: 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

Somalia Mogadishu car bomb: At least 34 people killed
Witnesses say the bomb went off in a part of the city popular with soldiers, civilians and traders. | 2/19/17 8:24 PM
Drought battle
Kenyan herders are giving their own food to animals to keep them alive during the severe drought. | 2/19/17 1:27 AM
Mamelodi Sundowns beat TP Mazembe to win the African Super Cup
South Africa's Mamelodi Sundowns totally dominate DR Congo's TP Mazembe to win the African Super Cup in Pretoria, with a late penalty settling the contest. | 2/18/17 8:01 PM
Dutch populist Geert Wilders talks of Moroccan 'scum'
Geert Wilders heads polls ahead of the 15 March election, but his lead is narrowing. | 2/18/17 2:47 PM
Caf say Hayatou has support of President Zuma despite Cosafa stance
Caf announce that South Africa's President, Jacob Zuma, is supporting Issa Hayatou for another term as head of African football, despite Cosafa backing his rival. | 2/18/17 2:28 PM
Fifa head Infantino to visit Zimbabwe on 24 February
Fifa President Gianni Infantino will be in Zimbabwe at the same time as a regional meeting which has drawn criticism from the Confederation of African Football (Caf). | 2/18/17 12:02 PM
The Gambia: Crowds swell for President Barrow inauguration
Thousands of people gather in a Gambian stadium to witness President Adama Barrow's inauguration. | 2/18/17 11:31 AM
South Africa's amputee homeless artist
Chuma Somdaka, a disabled artist living in a South African park, gets her own exhibition. | 2/18/17 12:52 AM

Caribbean Headlines

Cruise news - Royal Caribbean seizes the day with a hat-trick of Wave Award wins
Triple triumph for Royal Caribbean at annual Wave Awards with gongs for best new ship launch, best family cruise line and overall title of best ocean cruise line | 2/18/17 7:00 AM
Royal Caribbean cruise ship departs Florida after day delay
PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A Royal Caribbean cruise ship set sail from Florida on Tuesday, a day later than scheduled because of problems with life jackets. | 2/15/17 12:04 AM
Royal Caribbean cruise stuck at Florida port overnight
Passengers on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship who were expecting to be on their way to the Bahamas instead spent the night stuck at a port in central Florida due to safety issues found on the ship. | 2/14/17 8:33 PM
To-do list for tourism

A REGIONAL OFFICIAL has compiled a lengthy to-do list as part of efforts to ensure Caribbean tourism improves this year. In a 2016 Year In Review report, Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA)... | 2/11/17 2:00 PM
CTO: Caribbean tourism arrivals hit all-time high

BRIDGETOWN – Caribbean tourism broke new ground in 2016, surpassing 29 million arrivals for the first time ever, and once again growing faster than the global average. “Despite political, security... | 2/9/17 7:27 PM
Caribbean sets record with more than 29 million visitors
Caribbean tourism officials say the region received a record number of visitors last year as arrivals topped 29 million. | 2/9/17 4:47 PM
Sequel Bits: ‘Pirates of the Caribbean,’ ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising,’ ‘The Predator,’ ‘Strangers 2,’ ‘Avatar’

In this edition of Sequel Bits: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales reveals a new poster. Check out new photos from the set of Pacific Rim: Uprising. The sequel to The Strangers will film this summer. Hotel Transylvania 3 will open sooner than expected. No, Connor McGregor is not starring in The […]

The post Sequel Bits: ‘Pirates of the Caribbean,’ ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising,’ ‘The Predator,’ ‘Strangers 2,’ ‘Avatar’ appeared first on /Film. | 2/7/17 10:00 PM
Chilling in the Caribbean
As Barack Obama enjoys a five-star Caribbean break, how did past presidents unwind from the big job? | 2/7/17 6:35 PM