: 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

Pumza Fihlani: The politician who showers every three days
South Africa's Helen Zille made the shock revelation, arguing greasy hair is now a status symbol. | 9/22/17 10:32 AM
Sierra Leone Football Association bans 19 officials for life
Two officials banned for life by the Sierra Leone Football Association for violating its statutes and those of Fifa say they do not recognise the sanction. | 9/22/17 10:09 AM
Ghanaian striker banned for reaction to 'racist' abuse
Ghana's Bernard Tekpetey is banned for two matches after being sent off for his reaction to alleged racist insults during an Austrian Cup tie. | 9/22/17 9:20 AM
Africa's week in pictures: 15 - 21 September 2017
A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans this week. | 9/22/17 8:51 AM
Migrant crisis: Dozens feared drowned off Libya coast
At least 50 people are feared drowned after a dinghy reportedly ran out of fuel off the Libyan coast. | 9/21/17 10:08 PM
Tammy Abraham: Striker commits to England amidst reports of Nigeria switch
Striker Tammy Abraham wants to have an international career with England despite reports of interest from Nigeria. | 9/21/17 7:10 PM
Kenya election: Poll body delays re-run by nine days
The election commission says it needs more time for reforms after the first vote was voided. | 9/21/17 5:19 PM
Ancient DNA sheds light on African history
DNA from ancient remains is used to reconstruct thousands of years of population history in Africa. | 9/21/17 4:08 PM

Caribbean Headlines

Hurricane Maria churns toward Turks and Caicos
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Hurricane Maria barreled toward the Turks and Caicos on Friday after lashing Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands with winds and rain that destroyed homes, flooded streets, devastated economies and left at least 32 people dead. Maria is the second major hurricane to hit the Caribbean this month and the... | 9/22/17 10:11 AM
Hurricane Maria devastates Puerto Rico, kills at least 32 in Caribbean
The second major hurricane to rage through the Caribbean this month, Maria has killed at least 32 people and devastated several small islands. | 9/22/17 4:46 AM
Hurricane Maria: British territory braced for onslaught
There are fears the latest hurricane to hit the Caribbean could devastate Turks and Caicos. | 9/21/17 8:52 AM
Harris takes over as head of CFU

RANDY HARRIS may be short in stature but he’s standing tall in Caribbean football. The president of the Barbados Football Association was this week elevated to the top position of the Caribbean Football... | 9/21/17 4:06 AM
Lush Caribbean islands turn brown after Hurricane Irma
Before Hurricane Irma hit Florida, it tore through the Caribbean, leaving islands — once lush and beautiful — brown and denuded. The Category 5 storm, one of the strongest ever recorded in the Atlantic, wreaked so much havoc on the natural greenery that the damage is visible from space. Dramatic images, captured by the Operational Land... | 9/20/17 7:40 PM
Hurricane Maria slams the Caribbean
Hurricane Maria floods the streets of Pointe-a-Pitre, on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe. | 9/19/17 7:07 PM
Fifa: Caribbean football chief Gordon Derrick banned for six years
Caribbean Football Union president Gordon Derrick is banned from football for six years by Fifa. | 9/19/17 6:02 PM
Hurricane Irma's Wake: Caribbean's Scars Will Likely Last Years
The Caribbean is still reeling after Hurricane Irma, and now the region is being pummeled by Hurricane Maria. How will this part of the world recover? | 9/19/17 7:14 AM