Can Hurricane Irma possibly help Haitians win a TPS extension?

In Washington Sept. 12, 2017, Haiti’s U.S. Ambassador Paul Altidor and Caribbean American Congresswoman Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.) hosted a dinner with other Democrats to craft a new strategy aimed at convincing the White House to extend Temporary Protected Status for ...

Dominica slowly picking itself up after Maria

Coverage of the 2017 hurricane season is slowly disappearing from the major newspapers and from the daily lineup of media houses in the Caribbean less than a month after two of the worst storms ever to have passed through the ...

Cameroon security forces fire on English-speaking separatists killing 17

Amid a rising tide of citizen-led movements demanding independence, sovereignty and home rule, English-language speakers in Cameroon are rising up for an end to second-class status, unemployment and limits to freedom of speech imposed by French-language rulers in the capital, ...

Prime ministers appeal: Help hurricane-battered Caribbean

It is becoming increasingly likely that Caribbean leaders will have to meet in emergency session in the coming weeks to address what is clearly the worst natural and humanitarian disaster in living memory after unprecedented destruction from hurricanes Irma and ...

Trump slights Africa in first policy speech to leaders

In a speech riddled with errors, gaffes and whoppers, President Donald Trump greeted African leaders attending the U.N.’s General Assembly and lavished praise on the distinguished group for doing an “absolutely incredible job.” “Africa has tremendous business potential,” he said.

Disaster Zone: Earthquake, hurricane devastate Mexico and the Caribbean

Another major hurricane in the Caribbean and a deadly earthquake in Mexico take center stage this week as concerns about what exactly is going on with Mother Earth.

Mexico earthquake: Death toll rises, rescue attempts continue

Rescuers in hard hats and masks descended Wednesday on Mexico City in search of survivors after a deadly earthquake struck the region.

Hurricane Maria pounds Puerto Rico after killing 7 people in Dominica

Hurricane Maria pummeled Puerto Rico on Wednesday morning, ripping trees out of the ground and hammering two-thirds of the island with hurricane-force winds.

Hurricane Maria back at Category 5 as it barrels toward Caribbean

Hurricane Maria, making its first landfall as a Category 5 storm, has blasted Dominica with "widespread devastation," according to the prime minister of the Caribbean island nation.

President Trump must end Zimbabwe sanctions

For the past 16 years, the United States has imposed severe economic sanctions on the people of Zimbabwe.

Paradise Lost: Irma leaves Caribbean nations in dire straits

As Texans still struggle to recover from Hurricane Harvey and Floridians wait for Irma’s water to recede and electricity to be restored, drinking water, food, and basic necessities continue to be in short supply for survivors in Caribbean nations devastated ...

Caribbean residents describe dire situation as food, water run out

A week after Hurricane Irma struck a string of Caribbean islands, some residents find themselves in darkness, as power remains out and increasingly worried as food and water run scarce.

Don't forget about us: Irma's desperate Caribbean survivors

Hurricane Irma was a Category 5 storm when it crashed through the Caribbean, leaving at least 36 people dead in its wake before moving on to Florida.

Guyana goes after stolen ancestral Afro land

Guyana’s government has established a commission of inquiry to resolve issues pertaining to land ownership in the home country of the Caribbean single trading bloc of nations, particularly those related to large tracts of land freed African slaves would have ...

Leaders come under fire as death doll from mudslide tops 600

Sierra Leone’s catastrophic mudslide that buried more than 600 mostly poor people was not just an act of God.