South Africans return Madiba's party to lead the nation

In a closely watched election, South Africans turned out a decisive “vote for the party,” giving the African National Congress – the party of Mandela - another five years at the nation’s helm.

No deal for the kidnapped girls, seen in new video

Attempts to broker the return of the missing school girls held in a rebel camp somewhere in northern Nigeria were apparently quashed today when a government minister forcefully rejected any deal.

Kenya's polygamy law gets thumbs ip from U.S.

A U.S. State Dept. official has found something to like in Kenya’s new legislation legalizing multiple marriages.

Erykah Badu in hot water over birthday serenade for Swazi king

Pop icon Erykah Badu was the surprise guest of honor at a swanky party for Swaziland’s King Mswati who turned 46 this month. The lavish event was held at one of Mswati’s many palaces.

Nigerian women lead rallies worldwide for the 'missing girls'

An unprecedented surge of gatherings and rallies across the U.S. and abroad, sparked by the kidnapping of over 200 Nigerian boarding school girls

U.S. loosing clout among entrenched african leaders

In his just concluded Africa tour, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was striking few deals with African leaders who are intently pursuing their own agendas on elections, the construction of schools, hospitals, roads and bridges, and on curbing rampant ...

High profile murder rocks the region

A series of emergency meetings are being held across Trinidad following the murder of one of the country’s most prominent citizens and apolitical attorneys.

New Yorkers rally for the return of kidnapped Nigerian girls

In Union Square last Saturday, May 3, hundreds of men, women and children took up the clarion call to “Bring Our Girls Home.”

Obama tour to forge ties in Southeast Asia

Not since 1998 has a top American official paid a visit to Malaysia and President Barack Obama may have some second thoughts about his current tour of the nation

From Brooklyn to Zanzibar: Judges to attend big conference in Tanzania

Several New York City judges are on their way to Tanzania, invited by their continental colleagues to the 12th International Biennial Conference of the International Association of Women Judges.

Rodney commission starts work

An international commission of inquiry into the mid-1980s assassination of a Guyana-born U.S. and Caribbean Black Power and civil rights activist, Walter Rodney, began in earnest in his homeland this week.

South African freedom day marked by celebration as elections near

Nationwide celebration on Apr. 27 marked Freedom Day in South Africa. The day marks the 20th anniversary of elections in which all citizens were able to take part.

Angola a playground for accused sex trafficker

An army general close to Angola’s President Jose Eduardo dos Santos has been red listed the Interpol wanted list by Brazilian police. He’s accused of trafficking women for the purposes of sexual exploitation.


The mother of the 14 year old boy who risked death to stow away in the wheel well of a plane bound for Hawaii wept upon learning of his life-threatening adventure.

South African who fought toxic waste dumping wins environmental prize

A South African environmentalist Desmond D’sa has been awarded the 2014 Goldman Environmental Prize.