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 […]
February 15, 2016

US plane impounded in Zimbabwe; body and cash found on board

By Farai Mutsaka THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HARARE, Zimbabwe _ Zimbabwean aviation authorities impounded a U.S.-registered cargo jet, a senior official said Monday, after a dead body […]
February 14, 2016

Central African Republic voters seek leader to end chaos

By Krista Larson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BANGUI, Central African Republic _ Central African Republic went ahead with a presidential runoff vote Sunday that many hope will […]
February 14, 2016

Haiti lawmakers elect Senate chief as provisional president

By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ Haitian lawmakers on Sunday chose the country’s Senate chief to lead a caretaker government that will fill […]
February 12, 2016

Police officer fatally shot while on patrol in Haiti capital

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ A Haitian police officer has been killed by multiple gunshots as he patrolled a rough section of the country’s capital on a motorcycle. […]