezuelans through the country in what the ...

The irony of the Cuban, Venezuelan support for El Trumpeto

In fiscal year 2020, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (U.S. ICE), completed 1,208 removals of Cuban nationals back to Cuba.

Back to back elections coming up in Caricom

Yet another group of voters are preparing to vote in general elections in the 15-nation Caribbean Community with authorities in St. Vincent naming Thursday, Nov. 5 as elections date, as a poll weary region braces for yet another contest in ...

Nigeria gov't agrees to 'Defund the Police' after protest escalate nationwide

The Muhammadu Buhari government of Nigeria has bowed to the demands of protestors seeking the “immediate dissolution” of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), which has been accused of unlawful arrests, extortion, torture and the murder of many young Nigerians.

Bermuda’s Afro party wins in landslide victory

Enjoying control of state power ever since the Progressive Labor Party (PLP) broke through for the first time in 1998, Blacks in the mid-Atlantic island of Bermuda have been voting overwhelmingly for their own political representatives, ensuring whites who had ...

Cash-strapped Sudan faces new demand before painful sanctions are lifted

The U.S. has now conditioned the lifting of painful sanctions on Sudan agreeing to Washington’s Middle East agenda and to normalizing relations with Israel.

African advances into the satellite age with credit due to Chinese support

An ET-SMART-RSS Earth Observation smallsat, designed in Ethiopia with Chinese funds, is preparing for launch into orbit as soon as next month.

Bermuda votes: Yet another election in the Caribbean

The people of the tiny British colony of Bermuda are scheduled to vote in general elections Thursday, Oct. 1, with polls showing that the Afro-dominated Progressive Labor Party (PLP) of Premier David Burt is likely to be reelected to office.