June 2, 2015

Some Jamaica police walk off job in wage dispute with gov’t; more military join patrols

By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KINGSTON, Jamaica _ A number of rank-and-file police officers in Jamaica walked off the job in a wage dispute with […]
May 28, 2015

Legal battle over Martin Luther King Jr. Bible, Nobel prize headed for court ordered mediation

By Kate Brumback THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ATLANTA _ A legal battle over civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s travelling Bible and 1964 Nobel Peace […]
May 28, 2015

Under 20 World Cup: Former winner Ghana, U 17 champion Nigeria lead African challenge

By Gerald Imray THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CAPE TOWN, South Africa _ While Africa’s senior teams have struggled to make an impact at the World Cup, the […]
May 28, 2015

Study says elephant numbers plunged in Mozambique due to poachers, but Uganda numbers are up

JOHANNESBURG(AP) _ Conservationists say the elephant population in Mozambique has dropped nearly 50 per cent in the last five years because of poaching, but cite good […]
May 28, 2015

After Israeli official commits suicide, lawmakers look to act against online shaming

JERUSALEM (AP)_ Israeli lawmakers are looking to take steps to prevent online defamation after an Israeli public servant killed himself over an accusatory Facebook post. An […]
May 27, 2015

French authorities offer full co operation to Central African Republic

By Sylvie Corbet THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PARIS (AP)_ The French president’s office says judicial authorities in France and Central African Republic are co-operating to investigate allegations […]
May 27, 2015

Several soccer officials arrested in Switzerland; 2018 and 2022 World Cup votes also probed

By Graham Dunbar THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ZURICH _ Swiss prosecutors opened criminal proceedings into FIFA’s awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, only hours after […]
May 27, 2015

Guyana awaits help from Cuban experts to revive sugar industry

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) _ Guyana’s prime minister says Cuba has pledged to help revive the South American country’s sluggish sugar industry. Moses Nagamootoo says Cuba will send […]
May 27, 2015

Influx of cheap motorbikes in Haiti multiplies mayhem on already lawless roads

By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ Joseph-Marc Carel knows the danger of ferrying passengers on his small motorbike, sometimes two at a time, […]
May 26, 2015

Several Kenyan police officers killed in ambush by militants in the northeast

By Rodney Muhumuza And Tom Odula THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KAMPALA, Uganda _ Several Kenyan police officers were killed in an attack Monday night by suspected Somali […]
May 26, 2015

UN officials let claims of child sex abuse by French soldiers linger for months

By Cara Anna THE ASSOCIATED PRESS For months, the U.N.’s top human rights officials knew about allegations of child sexual abuse by French soldiers in Central […]
May 26, 2015

Showcasing African art, Zimbabwe has a pavilion at Venice Biennale for third time in a row

By Christopher Torchia THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HARARE, Zimbabwe _ Stone and wood carvings displayed by street vendors in Zimbabwe reflect a long tradition of sculpture, and […]