U.K. pol suspended for using racial epithet

It was reported Monday that a U.K. politician used the expression “nigger in the woodpile” during a meeting about Brexit.

Rwandans recall end of genocide on liberation day

Rwandans have marked the 23rd anniversary of Liberation Day, recalling the end of a genocidal war that took the lives of nearly 1 million men, women and children.

Literary prize for Sudanese writer, Maskela picks up Phd in music

This season is one of accolades for some of Africa’s outstanding artists.

Widows of Nigerian activists charge shell oil with complicity in hangings

The widows of four Nigerian activists are entering their 22nd year of a long struggle for justice, and to hear them tell it, they’re in no way feeling tired.

Surinamese president facing 20 years for mass murder

A court in Suriname has recommended a prison sentence of 20 years for Suriname’s head of state, Desi Bouterse

Zuma's Mining Charter: Step Up or Two Steps Back For Black Empowerment?

The initials stand for Black Economic Empowerment, and the prospect thrilled many South Africans who had seen the wealth of their nation drained away during years of oppressive white rule.

Caribbean leaders discuss crime, trade

Caribbean leaders head to the Eastern Caribbean spice isle of Grenada next week for their main annual summit

Cuba sí, Trump no!

When The Nation magazine in a recent announcement assured those interested in taking its tours to Cuba that everything was all right, it spelled out President Trump’s new restrictions on the constitutional rights to travel to Cuba.

Africa Among Top 10 Fastest-Growing Markets for Air Travel

Airline industry and ministry officials attending Aviation Festival Africa and Airports Show Africa heard some good news and some not so good news.

Fire Safety Warnings Repeatedly Ignored in UK Housing For Immigrants

Mo Tuccu, a British national from Eritrea, was visiting friends at Grenfell Tower with his wife Amal Ahmedin and 3-year-old daughter Amaya.

Afro-owned airline expanding

While all of the major airlines in the Caribbean are losing money and carrying debts totaling more than $50 million annually, a small upstart airline, now in its fourth year of operation, is moving to expand and open new routes.

Hillary Clinton blacklash

The Committee to Mobilize Against Dictatorship in Haiti just organized a “Protest Hillary Clinton Resurrection” rally last week, at Medgar Evers College Graduation held at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

U.N Urges Donors to Reconsider Deep Cuts To Education For Africa

Sharp cuts in education aid to sub-Saharan African countries in the past six years have unraveled progress made in basic education, adult education and literacy programs.

Nabian Freedom Fighter, Founder of Swapo, Passes

Herman Andimba Toivo ya Toivo, former Robben Island prisoner, hero and icon of Namibia’s struggle for self-determination, died June 9. He was 93 years old.

Trinidad outlaws child marriages

Trinidad’s parliament has outlawed child marriages, with most of the 41 members of the Assembly voting to fix the legal age of matrimony at 18.