: 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

Keitany record at London Marathon
Mary Keitany breaks Paula Radcliffe's women's-only world record to win the London Marathon, while Daniel Wanjiru wins the men's race. | 4/23/17 11:12 AM
Kuki Gallmann shot and wounded at Kenya conservation park
Kuki Gallmann, author of I Dreamed of Africa, is flown to hospital after an ambush. | 4/23/17 10:54 AM
Megrahi family seeks Lockerbie appeal
Files relating to the conviction of the Lockerbie bomber will be handed to the case review commission. | 4/23/17 10:44 AM
Defense Secretary Mattis Arrives at Only US Base in Africa
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is in Djibouti, the tiny east African nation that’s home to the United States’ only military base on the continent. Mattis arrived Sunday at Camp Lemonnier before visiting the Djiboutian president and minister of defense. Officials say Camp Lemonnier is one of the most strategically important areas for the United States military due to its geographic location. The base is critical for U.S. exercises and operations on the continent, and U.S.... | 4/23/17 10:32 AM
Author, Conservationist Kuki Gallmann Wounded in Kenya
A Kenyan police official says novelist and conservationist Kuki Gallmann has been shot and injured at her ranch after herders invaded in search of pasture to save their animals from drought.   Ezekiel Chepkowny said Sunday that Gallmann was patrolling the ranch when she was attacked and shot in the stomach. Chepkowny says her driver also survived the attack and drove her to the airport in Laikipia, where she was airlifted to the capital, Nairobi, for further treatment. The... | 4/23/17 9:20 AM
Saudi Arabia Restores Perks for Military, Civil Servants
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman issued a royal decree Saturday restoring financial allowances for civil servants and military personnel that had been cut under austerity measures. “The royal order returns all allowances, financial benefits, and bonuses to civil servants and military staff,” said the decree, broadcast on state-run Ekhbariya TV. In September Saudi Arabia cut ministers’ salaries by 20 percent and scaled back financial perks for public sector employees in one of the energy-rich... | 4/23/17 8:01 AM
French Vote in Pivotal Presidential Election
Polls are open across France in an election that is one of the closest watched in decades, with 11 candidates, ranging from the extreme right to the extreme left, vying for the French presidency. Tight security is in place after a terrorist attack in Paris on Thursday, just days before the voting. About 50,000 police officers backed by 7,000 soldiers, including special forces, were deployed to the streets for security amid tensions following the attack claimed by the Islamist State... | 4/23/17 7:34 AM
Beyond Yellowstone: Lawmakers Want Tourists to See Native America
The Blackfeet Indian Reservation rolls across the plains just east of Glacier National Park. There’s a hotel and casino. There are gas stations, a few eateries and a museum about the culture and history of the people that have occupied the territory long before the arrival of the U.S. Cavalry and the hordes of modern-day visitors who roll into the nearby mountains. But despite its proximity to the national park, little of the money spent by tourists ends up in the business tills of... | 4/23/17 7:10 AM

Caribbean Headlines

World Bank says remittance growth only in Caribbean

WASHINGTON – Despite overall global decline, the World Bank says the only region to record growth in remittances in 2016, was Latin America and the Caribbean.  On Friday, the Washington-based financial... | 4/22/17 10:00 PM
Earth Day message from the Caribbean Tourism Organisation

AS THE WORLD to celebrate Earth Day today, the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) is pleased to declare its support for actions that make a difference. It is no secret that the very foundation of... | 4/22/17 11:00 AM
Five obstacles to a more productive Caribbean

CARIBBEAN ECONOMIES HAVE have hardly grown in the last 30 years. The last significant growth was in the 1980s when tourism and banana production expanded, but has since declined due to the loss of competitiveness... | 4/20/17 2:00 PM
Keira Knightley Returns in New ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ Trailer
The latest trailer for 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' is here, and in it Keira Knightley makes her return to the franchise. | 4/19/17 4:33 PM
‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5’: Prologue With ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’? International Trailer Spoils Big Surprise

The cross-pollination of the Disney empire will be in full effect, with a five-minute preview of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales possibly getting attached to screenings of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 when it opens in May. And while we’re here, let’s also watch the new international trailer, which reveals […]

The post ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5’: Prologue With ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’? International Trailer Spoils Big Surprise appeared first on /Film. | 4/19/17 3:05 PM
Keira Knightley Returns to Pirates of the Caribbean in New International Trailer for Dead Men Tell No Tales
Elizabeth has made her grand arrival. While she may have been missing from all previous trailers for the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Keira Knightley made a... | 4/19/17 1:08 PM
Keira Knightley Returns to 'The Pirates of the Caribbean' in New Trailer: Watch!
Keira Knightley returns as Elizabeth Swann in the new 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' trailer — watch the video! | 4/19/17 12:59 PM
Growth returns to Latin America and the Caribbean, says World Bank

WASHINGTON – The World Bank says that countries in the Caribbean and Latin America are now pursuing counter-cyclical fiscal policies, in that they spending more in bad times and saving in good times. ... | 4/19/17 11:00 AM