: 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 to withdraw from war crimes court
South Africa formally begins the process of withdrawing from the International Criminal Court, saying it did not want to help achieve "regime change". | 10/21/16 10:37 AM
Can Visa grab some of Kenya's mobile money?
The world’s leading payment network Visa is launching its own mobile money platform in Kenya to compete with the successful M-Pesa service. | 10/21/16 10:21 AM
African Champions League: Sundowns on brink of fairytale victory
Mamelodi Sundowns take a 3-0 lead into the Champions League final second leg against Zamalek and are on the verge of a shock success. | 10/21/16 10:17 AM
First contest for Mr and Miss Albino held in Kenya
Youngsters with albinism are stepping into the limelight, hoping to be named Kenya's first Mr and Miss Albino. | 10/21/16 8:34 AM
Women belong everywhere
In our series of letters from African journalists, Ghanaian writer Elizabeth Ohene reflects on Muhammadu Buhari's recent comments about his wife and offers her view of what Nigeria's president got wrong. | 10/21/16 12:03 AM
Behind the smile
The Gambia is known to tourists as "the smiling coast of West Africa", but this masks something more troubling, as Chris Simpson has been finding out. | 10/20/16 11:49 PM
Neil Tovey making impressive recovery after heart attack
Former South Africa captain Neil Tovey is impressing doctors with his progress as he recovers from a heart attack. | 10/20/16 1:42 PM
Onazi wants Fifa action over wages dispute with Lazio
Nigeria international Ogenyi Onazi asks Fifa to intervene in a row with his former club Lazio who he says owe him two months' salary. | 10/20/16 11:40 AM

Caribbean Headlines

The Getaway: Europe and the Caribbean: In Reach at Last
Thanks to cheap fuel and more competition, you just might be able to afford that trip to Europe or the Caribbean. | 10/20/16 10:00 AM
Caribbean gov'ts yet to fulfil financial commitments to Haiti - CDEMA head
Head of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) Ronald Jackson has revealed that some two weeks after Hurricane Matthew ravaged Haiti, Caribbean governments are yet to make good on their commitments to provide financial resources... | 10/20/16 5:00 AM
Regional delegates in Barbados for Infection Control conference

REPRESENTATIVES FROM 17 Caribbean countries are currently in Barbados to mark the first Caribbean Infection Control Week. Delegates from each country are at a one-day seminar at Radisson Aquatica where... | 10/18/16 7:03 PM
The Getaway: In the Zika Zone, Deals Amid Uncertainty
Enticing deals and traveler uncertainty follow the Zika outbreak in Florida, the Caribbean and Central America. | 10/13/16 10:00 AM
Royal Caribbean uses fuel cells to power cleaner cruise ships
It's not just ground-based transportation that could stand to benefit from clean-running fuel cells. Cruise ship operator Royal Caribbean has revealed that it's developing a new class of ship, the Icon, that will run on liquified natural gas fuel ce... | 10/12/16 1:05 AM
Couple sue Royal Caribbean after falling ill with food poisoning
Rachael and David Willcox, from Bristol, got a gastric illness from a meal on the Rhapsody of the Seas ship, run by Royal Caribbean. They have now instructed lawyers to investigate. | 10/11/16 10:50 PM
Three top CHIEF Awards for Barbados

BARBADOS HAS COPPED three top awards at the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Associations’ (CHTA) Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum (CHIEF) Awards held recently in Puerto Rico. The winners,... | 10/10/16 2:40 PM
Royal Caribbean family cruise around Norway with kids and fluorescent hula-hoops
Nick Enoch, his wife and three young children left behind the humdrum suburbia of north London for eight days and enjoyed life on Royal Caribbean's Serenade of the Seas. | 10/10/16 8:57 AM