Uganda upholds anti-gay law

Refusing to bow to pressure from Western society, Uganda maintains that it will hold steadfast to its defiant opposition against homosexuality.

Medical marijuana for Caricom

Caribbean trade bloc leaders have agreed in principle to decriminalize the narcotic in the region and have even dared to suggest that the move could help reduce crime.

Reparations, Marijuana on Leaders Summit

When Caribbean Community leaders meet in the tiny Eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent next week two unusual items will be on the agenda of their two-day mid-year summit, one to do with an effort to win compensation for Slavery ...

Desperation grows among youth for jobs and land

Youth members of Zimbabwe’s ruling Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front are running out of patience for land and jobs

Murder trial of 'blade runner' sparks media frenzy

The trial of former “blade runner” and Olympic champion Oscar Pistorius opened this week in South Africa before hundreds of cameras and journalists from over 100 countries.

Sandra Scott promotes Jamaica tourism

Sandra Scott, Jamaica’s deputy director of tourism with responsibility for marketing, presents Consul General Herman G. LaMont with a copy of “Jamaica’s Fascinating Falmouth” by Fay Pickersgill. While in New York City, Scott also took the opportunity to visit the ...

China increases influence in region. Nurses, military boats for Trinidad

The Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister is currently on a state visit to China

Former Rwandan Spy Chief Dies Mysteriously in Exile

Six years after obtaining political asylum in South Africa, former Rwandan intelligence chief Patrick Karegeye died under mysterious circumstances in a hotel room in Johannesburg.

'Democracy has Disappeared' say Officials in Mass Resignation

Jan. 7 (GIN) – Some 75 officials in the West African nation of Burkina Faso resigned this week in mass to protest efforts by current president Blaise Compaore to give himself an additional five-year term.

South Sudan, Home of the Lost Boys, Again in Chaos

South Sudan may be barely on the radar screen for most Americans but a bitter split in the ruling coalition threatens to make it one of the worst humanitarian disasters in Africa.

Senegal Cracks Down on Foreign Ships for Decimating Nation's Fish Stocks

Senegal’s Minister of Fisheries has ordered the detention of a Russian trawler observed illegally catching fish in Senegalese waters. The move immediately won high praise from bloggers on the internet.

Governments call in regional airlines

Worried about the health of air carriers operating in the Caribbean trade bloc, regional governments have called in the chief executives of major airlines.

First African-American to win Winter Olympic gold is AKA

Vonetta Flowers, the first African-American gold medal winner at the 2014 Winter Olympic games is also an honorary member of the historically black sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha.

CARICOM wants slavery reparations

There is a growing interest among Caribbean countries to get European nations to pay reparations for their past transatlantic trade of enslaved Africans.

Caribbean can win reparations fight

When Caribbean community leaders meet in St. Vincent for the first of two summits this year, a key agenda item will be the efforts by regional governments to make European nations like Britain and France pay for enslaving millions of ...