Major AIDS conference aims to "build bridges" where epidemic still surges

The International Conference on AIDS—the largest conference on any global health issue in the world —opens this week under the title Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges.

"We're not a dumping ground for used cars," says Rwandan president at new auto plant opening

You’ll see plenty of Volvos, Mercedes, Hondas, Toyotas and even a Ford Windstar tootling around the booming cities of Lagos, Nairobi and Johannesburg.

Investing in a new Jamaica

Blue waters, sunshine and an overflow of rum punches were a small part of the welcome guests received at the tri-annual Jamaica Investment Forum in Montego Bay earlier this month.

A freedom fighter has passed: Dr. Theo Ben Gurirab of Namibia

Dr. Theo Ben Gurirab, Namibia’s first foreign minister and second prime minister who was, according to Namibia’s President Hage Geingob, “a comrade and giant of the Namibian struggle for liberation,” died Saturday, July 14, 2018, after a long illness at ...

After stunning World Cup victory, migrants also rejoice

There’s a festive spirit in France after its second World Cup final in 20 years. For the decisive game, fans had been glued to their sets, including at a Salvation Army shelter where several dozen migrants had watched the match.

Trump checkmated by Putin

It was generally agreed among pundits that the meeting between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin would amount to nothing more than a photo op to shore up his leadership uncertainties. However, it was less predictable that he would use ...

Two crusading journalists win their freedom in Angola

A judge in the Angolan capital, Luanda, has thrown out the case against Angola’s most well-known journalist, Rafael Marques de Morais, and editor Mariano Bras Lourenço.

Enemies for more than two decades end feud with an embrace

“And into ploughshares beat their swords. Nations shall learn war no more.”

Mike Pence’s dictatorial message to Central and Latin America

In case you missed it, while CNN and many other U.S. media houses were focused on the fact that only about half a dozen children in detention centers across the country as of Thursday, June 28, 2018, were reunited with ...

Caribbean leaders to look at contentious marijuana issue

Perhaps for the first time in more than a decade, each and every leader of the 15-nation Caribbean Community has confirmed travel plans and is headed north to Jamaica to attend this week’s main summit to address heavyweight issues such ...

13,000 African left to die in the Sahara after expulsion by Algeria

In one of the most shocking reports on the ill-treatment of refugees and asylum-seekers, the International Organization for Migration has confirmed that thousands of African migrants are being left to die in blistering desert heat after being deported by the ...

African union to hold summit in 'slavery hub'

“Corruption” is the theme of this year’s African Union Summit to be held next month in the capital of Mauritania—a country better known for being the last country in the world to ban slavery.

Ugandan inventor wins major prize for malaria detector

Ugandan inventor Brian Gitta, 24, has scooped a major prize for his device that detects telltale signs of malaria, the leading cause of death in his country.

Deep Mourning Over Passing of Nigerian Reggae Legend

Acclaimed reggae star Ras Kimono will be remembered for his contribution to the elevation of reggae in Nigeria.

Spain Gives Safe Harbor To 629 Africans Stranded at Sea

After European leaders from Italy and Malta refused to accept a ship with more than 600 mostly Africans aboard, it took the new prime minister of Spain to secure the stranded migrants a safe refuge.