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Afro-Colombian activists receive death threats for organizing

AfroColombian activists are facing threats to their lives, and they’re appealing to supporters around the world to help them get protection.

Trinidad cops move against opposition bigwigs, two charged

In the past week police in Trinidad arrested and charged two prominent opposition-connected attorneys with malfeasance for links to a scheme that allegedly involved officials of the previous government paying astronomical sums of money to friends and colleagues for legal ...

World Bank ups its aid package for countries hit by record-strength cyclones

World Bank has approved emergency support for the three African countries slammed by record-strength cyclones in what has been called the worst weather catastrophe in decades.

Caribbean warned to brace for more drought conditions

The wider Caribbean region is being warned to brace for a dry season that could extend well into July as weather experts in the region urge government to prepare for eventualities that could be compounded by events associated with the ...

OIL BARONS BID BILLIONS FOR MOZAMBICAN OIL WHILE STORM FATALITIES SPIKE

The back-to-back cyclones that have ravaged Mozambique are unprecedented in recorded history, the U.N. said Friday.

AFTER RISKING LIFE, LIBERIAN ACTIVIST SCOOPS ‘GREEN NOBEL PRIZE’

Multinational corporations who seek weak democracies, high rates of poverty and untapped resources seem to make a beeline for Liberia, which has struggled to overcome two wars and the devastating pandemic of ebola.

Guyana oil find spurs exploration campaigns among neighbors

American supermajor ExxonMobil is preparing to add a fourth drilling ship to its offshore fleet given the humongous amount of oil it has found so far and the accuracy of its well drilling campaign since 2015 officials say.

ZAMBIAN VILLAGERS WIN LANDMARK RULING IN WATER POISONING CASE

Zambian villagers whose livelihoods were turned upside down by a toxic spill from a copper mine will finally have their day in court.

ON EARTH DAY, AFRICA BRACES FOR SEVERE DROUGHT

Water has no enemy.

EBOLA OUTBREAK NOT A GLOBAL EMERGENCY, SAYS WORLD HEALTH GROUP

The World Health Organization has declined to declare the Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo a global health emergency because the disease is currently limited to two provinces, reports Science.

SUDANESE DEMANDS FOR A CIVILIAN GOVERNMENT REMAIN FIRM

Protests that began over the skyrocketing price of bread and shortages of food and fuel have accomplished what few people believed was possible in a country ruled by a leader with an iron fist.

Boeing scandal reveals cause of Ethiopian Airline crash

On the morning of March 10 an Ethiopian Airlines jetliner, in clear weather, crashed shortly after leaving Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital.

No Venezuelan refugee camp in Trinidad, says PM

Of the 15 nations in the Caribbean Community, Guyana and Trinidad are located the closest to crisis-ridden Venezuela and are both beginning to feel the brunt of the economic refugee migration problem.

AFRICAN LEADERS BUILD WEAPONS STOCKPILES AIDED BY RUSSIAN DEALER

There’s a new “rumble in the jungle” in the words of Muhammad Ali, but George Foreman isn’t a part of it.

Venezuelans may not agree on Maduro, but all say they don’t want an intervention

It’s been a mere six years since the death of Venezuela’s Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías, and in that little amount of time Venezuela’s economy has gone into a steep decline.

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