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50 young workers parish as floods cause cave-in unregulated Congo mine

Some 50 villagers hired to dig for gold in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo died this week when their mine entrance was blocked and the mine flooded due to torrential rains, it was widely reported.

Pompeo to make questionable visit to Guyana

Guyana’s government has confirmed the impending visit of American Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to the Caribbean Community nation this week fueling widespread speculation that the visit is linked to protracted efforts by Washington to use the country as some ...

Jamaican elections confirm start of new era

Prime Minister Andrew Holness, 48, was sworn into office for a second consecutive five-year term this week after his Jamaica Labor Party (JLP) wiped out its main opposition rival in a poorly supported general election held late last week.

Hotel Rwanda hero jailed in Rwanda on terror charges

“I’m ready to face terror charges against me,” declared ‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero Paul Rusesabagina this week from a cell at the Metropolitan Police Station in Kigali, Rwanda.

Zambian writer–'A role model for a generation–tapped for cultural prize

This year’s Goethe Medal has been awarded to African writer and publisher Zukiswa Wanner, Elvira Espejo Ayca of Bolivia and Ian McEwan of the U.K. for their commitment to international cultural exchange.

Racial tension intensifies in Guyana; Afro protestors take to streets

It has been barely a month in office for the Indo-dominated People’s Progressive Party (PPP) in Guyana.

U.S.-trained Colonel called 'true force' behind Mali coup

Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has been ousted from power, removed by troops unwilling to keep up a bloody fight against jihadists and religious extremists who have been gaining ground while charges of corruption against the government continue to pile ...

Jamaica prepares to vote as corona cases spike

Jamaicans are preparing to vote in general elections next week Thursday, Sept. 3.

Afro party to be confirmed winner of Trinidad

Keith Rowley’s Afro-dominated People’s National Movement (PNM) is expected by midweek to be officially confirmed as the clear winner of general elections in Trinidad and Tobago.

German offer of $12 million for genocide reparations is tossed as 'unacceptable' by Namibian leader

The Namibian government has turned thumbs down to a German offer of U.S. $11.8 million ($10 million Euros) as reparations for Germany’s genocidal extermination of indigenous Herero and Nama people from 1904-1908.

Muslim songwriter facing death penalty for blasphemy revives bitter debate in Nigeria

Death sentences are rare in northern Nigeria where Sharia law is implemented alongside secular law in most states.

Ruling party in Trinidad wins; Jamaicans next to vote?

The sixth of eight scheduled general elections in the Caribbean Community was held on Monday, Aug. 10, with the governing People’s National Movement (PNM) in Trinidad losing one of its 23 seats but holding on for a narrow three-seat win ...

Zimbabwe to pay white farmers for lands taken under Mugabe

“The compensation of land is a settled issue, and we are not revisiting it.”

West African leaders rush to save President of Mali expulsion

Presidents from five West African countries are stepping up efforts to end a crisis in Mali which threatens to topple the president of that troubled country.

Caricom states battle pandemic; Bahamas reimposes some measures

Three Caribbean Community countries, including two which share borders with Brazil and Venezuela and tourism-dependent The Bahamas, are being forced to grapple with major COVID-19 spikes in recent days

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