August 21, 2015

Rev. Jesse Jackson pays visit to WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange in London embassy

LONDON _ American civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson has visited WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange inside the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, where the Australian has been […]
August 21, 2015

Nelson Mandela’s grandson to apply for bail while in court over alleged rape of a teenage girl

JOHANNESBURG _ One of Nelson Mandela‘s grandsons has appeared in a South African court on charges of rape. A judge will decide on Friday whether Mbuso […]
August 20, 2015

Retired archbishop Desmond Tutu to spend longer than anticipated in a South African hospital

JOHANNESBURG AP) _ A South African foundation says Desmond Tutu will have to spend two more weeks in a hospital, after being hospitalized for the third time […]
August 20, 2015

Haiti disqualifies 2 more candidates for disruptions during elections, bringing total to 16

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti(AP) _ Haitian election authorities on Wednesday disqualified two more candidates for disruptions during legislative elections earlier this month, bringing the total of barred candidates […]
August 20, 2015

Frank Lumsden, leader of eastern Jamaican Maroon village of Charles Town, dies at 73

By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Frank Lumsden, a Jamaican who worked as a commodities trader in Chicago before returning to his homeland […]
August 19, 2015

Former governor of US Virgin Islands, ex finance director arrested on embezzlement charges

By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KINGSTON, Jamaica _ A former governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands and an ex-finance director in the U.S. Caribbean territory […]
August 19, 2015

World Jewish group sends Spain PM protest letter over cancellation of singer’s concert

MADRID _ The World Jewish Congress has written to Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy protesting the cancellation of a concert by the Jewish American singer Matisyahu […]
August 19, 2015

Telecom relaunches mobile money product in Haiti, where most people don’t have bank accounts

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ A mobile phone network provider has relaunched a money transfer system in Haiti designed to let people get easier access to cash through […]
August 19, 2015

Nelson Mandela’s grandson arrested for allegedly raping a teenager in South Africa

By Lynsey Chutel THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JOHANNESBURG _ A man identified as one of Nelson Mandela‘s grandsons has been arrested for allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl, […]
August 19, 2015

Jamaica to transform boyhood home of black nationalist leader Marcus Garvey into heritage site

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Jamaica’s culture minister says the government will refurbish the boyhood home of black nationalist leader Marcus Garvey and make it a heritage site. […]
August 18, 2015

Libya calls on fellow Arab countries to help arm its military to fight local IS affiliate

CAIRO _ Libya’s internationally recognized government on Tuesday urged fellow Arab countries to arm its military so it can face the expanding Islamic State affiliate in […]
August 18, 2015

Gabon’s president pledges his inheritance to the country’s youth; properties to the state

By Yves Laurent Goma THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LIBREVILLE, Gabon _ Gabon’s president pledged to give his inheritance to the country’s youth saying they are the heirs […]
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