: News from Africa and the Caribbean

Daily news headlines from Africa and the Caribbean aggregated from various news sources worldwide, and organized by countries and topics.

African Headlines

Money makers
Journalist Didi Akinyelure looks at a fresh crop of young, enterprising men and women who have more reason than most to celebrate Nigeria's 56th year of independence. | 9/30/16 11:11 PM
'Trust me, I'm a Soweto tattoo artist'
South African tattoo artist Sibusiso Nkabinde talks about the challenges he faced setting up his studio in Soweto. | 9/30/16 11:09 PM
Africa's top shots: 23-29 September 2016
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week. | 9/30/16 8:17 PM
Hedge fund Och-Ziff to pay $412m in Africa bribery case
US hedge fund Och-Ziff agrees a $412m fine to settle charges over bribery in its dealings in Africa, in the first ruling of its kind. | 9/30/16 8:07 PM
Cause of US sisters' Seychelles deaths remains a mystery
Two US sisters found dead while on holiday in the Seychelles died of excess fluid in their lungs, according to police on the Indian Ocean island. | 9/30/16 7:33 PM
Libya: More than 100 families at risk of starvation in Benghazi
More than 100 families trapped in a Benghazi neighbourhood in Libya are at risk of starving to death, Amnesty International has said. | 9/30/16 4:46 PM
Caf sets three-term limit on presidency
The Confederation of African Football president will be limited to a maximum of three terms in office from next year's election in March 2017. | 9/30/16 4:02 PM
Zimbabwe's import ban fuels smugglers
Import restrictions in Zimbabwe have seen traders resort to smuggling in goods over the border. | 9/30/16 1:29 PM

Caribbean Headlines

Powerful Hurricane Matthew on Caribbean track toward Jamaica
Hurricane Matthew grew into a powerful Category 4 storm on Friday as it crossed the Caribbean Sea on a course that could have it pounding Jamaica within days. | 10/1/16 1:17 PM
Boxing Call

THE CARIBBEAN DEVELOPMENT CHAMPIONSHIPS are a good start. But regional boxing needs even more tournaments. Barbados Boxing Association vice president Richard Atwell has pinned the Caribbean’s struggles... | 9/30/16 4:06 AM
Matthew grows to hurricane strength in Caribbean
Forecasters in Miami say Matthew has strengthened into a hurricane as the storm continues its westward trek across the eastern Caribbean. | 9/29/16 6:29 PM
Tropical Storm Matthew lashes islands of eastern Caribbean

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AP) — Tropical Storm Matthew lashed islands in the eastern Caribbean with heavy wind and rain Wednesday as it gained strength and headed west. | 9/28/16 9:44 PM
Tropical Storm Matthew forms in eastern Caribbean
Tropical Storm Matthew formed Wednesday in the eastern Caribbean and lashed several islands with heavy wind and rain. | 9/28/16 4:15 PM
October deadline for Penwood results
Some of the 40 Penwood High students affected by the school-based assessment (SBA) saga say they are very happy that the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) has given a firm deadline on when they could get results in six Caribbean Secondary... | 9/28/16 5:00 AM
SOCIAL SCENE: Tourism delegates enjoy 20th CTO conference

Tourism interests from across the Caribbean were well represented when the Caribbean Tourism Organization hosted its 20th State of the Industry Conference in Barbados. With the impressive Barbados... | 9/25/16 2:30 PM
Bites: On St. Croix, a Restaurant Twists Caribbean Classics
Balter, which has a polished charm, artfully adapts comfort food from its native island. | 9/23/16 10:00 AM