May 6, 2015

South Africa: Separate protests block tourist spot near Mandela’s old home, disrupt Cape Town

JOHANNESBURG (AP) _ Protesters in South Africa have blocked off the road leading to the Soweto home of the late Nelson Mandela, in a demonstration against electricity […]
May 6, 2015

East African Community ministers travel to Burundi to help end turmoil

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) _ A Kenyan official says ministers from the East African Community have travelled to Burundi to help seek a solution for the political unrest […]
May 6, 2015

Striking Zimbabwean nurses call $3 wage for weeklong night shift a ‘mockery;’ demand more pay

By Farai Mutsaka THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HARARE, Zimbabwe _ Nurses in Zimbabwe are refusing to work the night shift in the southern African nation’s public hospitals […]
May 6, 2015

US Navy ship brings free medical care to Jamaica as part of regional goodwill mission

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ (AP)  U.S. Navy hospital ship is bringing state-of-the-art medical care to Jamaica as part of this year’s goodwill mission in the Caribbean and Latin […]
May 6, 2015


LAS VEGAS (AP) _ The man who accused Chris Brown of hitting him on Monday dropped his claim on Tuesday. Las Vegas police say the unidentified […]
May 5, 2015

US trial of man charged in Jamaican lottery scam winds down; jury begins deliberating

BISMARCK, N.D. _ A federal jury in North Dakota is deciding the fate of a man accused in a Jamaican lottery scam that authorities say cost […]
May 5, 2015

Armed groups in Central African Republic agree to free child soldiers, stop recruitment

By Hippolyte Marboua THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Armed groups in Central African Republic have agreed to release any children they are holding and not to recruit child […]
May 5, 2015

Dominican officials arrest 13 suspected of causing forest fires

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic _ Authorities in the Dominican Republic have arrested 13 people suspected of causing several forest fires across the Caribbean country. Environment Minister […]
May 5, 2015

Puerto Rico rejects smoking marijuana for medicinal purposes but will allow other methods

By Danica Coto THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico _ Smoking marijuana for medicinal purposes will not be allowed in Puerto Rico, but cannabis derivatives […]
May 4, 2015

Family: Teens still in critical condition 6 weeks after Caribbean resort pesticide poisoning

By Michael Rubinkam THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Two Delaware teenagers sickened by a banned pesticide that was sprayed at the Caribbean resort where they were staying are […]
May 1, 2015

More cases of child sex abuse in Central African Republic by soldiers ‘horribly possible’

The United Nations says “it is possible, it’s horribly possible” that more allegations of sexual abuse of children by French and other soldiers in Central African […]
May 1, 2015

Obama to make his final ‘Late Show’ appearance Monday before Letterman retires

  WASHINGTON (AP) _ Barack Obama is stopping by the “Late Show” one last time as David Letterman gets ready to retire. The appearance Monday will […]