: 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

WHO chief 'rethinking' Robert Mugabe's appointment
Proposals to make Zimbabwe's leader a World Health Organisation goodwill envoy spark an outcry. | 10/22/17 12:02 AM
Ivory Coast's hair sculptor Laetitia Ky
Laetitia Ky uses coat hangers, wires and pins to make "hair sculptures" for her Instagram fans. | 10/21/17 11:33 PM
Niger: At least 12 police killed as militants storm base
Soldiers pursue the attackers, and are reported to have clashed with them near the border with Mali. | 10/21/17 3:24 PM
Mali beat Ghana to reach U-17 World Cup semi-final
Mali are through to the semi-finals of the Under-17 World Cup in India after a 2-1 victory over Ghana amidst heavy rain in their quarter-final on Saturday. | 10/21/17 2:03 PM
Waldrum to replace Omagbemi as Nigeria women's boss
American Randy Waldrum is appointed as the Technical Adviser of the Nigeria women's team, replacing Florence Omagbemi. | 10/21/17 11:00 AM
Militants kill Egyptian security forces in desert shoot out
The forces are reported to have been looking for the militants' hideout when they came under attack. | 10/21/17 12:21 AM
Mugabe named as goodwill ambassador by WHO
The World Health Organisation head praises Zimbabwe's public health policy, in a controversial move. | 10/20/17 9:51 PM
Mogadishu truck bombing death toll jumps to 358
More than 50 people are also still missing after last Saturday's huge truck bombing, officials say. | 10/20/17 8:47 PM

Caribbean Headlines

CRFM wants risk insurance for fisheries sector in the Caribbean

BELMOPAN, Belize – The Belize-based Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) Friday said the destruction by Hurricanes Irma and Maria underscores the need for regional countries to press forward with... | 10/20/17 8:00 PM
Justice push in sex cases

Speedy justice is on the cards for victims of sexual offences in Barbados and the rest of the Caribbean. The Model Guidelines For Sexual Offence Cases In The Caribbean Region, part of a CAN$19 million... | 10/18/17 4:06 AM
Major Lazer Brings Out Tory Lanez, Bad Bunny & More for Relief Is the Mission Caribbean Benefit Concert
The Caribbean is still scrambling to restore power and normalcy in the wake of this year's rash of powerful hurricanes, as Puerto Rico... | 10/17/17 8:04 PM
Bartlett to head global tourism recovery team
St George's, Grenada:Amid efforts to strategise the recovery of Caribbean tourism, a Global Caribbean Tourism Recovery Team (GCTRT) has been named, with Jamaica's Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett leading the charge.The group includes... | 10/16/17 5:00 AM
IMF projecting economic growth of 2.4 per cent for some Caribbean countries

WASHINGTON – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Friday said economic prospects for the Caribbean are generally improving and that growth in the tourism dependent economies in 2017-18 is projected to... | 10/14/17 11:00 AM
Caribbean Airlines appoints new chief executive officer

PORT OF SPAIN – The state-owned Caribbean Airlines (CAL) Tuesday announced the appointment of Garvin Medera as its new chief executive officer with immediate effect. “He is looking forward to leading... | 10/10/17 8:00 PM
Hull couple sailing to Caribbean to help hurricane victims
Globe-trotting couple Mark and Tracey Duckett, who quit their suburban lives in Hull, are now 'dodging hurricanes' and helping devastated victims in the Caribbean. | 10/10/17 5:10 PM
PAHO focuses on ‘quick delivery’ in wake of Caribbean hurricanes

WASHINGTON – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says it is focusing on quick delivery of expertise and supplies to Caribbean islands affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, with particular attention... | 10/8/17 12:00 PM