Track star who snared silver medal fears death at home

Using every fiber of his being, track star Feyisa Lilesa of Ethiopia made a dash across the finish line at the just-ended Olympic Games in Rio, but it wasn’t to be the end of his run.

Cyber crimes bill causes worry

Several Caribbean Community countries are moving to draft new bills or pass legislation to make cyber crimes punishable under law, including heavy fines and jail terms for offenders, but the main regional media umbrella body is perplexed by clauses in ...

Sierra Leon bars pregnant girls from school

At their meeting next month in Geneva, the U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child will review reports detailing the obstacles, risks and challenges imposed by governments that limit the prospects for children to succeed.

Mining Tycoon of Sierra Leone and Presidential Hopeful Passes in London

One of the wealthiest men in Sierra Leone, who built his fortune in extractive industries, died suddenly at White Chapel Hospital in London, according to the Sierra Leone Telegraph.

Party of Mandela Gets a Beating From Voters

It was a long night for the African National Congress party faithful as a popular revolt in the cities of Tshwane (Pretoria) and Port Elizabeth upended the ANC’s long-held power base in those two key municipalities.

Caricom is right to demand reparations

Several Caribbean leaders Monday used the 178th anniversary of the emancipation from the transatlantic slave trade to push Europe into paying reparations to the region, months after governments formally sent demand documents to European governments.


This week’s municipal polls will reveal the depth of disenchantment with the historic African National Congress.

Protesters Reject Seven More Years of Bongo Dynasty

(GIN)—For the past 50 years, the citizens of Gabon have lived under a dynasty with one name: Bongo. Omar Bongo Ondimba, the father, served from December 1967 to June 2009 to be replaced by his son, Ali Bongo Ondimba, who ...

Kenyan Gender Activists in Uproar over Star's attack on dancer

(GIN)—A well-known soukous star from the Congo got a quick lesson in the evolving status of Kenyan women when he was detained and summarily deported, his performance scuttled, after he was caught striking a woman with his foot on a ...

Governments again complain about US banks

This issue just would not go away. In the past week, finance ministers from across the nine-nation Eastern Caribbean sub-grouping faced up to the issue of de-risking, the situation of American commercial banks cutting ties with those in the region ...

U.S. Virgin Islands launches family reunion promotion

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS (July 28, 2016)—The United States Virgin Islands Department of Tourism is encouraging Virgin Islanders living outside the territory to come back home to reunite with their loved ones.

Health experts at major AIDS confab city new infection surge

A massive turnout of activists, delegates, doctors and public health experts are settling in for this year’s International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, where the good news is that survival rates have increased thanks to life-saving medications.

Cholera crisis­—10,000 dead

Cholera is an infectious and often fatal bacterial disease of the small intestine, typically contracted from infected water supplies and causing severe vomiting and diarrhea.

Caribbean bloc supports move to World Court

Tired of being bullied by larger and more powerful neighbors, two of the Caribbean Community’s largest member states with border disputes have decided to approach the World Court for final rulings, hoping that a win would end decades of political ...

Queens of Queens

Resorts World Casino New York City recently hosted the Queens of Queens Dance Party at the Central Park event space.