: 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

Caf Champions League groups are ready after draw in Cairo
Holders Wydad Casablanca of Morocco pull debutants AS Port of Togo in the Confederation of African Football's Champions League draws. | 3/21/18 8:00 PM
Toure pulls out of Ivory Coast return due to 'family reasons'
Yaya Toure says he pulled out of the Ivory Coast squad for their forthcoming friendly matches against Togo and Moldova due to 'family reasons'. | 3/21/18 6:19 PM
Africa agrees deal for Continental Free Trade Area
It is hoped the deal could boost industry and make more than a billion people more prosperous. | 3/21/18 4:18 PM
Human Rights Watch: Libya 'incapable' of holding elections
Human Rights Watch worries that voters, candidates and political parties risk 'coercion'. | 3/21/18 2:35 PM
South Africa scrum-half Hougaard extends Worcester deal
Worcester Warriors' South Africa international scrum-half Francois Hougaard signs a new three-year deal. | 3/21/18 1:52 PM
CAR's coach Raoul Savoy says football is 'unifying the country'
Central African Republic's coach Raoul Savoy says football is unifying the country as they look to recover from ongoing religious conflict. | 3/21/18 1:11 PM
Kidnapped Dapchi schoolgirls freed in Nigeria
No ransom was paid for the 76 out of 110 girls who were brought home to Dapchi, the government says. | 3/21/18 11:58 AM
Africa:Tillerson Didn't Do Much for Africa. Pompeo Could Well Be Worse
[African Arguments] An enhanced America First security-first approach under Pompeo will not be good for Africa. | 3/21/18 11:25 AM

Caribbean Headlines

MSMEs stand to benefit from direct assistance grant scheme

Minister of Industry, Donville Inniss, is satisfied that micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) stand to benefit from the Caribbean Export Development Agency’s (Caribbean Export) new look Direct Assistance... | 3/20/18 12:00 AM
Review: In ‘Dear Dictator,’ a Despot Does Housework
Michael Caine plays an ousted Caribbean general who lands in an American suburb. Katie Holmes also stars. | 3/15/18 1:28 PM
Seismic center: Caribbean undersea volcano may soon erupt
A Caribbean seismic research center says an underwater volcano just north of Grenada may be about to erupt but does not pose a tsunami threat to the region. | 3/13/18 10:02 PM
Outgoing CCJ President believes institution can make positive changes to Caribbean social order

PORT OF SPAIN – The outgoing President of the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Sir Dennis Byron says the court, which was established in 2001, to replace the London-based Privy Council... | 3/10/18 6:00 PM
Phase Two of Caribbean resources conservation programme launched
Renewed collaboration between the International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and The University of the West Indies (UWI) is seen as important for the effective management and good governance of protected areas in the Caribbean region,... | 3/10/18 5:00 AM
Hurricane Irma: MPs say UK's response 'lacked structure'
The lack of an international relief strategy for devastated Caribbean islands was regrettable, MPs say. | 3/7/18 2:18 AM
Caribbean Development Bank and FAO sign crucial agreement
Western Bureau:A cooperation agreement was signed by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) on yesterday's first day of the 35th Session of the FAO Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean... | 3/6/18 5:00 AM
Caribbean countries receive millions in climate fund funding

SONGDO, Republic of Korea – Several Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries are to benefit from projects valued at US$1.09 billion approved at the first Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board meeting that ended... | 3/3/18 2:00 PM