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IMF on key mission to Barbados

Less than two weeks after the Barbados Labor Party did the unthinkable and carried away all 30 contested seats in general elections, the daunting task of rebuilding an economy in ruins is about to begin, and it appears that the ...

South African promise of a 'new dawn; slowed by infighting

South Africa’s former leader Jacob Zuma is among those said to be impeding efforts by his successor, President Cyril Ramaphosa, to create a “new dawn” for citizens and foreign investors—free of the corruption and cronyism that became associated with the ...

Retirement pledge in doubt as Ivory Coast president eyes a run for 10 more years

In a recent interview with a French magazine, Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara revealed his vision of two more terms in office despite having repeatedly said he would step down at the end of his second term in 2020.

Historic election results in Barbados

As predicted by regional pundits, electors in the idyllic Caribbean island nation of Barbados voted emphatically to elect a new government in the past week and in doing so created history on several fronts.

Gambian ex-president linked to mass killing of refugees

Strong evidence has been gathered linking the former president of the Republic of the Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, to the murder of 44 West African migrants, mostly from Ghana, by operatives of the ex-president.

African who saved child from fall gets French citizenship

A migrant from Mali who scrambled up the side of a building to save a 4-year-old child dangling from a fifth floor balcony was thanked this week by President Emmanuel Macron and offered citizenship.

Curt denies Nigerian fishermen access to justice, rights groups say

A coalition of human rights, environmental and development groups from the four corners of the world is challenging a U.K. appeals court ruling that lets U.K.-headquartered parent companies escape liability when people in poor countries are harmed by their affiliates.

Women's groups plead for clemency for Sudanese teen sentenced to hang

A Sudanese court has upheld a judgment of execution for a teenage girl who fought off the forcible sexual advances of her arranged-marriage husband, leading to his death.

Did Trump meet his match in President of Nigeria

Try as he might, President Trump couldn’t land a deal with Nigerian leader Muhammadu Buhari at their tête-à-tête in Washington last month.

Black activists step up to the plate against Israel/U.S. aggression

At Amsterdam News press time, there is expectation of further violent clashes in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, as some 60 demonstrators were killed by Israeli military forces May 14. Rallies were expected in the large West Bank cities in protest ...

New law would make it easier for NJ hair braiders to conduct business

New law would make it easier for NJ hair braiders to conduct business

ZIMBABWEANS CHEER A MUSICAL ‘LION’ RETURNING FROM EXILE

After 14 long years in the U.S. state of Oregon, singer, composer and bandleader Thomas Mapfumo has come home to Zimbabwe.

WITH MAY DAY AS BACKDROP, LABOR MILITANCY GROWS ANEW ACROSS AFRICA

WITH MAY DAY AS BACKDROP, LABOR MILITANCY GROWS ANEW ACROSS AFRICA

More African nations discard term limits and let leaders 'Rule for life'

Absent any influence from the White House toward democratic reforms, a number of African leaders are quietly tweaking their laws to ensure a lock on the presidency for decades to come.

South African women take prize for anti-nuclear effort

Using the knowledge gained in the anti-apartheid struggle, two South African women challenged a secret, multibillion-dollar nuclear deal that would have dotted South Africa with nuclear power plants from Russia.