: 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

South Africa's ANC party to vote for new leader
South Africa's governing party will vote to decide who will lead it after President Jacob Zuma. | 12/17/17 4:52 AM
Nigeria defender Gbenga Arokoyo hopes to revive MLS career
Nigeria defender Gbenga Arokoyo hopes to get his career back on track at MLS club Atlanta United after returning from a long injury layoff. | 12/16/17 1:53 PM
Jacob Zuma and the ANC: Are South Africa's dreams of freedom dead?
One of the most important elections in South Africa’s modern history takes place this weekend, with the pick of the new ANC leader. | 12/16/17 10:36 AM
ANC gathers to choose leader to replace Jacob Zuma
A conference will pick a new party leader to succeed South African President Jacob Zuma. | 12/16/17 8:33 AM
Why 2018's big food trend could come from West Africa
West African food is tipped by chefs and experts to be big in 2018. | 12/16/17 12:49 AM
Nigerian law graduate denied call to bar for wearing hijab
Amasa Firdaus was refused entry in Nigeria after insisting on wearing a headscarf under her wig. | 12/15/17 7:51 PM
Zanzibar beat Cecafa Cup holders Uganda to reach final
Zanzibar beat Cecafa Challenge Cup holders Uganda to earn a place against hosts Kenya in the final of the East and Central African football Championship | 12/15/17 6:30 PM
Ethiopia 'Red Terror' aide Alemu jailed for war crimes
Dutch judges give Eshetu Alemu a life term for his role in the "Red Terror" purges of the 1970s. | 12/15/17 3:51 PM

Caribbean Headlines

WTO talks collapse, Caribbean disappointed

BUENOS AIRES – Caribbean countries have expressed disappointment at the collapse of talks towards a final outcome document at the 11th Ministerial Conference (MC11) of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).... | 12/15/17 6:00 PM
Caribbean leaders launch plan to make region a climate-smart zone, with IDB support

PARIS – The Inter-American Development Bank Group (IDB Group) announced its support for the newly formed Caribbean Climate-Smart Coalition, a public-private initiative aimed at funding an $8 billion investment... | 12/13/17 7:40 PM
Caribbean countries urged to re-think tourism strategy to improve competitiveness

KINGSTON – A senior official of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) says the Caribbean must take a more inclusive and environmentally sustainable approach to improve competitiveness in the tourism... | 12/13/17 1:00 PM
Barbados joins other Caribbean islands in signing ILO initiative regarding child labour

BRIDGETOWN – The International Labour Organization (ILO) says Barbados has become the ninth Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country to join the Regional Initiative, Latin America and the Caribbean Free of... | 12/11/17 6:30 PM
Hallyday returns to cherished Caribbean island for burial
The body of French rocker Johnny Hallyday was greeted by mournful fans late Sunday on the Caribbean island of St Barts, the paradise bolthole where the millionaire singer owned a cherished home and asked to be buried. | 12/11/17 12:08 PM
Pan Caribbean to start sugar production this week
Western Bureau:Following a slight delay, the Pan Caribbean Sugar Company (PCSC) will get its 2017-2018 crop year at the Frome Sugar Factory going tomorrow, three weeks later than previously announced."We had to delay because of the weather ... .... | 12/11/17 5:00 AM
Royal Princess cruise showcases the Caribbean at its best
The Royal Princess is one of the largest cruise ships in the world. Nina Myskow joined the liner in search of the best rum in the Caribbean and thinks she may have found it... in Grenada. | 12/9/17 10:02 PM
This incredible Caribbean island is for sale - but you won't need to spend any money
There is a catch though | 12/6/17 11:20 AM