January 24, 2016

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe returns home

HARARE, Zimbabwe _ Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe arrived home from a weeks-long vacation looking sprightly, quashing rumours that he had a heart attack. A video published […]
January 24, 2016

S. African mayor awards scholarships to virgin women

By Lynsey Chutel THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JOHANNESBURG _ A South African mayor has awarded college scholarships to 16 young women for remaining virgins to encourage others […]
January 24, 2016

Nicaragua: 13 Costa Ricans killed when tourist boat capsizes

By Luis Manuel Galeano THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MANAGUA, Nicaragua _ A tourist boat carrying more than 30 people capsized in bad weather off the Caribbean coast […]
January 23, 2016

International community appeals for dialogue, calm in Haiti

By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ The international community appealed for dialogue and calm in Haiti on Saturday after a presidential and legislative […]
January 23, 2016

Algeria raises alarm over Moroccans crossing toward Libya

  ALGIERS, Algeria _ Algeria’s government is raising the alarm over what it describes as a large influx of Moroccans crossing its territory to reach Libya. […]
January 23, 2016

Dominican Republic confirms 10 Zika cases

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic _ Health officials in the Dominican Republic say 10 cases of the Zika virus have been confirmed in the country. Health Minister […]
January 23, 2016

Guyana fires veteran national tax chief

GEORGETOWN, Guyana _ Guyana’s government has fired its head tax collector, accusing him of releasing confidential taxpayer information, falsifying pension plan documents and maintaining a fleet […]
January 22, 2016

US police to probe officer who shot naked, unarmed black man

DECATUR, Georgia _ Police said Friday they will investigate a white Atlanta-area officer who shot a naked, unarmed, mentally ill black veteran and has been indicted […]
January 19, 2016

Calls for boycott over diversity throw Oscars into turmoil

By Jake Coyle THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ Growing calls for a boycott of the Academy Awards over the lack of diversity among this year’s […]
January 19, 2016

Guyana closes state owned sugar factory as industry declines

GEORGETOWN, Guyana _ A state-owned sugar factory in Guyana that had operated at a loss for years has been ordered shut down as the government seeks […]
January 19, 2016

Several election offices attacked in Haiti as runoff nears

By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ Stone-throwing demonstrators on Monday smashed car windows and set at least two vehicles ablaze in Haiti’s capital, […]
January 19, 2016

Jamaica advises women to delay pregnancy due to Zika virus

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Jamaica’s health minister is advising women to delay plans to become pregnant for the next six to 12 months due to the mosquito-borne […]