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 ...

Soweto gospel choir set to perform in NY

On Feb. 15, the Soweto Gospel Choir is coming to the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts in the Bronx

Pan-African resistance to Western war crimes and ICC

Further evidence of some Western nations’ political, military and economic war crimes and the blatant collaboration of the International Criminal Court (ICC) was exposed at the second International People’s Tribunal (IPT).

Review of CARICOM functioning moving apace

A team of experts hired by Caribbean community leaders is moving ahead with a mandate from leaders to recommend an overhaul of the way the Guyana-based regional secretariat operates

“Re-imagining Blackness: Afro-Americans in the Peace Corps”

A panel discussion entitled “Re-imagining Blackness: Afro-Americans in the Peace Corps,” which will highlight the experience of Afro-Americans in international service through the Peace Corps will take place at NYU on Feb. 6 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.