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''Vaccine apartheid': Africans tells UN they need vaccine

The inequity of COVID-19 vaccine distribution came into sharp focus Thursday as many of the African countries whose populations have little to no access to the life-saving shots spoke at the U.N.'s annual meeting of world leaders.

New gov’t takes office amid pandemic-ravaged economy

Prime Minister Hubert Minnis’ administration had until mid-next year to try to achieve herd immunity in The Bahamas.

Liberian leader announces year-long bicentennial to begin January 2022

On Feb. 5, 1820, the first organized group of emigrating freed slaves departed from New York to Freetown, Sierra Leone, in West Africa.

Guinean soldiers at the helm after autocratic president is detained

Young military officers who ousted Guinea’s President Alpha Condé on Sept. 5 are wasting no time taking on the duties of heads of state. Meetings have been scheduled with leaders of political parties and religious groups to be followed by ...

Haiti prosecutor seeks to charge PM in killing, is replaced

A new chief prosecutor was sworn in Tuesday just hours after his predecessor asked a judge to charge Prime Minister Ariel Henry in the slaying of the president and to bar him from leaving Haiti, a move that could further ...

African athlete with disabilities captures the gold at Tokyo Paralympic Games

“Please know this: as you dive into the water, as you prepare to throw, as you step into the arena, know that you are not alone.” With those words of encouragement, more than 180 athletes from the African continent were ...

African Union 'missing in action' on promised funds to dictator's victims

Professor Thomas Kwasi Tieku, in a published article, summed up the African Union as “the proverbial forest that has bad trees dotted around its many good trees.”

Court sentences ex-dictator to 20 years in prison

A former military strongman in Suriname was on Monday sentenced to 20 years in prison for his leading role in a late December 1982 mass murder of 15 government opponents but the judging panel appeared to move to deliberately ease ...

Louisiana braces for 'life-altering' Hurricane Ida

Residents across Louisiana's coast Saturday were taking one last day to prepare for what is being described as a “life-altering” Hurricane Ida which is expected to bring winds as high as 140 mph (225 kph) when it slams ashore.

Friend of Moroccan 'Gnawa' music rally to save cultural icon

Rooted in healing rituals and Sufism, the hypnotic sounds of Gnawa music have attracted artists and musicians of all stripes, from Jazz Age poet Claude McKay to Archie Shepp, Ornette Coleman and the legendary Randy Weston.

Barbados inches towards a republic without Queen Elizabeth

From the beginning of December, a leading Caribbean Community nation will not only have dumped Britain’s Queen Elizabeth as its decades-old head of state, but will also revel in the fact that two gifted Black women are occupying the top ...

A new heartache: Haitian-Americans torn between instinct to help and suspicion of relief groups

On Jul. 7, Haiti’s President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated. Six weeks later on Aug. 14, a 7.2 earthquake, more intense than the 2010 quake, struck Haiti.

Caricom pledges quake relief for Haiti

Offering its very limited range of resources, Haiti’s fellow Caribbean Community nations responded to its latest tragedy this week by moving to organize relief supplies and sending in experts from the regional umbrella response agency, even as Tropical Storm Grace ...

Survivors of Tulsa Race Massacre fulfill a dream

From W.E.B. Du Bois to Julian Bond to Maya Angelou, Ghana has carried the hopes and dreams of Black Americans who identify with the African continent.

Blazing row over racism in Guyana; govt says not true

From the moment the Indo-dominated People’s Progressive Party (PPP) took office on Aug. 2 last year after being declared the winner of Guyana’s general elections, allegations about systematic racism against Guyanese of African origin have abounded in the Caribbean Community’s ...

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