President Bouterse fights to stay out of prison in Suriname

During the past week, a slew of political parties officially launched their election campaigns in Suriname ahead of general elections slated for next May.

Rogue security force behind mistreatment of Nigerian free speech activists

Human rights defenders around the world are asking if Nigeria has been captured by a rogue body of intelligence operatives who overrule judicial orders and have kept activists locked behind bars for such “crimes” as freedom of speech.

Jamaican officials rocked by U.S. visa cancellations

Jamaica’s political community, both at the government and opposition levels, has been rocked by news that the U.S. entry visas of several of its top officials have been canceled in the past week, leading to speculation that Washington might be ...

Zealous military attacks striking students at famed Ugandan school

As shocking images were viewed around the world of Ugandan police and soldiers beating and gassing students at the renowned Makerere University, President Yoweri Museveni was forced to acknowledge that his security forces were out of control.

Caribbean governments seek advice of final court on free travel, free movement

Caribbean Community governments have asked the region’s highest court to give them an opinion as to whether a member of the 15-nation group of countries can legally opt out of decisions taken by the collective regarding the right of some ...

Africans and Africans in the diaspora fight to lift illegal sanctions against Zimbabwe

Southern South African Development Community, alongside the December 12th Movement, marched during “A Day of Action” to launch a campaign to lift illegal sanctions forced on Zimbabwe by the United States and European Union.

International support grows for fired African Union ambassador Dr. Chihombori-Quao

On Oct. 7, the AU notified Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao, the African Union’s ambassador to the United States, that her services would no longer be needed.

Bahamas to continue deporting illegals

Still battling to cope and recover from Hurricane Dorian last month, authorities in The Bahamas are coming under increasing international pressure to cease mass deportations of undocumented foreigners, Haitian nationals in particular.

Reparations movement boosted by two-day meeting

Regional academics, politicians and researchers spent two days in idyllic Antigua last week breathing new energy into the movement to make European nations pay for their part in the Transatlantic Slave Trade and organizers say they have walked away from ...

Global peace prize awarded to Africa's youngest leader

“Love is greater than modern weapons like tanks and missiles… Love can win hearts, and we have seen a great deal of it today here in Asmara.”

Bahamas ramps it up against immigrants, housing pressure to blame after Dorian

Under pressure to provide housing for the displaced following the pounding the nation took from Hurricane Dorian last month

Free Sowore protest during Nigeria’s 59th independence NYC parade

On October 5, Nigeria held its 59th Nigeria Independence Day Parade and Festival in Manhattan.

Trinidad government sells major refinery to union, hopes for revival soar

When authorities in Trinidad closed the island’s major money-losing oil refinery last year, nearly 3,000 workers were sent on the breadline, nearby businesses suffered and neighboring Caribbean nation clients of the facility were left to fend for themselves.

Demand to end illegal sanctions on Zimbabwe intensifies

During the opening of the United Nations General Assembly this week the United States came under fire.

Bahamian authorities brace for higher death toll

Some of the claims from authorities that the death toll will rise dramatically in the coming days have subsided for now, but Haitian immigrants who live in The Bahamas have formed themselves in to groups to help in the relief ...