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Gambian to head new peace and justice group

The former head of Greenpeace Africa took the opportunity of the climate march in Washington, D.C., last weekend to announce that Africans Rising for Justice, Peace and Dignity, a new Africa-wide social movement focused on climate change, will be officially ...

Student posts a photo of classmates on Craigslist and labels it 'slaves for sale'

A high school student in Florida has been suspended after taking a photo of two female classmates without their knowledge and posting it as an ad on Craigslist with the title: "two slaves for sale."

Protesters force concessions from the French

They had practically shut down the country for more than a month, protesting what they called a high level of abject neglect from France, the poor state of infrastructure and the widening disparities between the quality of life for whites ...

Doubts raised about highly praised malaria vaccine headed for Africa

With much fanfare, the world’s first injectable vaccine against malaria will be introduced in three countries, Ghana, Kenya and Malawi, starting in 2018.

Jamaican government apologizes to Rastafari community

Earlier this month, a leading Caribbean government took the highly unusual step of publicly apologizing to a section of the population for an atrocity authorities committed on the group when police killed eight of its members and injured several others ...

Tip leads anti-graft SWAT team to upscale Lagos pad and bundles of U.S. cash

Neatly bound bundles of fresh U.S. dollars, Nigerian naira and British pounds totaling more than $50 million were recovered by an anti-graft “swat team” in a raid at the Osborne Towers, a luxury building in an upscale section of Lagos.

Caribbean leaders brown-nose while Latin American leaders slam Trump

The disparity has always been huge in how Latin American leaders stand up for their diaspora versus their Caribbean counterparts. It’s almost like Jesus and the moneychangers.

France approves billion-dollar package for Guiana after protests

Authorities in Paris, France, have approved a billion-dollar package for its Overseas Department of French Guiana, ending weeks of crippling strikes, street protests and general unrest as locals came out vehemently with complaints of decades of rank neglect and discrimination ...

New flights to transport St. Maarten patients to Health City Cayman Islands

ST. MAARTEN (April 6, 2017)—Caribbean tertiary care hospital Health City Cayman Islands has announced direct charter flights to transport patients from St. Maarten to Grand Cayman for specialized medical treatment.

Ashanti Cultural Center hit by wave of vigilantes

(GIN)—Once the envy of its neighbors and the model of democracy and the rule of law, Ghana has been struck by “vigilantism,” led by former security guards turning against the political parties that once hired them.

Uganda tries to silence an impolite activist fighting for sanitary pads

She’s an activist and academic whose rants against current Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and First Lady Janet Museveni are definitely rated PG if not Triple X.

Can U.S. Customs really demand and search your phone, other devices?

For those who feel not being an undocumented immigrant or a green card holder leaves them safe as a U.S. citizen from Donald Trump’s executive powers handed to U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents—think again!

More uncertainty for Caribbean sugar producers

In just six months, sugar producers in the Caribbean Community will be forced to confront a major new challenge linked to a decision by the European Union to end decades of fixed quotas for exports from the region.

USVI governor promotes economic development

U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth E. Mapp wants American and global businesses to know about the fiscal benefits of doing business in the territory.

Profiteering mars the record of black African gold mining firm

(GIN)—Between the ninth and 11th centuries, the kingdom of Ghana was so rich its dogs were said to wear golden collars, and its horses, adorned with silken rope halters, slept on plush carpets.