February 26, 2016

Haitian economist nominated as PM under interim government

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ Economist Fritz Jean, the former governor of Haiti’s central bank, has been nominated to be the country’s new prime minister in an interim […]
February 25, 2016

Opposition wins control in Jamaica, ousts prime minister

By Howard Campbell THE ASSOCIATED PRESS   KINGSTON, Jamaica _ The opposition narrowly won Jamaica’s parliamentary elections Thursday, defeating the party led by the first female […]
February 25, 2016

Jamaican prime minister fights for her job amid tough times

By Howard Campbell THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KINGSTON, Jamaica _ The prime minister of Jamaica fought to keep her job Thursday as voters chose a new Parliament […]
February 25, 2016

5 African leaders in Burundi to push for talks to end crisis

  BUJUMBURA, Burundi _ Five African leaders representing the African Union have arrived in Burundi to push for a mediation process to end the crisis over […]
February 24, 2016

Spike Lee endorses Sanders: ‘He will do the right thing’

Filmmaker Spike Lee is endorsing Bernie Sanders for president in a South Carolina radio ad. Arguing, in Sanders’ words, that the “system is rigged,” Lee praises […]
February 23, 2016

Venezuela clears prison following video of armed inmates

CARACAS, Venezuela _ Venezuelan authorities have begun to clear a prison on the Caribbean island of Margarita after a video circulated appearing to show inmates shooting […]
February 23, 2016

The Clintons, the ’90s, African Americans: Race for black votes spurs look back

By Alexander Panetta THE CANADIAN PRESS COLUMBIA, United States _ Now that black voters are about to have a major say in a series of Democratic […]
February 23, 2016

Why black voters are saving Hillary Clinton: Inside a southern barber shop

By Alexander Panetta THE CANADIAN PRESS COLUMBIA, United States _ In this African-American barber shop in the Deep South you can get a cut, a beard-trim, […]
February 21, 2016

Niger’s security minded president vies for 2nd term in vote

By Dalatou Mamane THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NIAMEY, Niger _ Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou sought re-election Sunday, touting his record of defending the West African nation from […]
February 21, 2016

South African ruling party official accuses US of plot

JOHANNESBURG _ South Africa’s ruling party spokesman says the U.S. government must clarify the “irregular activities” of some its diplomats in the country. African National Congress […]
February 19, 2016

Gas explosions in Dominican Republic injure 40, level homes

By Ezequiel Abiu Lopez THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic _ Early morning explosions rocked an LPG distribution station in a densely populated neighbourhood of […]
February 19, 2016

Caribbean reports tourism surge, braces for Zika impact

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP)_ The Caribbean is reporting a surge in tourism that easily surpassed the global growth rate as it set new arrival and […]