: 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

North Korea Suspected of New Missile Launch, Possibly Ballistic
North Korea test fired what could have be another ballistic missile off its east coast early Monday. South Korea's Yonhap news agency, citing South Korean military officials, says the launch came near the coastal town of Wonsan. Japan's Kyodo news agency and the U.S. Pacific Command confirmed the launch. Neither Yonhap nor the South Korean military has firmly identified it as a missile. But Japan says whatever it was landed in Japanese territory, causing no damage. This... | 5/28/17 11:02 PM
Memorial Day - Remembrance, Honor Hailing Back to US Civil War
Since 1971, when the U.S. Congress declared Memorial Day a national federal holiday, Americans have spent the final Monday in May honoring all who died during military service throughout U.S. history. But it all began in 1865, just after the end of the Civil War, when a group of freed American slaves held what came to be seen as the first commemoration of the nation's war dead.   According to historical accounts, in an expression of gratitude to those who died... | 5/28/17 10:00 PM
'Biofortified’ Seeds Can Help Combat Malnutrition 
Scientists are helping to combat the world hunger crisis by breeding nutrient-packed crops that will fill stomachs and lessen the effects of malnutrition. It’s called biofortification. It sounds complicated, but the concept is simple: create smarter seeds that grow into more nutrient-dense staple crops than regular ones. Then distribute the seeds on a large scale to farmers in developing countries, so they can grow crops that are more nutritious. Seeds with more nutrients This is... | 5/28/17 9:30 PM
Swedish Satire Takes Top Prize at Cannes
The Swedish satire The Square has taken the top honors at the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival. The art world satire by Swedish writer-director Ruben Ostlund won the Palme d'Or in Cannes, France, Sunday. Dominic West, Elisabeth Moss and Claes Bang star in the movie.  Bang plays the curator of an art museum, who sets up "The Square,'' an installation inviting passers-by to acts of altruism. But after he reacts foolishly to the theft of his phone, the father of two... | 5/28/17 9:08 PM
Back From Major Trip, Trump Confronts Intensified Russia Probe
Back from his first foreign trip as president, Donald Trump confronts a Russia probe that has expanded into new areas of inquiry during his absence. VOA’s Michael Bowman reports a startling allegation is swirling around someone close to the president personally and politically: his son-in-law and top adviser, Jared Kushner. | 5/28/17 9:04 PM
Al-Shabab Stones Man to Death in Somalia
A 44-year-old man has been stoned to death by the al-Shabab militant group in Rama Addey town in southern Somalia's Bay region, reports say. The al-Shabab militant group on its official website said the man was convicted for adultery in Ufurow town, 60 kilometers west of Baidoa.  Al-Shabab said the relatives of the woman involved reported the case on May 20. In an audio posted on the website Sunday, an al-Shabab judge says the man identified as Dhayow Mohamed Hassan confessed... | 5/28/17 8:05 PM
Egypt Blocks Financial Newspaper Website, Widening Media Blackout
Egypt has blocked the website of one of its most prominent financial newspapers, the paper's owner said on Sunday, expanding a media blackout initiated last week to curb what authorities called support for terrorism and fake news. Egypt blocked access to a number of news websites including Al-Jazeera and Huffington Post Arabic on Wednesday after similar actions by its Gulf allies Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The censorship of Al-Boursa, a widely read financial... | 5/28/17 7:05 PM
8 Killed in Mississippi Shooting Rampage
A man was arrested Sunday for killing eight people in the southern U.S. state of Mississippi in a shooting rampage at three separate houses the night before. Willie Corey Godbolt, 35, was arrested after the deadly attacks, which allegedly began when he got into a dispute with his wife and in-laws. One of the victims was Deputy Sheriff William Durr, 36. "My pain wasn't designed for him. He was just there," Godbolt said of the deputy, speaking to local paper the... | 5/28/17 6:40 PM

Caribbean Headlines

Box office: 'Pirates of the Caribbean' hooks no. 1, 'Baywatch' belly flops | 5/28/17 11:04 PM
'Pirates of the Caribbean' sinks 'Baywatch' at box office

It was smooth sailing to the top spot at the box office for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, but the waters were choppier for the Dwayne Johnson comedy Baywatch. | 5/28/17 7:33 PM
Box Office: 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Hooks No. 1, 'Baywatch' Belly Flops
com) - Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" is sailing into first place at the domestic box office this weekend, but the story the numbers dictate is not one of swashbuckling heroics. | 5/28/17 3:55 PM
Sustainable tourism drive

  A NEW PARTNERSHIP has been initiated as part of efforts to enhance the Caribbean’s sustainable tourism effort. Last week, the Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO), and the Travel... | 5/27/17 1:00 PM
‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ – What Did You Think?

It’s been six years since the last sequel in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise arrived, and it wasn’t exactly a shining example of an entertaining high seas adventure. In fact, I couldn’t even tell you what happened in that movie. That’s how memorable On Stranger Tides was when it arrived around this same time […]

The post ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ – What Did You Think? appeared first on /Film. | 5/27/17 1:00 AM
‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ Credits Scene Explained

The fifth entry in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise hits theaters this weekend, and while it doesn’t look to be quite as successful as the previous entries in the adventure film series, it will still easily take the weekend with as much as $80 million projected for the extended Memorial Day weekend debut. There […]

The post ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ Credits Scene Explained appeared first on /Film. | 5/26/17 11:30 PM
‘Pirates Of The Caribbean:’ This Is What Young Elizabeth Looks Like 14 Years Later
Massive nostalgia moment right here! | 5/26/17 10:11 PM
Young Elizabeth from First "Pirates of the Caribbean" Movie Is All Grown Up
Remember Young Elizabeth Swann from the first "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie? This is what she looks like now. | 5/26/17 9:57 PM