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Nigerian Comic Turns on Fans Over Offending Rape Joke

Jun. 30 (GIN) – A popular Nigerian comic is losing fans fast as he goes on the attack over a rape joke that fell flat.

Child Marriage - Nigeria's Other Scourge

Jun. 30 (GIN) – Nearly 300 school-age girls are still in the hands of Boko Haram, a Nigerian terrorist group, but they’re not the only group of young women yanked from school against their will and made to work at ...

Caribbean leaders to meet. reparations on agenda

Plans by Caribbean community leaders to make Europe pay for reparations for the African slave trade, stalled free trade talks with Canada and a progress report on the overhaul of the 15-nation integration movement will be among key agenda items ...

More kidnappings and bombings in Nigeria; NY activists respond

Just at press time, details were announced of an explosion in a shopping mall in Emmab Plaza in Wuse II, Abuja. At least 20 people were killed. This cycle of violence continues as citizens continue to rally and fight back ...

Carib school wins award for best space experiment

You wouldn’t normally expect to hear a conversation about “ionization in the earth’s atmosphere” happening among a group of 12- to 14-year-old youngsters. However, that conversation is exactly what led enterprising youth from the Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago ...

Suspended US democracy project back on track

A U.S. government-funded leadership and democracy project that was suspended several weeks ago has restarted following assurances to the contrary, outgoing American Ambassador Brent Hardt said.

Botswana's Okavango Delta a 'world heritage site'

The Okavango Delta – Africa’s last-remaining wetland wilderness - has been listed as the 1000th World Heritage site by Unesco, the United Nations cultural body.

Kenyan round-up of refugees nets 300 children

Kenya is rounding up and detaining Somali refugees, migrants and asylum-seekers, separating parents from young children.

SMITH & WESSON OFF THE HOOK FOR ARMS TO AFRICA BRIBE DEAL

Smith & Wesson’s Vice President of Sales was one of a group of arms dealers in a congratulatory mood after winding up what they thought was a major weapons sale to an African leader.

#BringBackourGirls campaign goes global

As the world demands the rescue and safe return of over 276 female students who were abducted from their school in Nigeria, in collaboration with the #BringBackOurGirls Global Coalition, #BringBackOurGirls NYC, community leaders and concerned city citizens, Ruth Evon Idahosa ...

Caribbean Tourism Organization honors Jamaican tourism stalwart

Jamaica’s first female director of tourism, Carrole Guntley, is the recipient of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s most prestigious honor. Guntley was presented with the special award during the Allied Awards Luncheon at the Wyndham New ...

Obama once more between Iraq and a hard place

Just when we thought it couldn’t get any worse for the Obama administration, it did.

Africa's last monarch risks loss of trade deal with U.S.

Swaziland is edging toward suspension from the US preferential trade agreement known as AGOA (African Growth and Opportunities Act).

Reparations Fight Gaining Steam

Caribbean governments this week erased any lingering doubts that they are serious about making Europe pay for the horrors of the Transatlantic slave trade by holding their most important preparatory meeting yet ahead of plans for a high level delegation ...

Five villagers killed by an unidentifiable group in Kenya

Five people were killed by an unidentified group in Kasakairu, Kenya on Monday.