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Lobbying firm to work for Caribbean governments

A Trinidad-based umbrella regional security agency is planning to help governments scrutinize the backgrounds of foreigners applying to become citizens of a string of Caribbean nations that have schemes offering passports and citizenship to expatriates in exchange for investment dollars.

Civil war blamed for famine looming in South Sudan

The government of South Sudan and the United Nations are reporting that some 100,000 people are facing starvation, with a million more on the brink of famine.

African refugees look to Canada as U.S. deportations rise

Refugees, including some from Africa, have been trekking through subzero weather at the northern U.S. border with Canada in a bid to escape a new wave of deportations from the U.S.

Officer sodomizing victim leads to Paris protests

Weeklong protests erupted in France after a 22-year-old Black man charged that police officers beat and sodomized him during an arrest Feb 2.

Radio still a dynamic medium in 21st century, says U.N. on World Radio Day

Since its invention in 1895, the radio just won’t sit still.

Tension mounts as Kenyan doctors are jailed in labor dispute

Seven doctors leading a strike of public sector medical professionals were hauled off to jail as talks to end a four-year running labor dispute collapsed. More than 5,000 workers are honoring the strike that began Dec. 5.

New look at Antiguan passport holders

Just when the administration of President Donald Trump is applying greater scrutiny to who enters the U.S. and who doesn’t, authorities in Antigua are preparing to pull the plug on nearly 20 foreigners who bought passports and citizenship rights under ...

Tillerson will not write Guyana’s laws

While the newly minted administration of President Donald Trump fights with the justice system on immigration issues, Guyana’s government has found itself on the defensive about the role former ExxonMobil boss and current Secretary of State Rex Tillerson could play ...

AFRICAN UNION BLASTS TRUMP’S AFRICAN MUSLIM IMMIGRANTS BAN

(GIN)—An outraged African Union recalled the kidnapping of Black Africans as it considered the controversial new U.S. anti-immigrant rules.

Bountiful ties between Ghana and Israel

Accra, Ghana—Recently, a delegation of African-American journalists was invited to tour Ghana by the Consulate General of Israel in New York City.

Reparations commission cranks up 2017 agenda

A Caribbean reparations commission appointed by governments is meeting this week to help lay the groundwork for a proposed summit with the region and former slave-trading nations in Europe.

Gambia begins new era after unpopular leader packs and runs

Former president of Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, packed a Chadian cargo plane with luxury cars and went into exile late Saturday, barely missing the West African regional troops on their way to remove him by force if necessary.

Jamaicans leading the rush to get visas

Jamaicans appear to be among the most anxious of Caribbean Community citizens who are rushing to obtain non-immigrant, or visitor, visas to the U.S., fearing that promised policy changes by the administration of President Donald Trump might make it harder ...

Development ties between Israel and Ghana

Accra, Ghana—In 1958, Israel’s Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion presented a two-seater Piper Cub airplane to Ghana’s Prime Minister Kwame Nkrumah as a birthday gift from the Israeli government.

Black Institute prepares for immigration forum in Brooklyn

The Black Institute is partnering with Brooklyn City Council Member Mathieu Eugene for an immigration forum in Brooklyn Thursday, Jan. 26.

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