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Massive cyclone batters Zimbabwe and Mozambique, hundreds feared dead

A powerful cyclone moving at over 100 miles per hour unleashed deadly floods in southern Africa over the weekend, leaving a moonscape of mud where the bustling port city of Beira in Mozambique had been.

France and U.S. striking different notes on Africa

There were smiles all around in Kenya as French President Emmanuel Macron and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta shook hands over a series of infrastructure deals worth $3.3 billion.

Suriname-French Guiana row over borderline, violent incidents

The Dutch-speaking Caribbean Community nation of Suriname has suspended joint patrols with French Guiana in the wake of a recurring quarrel over marine border lines, after French police used military equipment to destroy gold mining equipment that Surinamese authorities claim ...

ALGERIAN PRESIDENT BOWS TO THOUSANDS DEMANDING HIS RESIGNATION

Weeks of mass protests across Algeria ended in victory for thousands of demonstrators who had been urging the gravely ill President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to step down.

QUESTIONS RAISED IN DEADLY ETHIOPIAN CRASH

Fifty-three minutes. That was the length of time approved by the U.S. Federal Aviation Agency for pilot training on the upgraded Boeing 737 Max 8 jet that crashed Sunday, March 10, in Ethiopia killing all aboard, according to a spokesman ...

US-Caricom meeting on Venezuela postponed

Washington has asked for a postponement of a meeting with a group of Caribbean Community leaders on the situation in Venezuela.

THOUSANDS UPROOTED FROM SAFE HAVEN NOW DESPERATE FOR FOOD, WATER AND SHELTER

An estimated 30,000 refugees have been uprooted by officials in Cameroon and Nigeria this month and sent to known hotbeds of insurgents including Boko Haram on the Nigerian side of the border.

UNREST DEEPENS ACROSS EAST AFRICA AND AFRICA’S ‘HORN’

Instability is growing in the East African nations of Sudan and South Sudan while the U.S. pursues a military solution to a decades-long civil war in Somalia.

Testy Nigeria election results declared

Following a delayed presidential election—postponed for a week—and reports of army intimidation and other alleged election crimes, and after a reportedly low turn out of less than 30 percent of voters, the Independent National Electoral Commission chairman Prof Mahmood Yakubu ...

State Dept. raises travel warning over Haiti unrest

Demonstrators are filling the streets of downtown Port au Prince in Haiti as anger and frustration over government mismanagement and corruption boils over.

Ballot versus Bullet in Nigeria 2019 elections

A new dimension has been brought into Nigeria’s polity and raised apprehension among the masses as the world was taken by surprise when Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, flagbearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC), ordered Feb.

Central bank chief fired

President Desi Bouterse of Suriname has fired the head of the Caribbean Community nation’s central bank in a move that has sparked fears that the administration is seeking to replace him.

St. Lucia's Jade Mountain, Anse Chastenet listed among the best

St. Lucia’s iconic Jade Mountain Resort has received more top international travel accolades while its sister resort Anse Chastanet continues to be recognized by the world’s most discriminating travelers.

Voters set to return to polls after Nigeria cancels original election

Shocked, but not surprised can best describe the majority response of Nigerian voters waiting for the opening of the presidential election polls last Friday night/Saturday morning, Feb. 16.

Voters turned back as Nigeria cancels national goals

Voting for the nation’s next president has been called off for Saturday.

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