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 […]
May 26, 2015

Nigerian govt paying $800 million to oil suppliers to end fuel crisis crippling economy

By Michelle Faul THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LAGOS, Nigeria _ Nigeria’s outgoing government has agreed to pay a debt of $800 million to resolve a months-long fuel […]
May 25, 2015

South African wildlife veterinarians treat wounded rhino whose horns were cut off by poachers

By Christopher Torchia THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JOHANNESBURG _ The rhino’s rescuers gave her a name: Hope. Poachers in South Africa had darted the rhino with a […]
May 25, 2015

Ex president of Guyana charged with inciting racial hatred ahead of national elections

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP)_ A former president of Guyana has been released on bail after being charged with inciting racial hatred. Bharrat Jagdeo was not required to […]
May 25, 2015

Powerful Cannes film ‘Mediterranea’ humanizes struggle of would be migrants braving the sea

By Thomas Adamson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CANNES, France _ It may be the most topical film at Cannes _ but “Mediterranea” _ a searing account of […]
May 25, 2015

Suriname president bets general elections will keep his party in power for another 5 years

PARAMARIBO, Suriname _ Suriname’s President Desi Bouterse is betting that Monday general elections to choose the South American country’s next Parliament will keep him and his […]
May 22, 2015

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul reaches out to blacks in his new book, says GOP willing to change

By Steve Peoples THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul reaches out in his most direct way yet to African-Americans in a new […]