June 29 (GIN) Some 270 women from 220 countries gathered in Managua, Nicaragua over the past weekend to launch a political platform that addresses discrimination against people of color.

For Haiti, relief will come in the long term

Jan. 12, 2010, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake shook Haiti, taking more than 230,000 lives and displacing over 1 million people, causing a massive housing crisis.

Key issues on Caricom agenda include reparations, Venezuela, Guyana

Three key issues will attract the attention of Caribbean trade bloc leaders when they meet for three days at one of their two most important annual summits in Barbados starting Thursday.

Haitian deportation in the Dominican Republic

As of Wednesday, June 17, the deadline for the government of the Dominican Republic’s naturalization process aimed at “migrant workers” was reached at midnight.

Preserving and honoring the International African Arts Festival 2015

The 44th annual International African Arts Festival, also known as the African Street Festival in its earlier history, will welcome people from across the country and from around the world to celebrate African culture in the United States.

Summit leaders honor 'accomplished African women'

This year’s focus on accomplished women was not totally overlooked at the African Union Summit, despite its preoccupation with the president of Sudan, migration, xenophobia and other pressing issues.

Tanzania replaces English with Kiswahili as its official school language

Back in April, Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete’s administration announced that, henceforth, Kiswahili will be the primary language utilized in his country’s schools.

Haitians face mass deportation from Dominican Republic

As of Wednesday’s (June 17) deadline, tens of thousands of Africans of Haitian ethnicity who now call the Dominican Republic home were unable to register under the regularization plan, which offered an opportunity to obtain legal status for the undocumented, ...

Cascade of Crises to occupy delegates at African Union summit

Conflicts in Burundi and Libya, xenophobia, migration and terrorism will be high on the agenda at the upcoming African Union summit taking place this week in Johannesburg’s Sandton Convention Center in South Africa.

Zimbabwe health activist joins 500 in US for Obama's flagship Africa program

Where some business school graduates nurse dreams of wealth and glory, Vimbiso Mashumba has been building health care systems to help women and children in Zimbabwe.

Grand APNU/AFC victory/unity parade for Brooklyn

A grand victory parade and rally in honor of the victorious coalition government in Guyana is set to take place Sunday June 14 in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Newly recovered ship contains rare remnants of slave ship

A Portuguese slave ship that left Mozambique in 1794 bound for Brazil had hardly rounded the treacherous Cape of Good Hope when it broke apart violently on two reefs only 100 yards from shore.

Nigeria's new prez sworn in amid 'catastrophic expectations'

Muhammadu Buhari, his hand on the Holy Book, was sworn in as president of Nigeria at an open-air ceremony this past Friday in the capital city of Abuja.

A tour of Martinique by GHCC

A delegation led by Lloyd Williams, president and CEO of the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, traveled to the beautiful Caribbean island nation of Martinique last week.

Former dictator wins Suriname’s elections

A former army sergeant who overthrew the elected government in Suriname in 1980 and ran the country as a military strongman for years won the country’s general elections for the second time Monday as a civilian, though he will have ...