: 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

Hugh Masekela: South Africa's 'Father of Jazz'
The legendary musician, who has died age 78, will be remembered as much for his activism as his songs. | 1/23/18 12:08 PM
Algeria's Taider moves from Bologna to MLS side Montreal
Algerian star Saphir Taider swaps Italy for Canada as he joins MLS side Montreal Impact in a three-year deal. | 1/23/18 10:55 AM
Family end three-month airport stay
Four Zimbabwean adults and four children refused to return home but could not re-enter Thailand. | 1/23/18 10:02 AM
UN flag no longer offers 'natural protection' to peacekeepers
The organisation's flag and blue helmets no longer offer "natural protection", a new report says. | 1/23/18 9:57 AM
Jazz legend Hugh Masekela dies
The South African musician died aged 78 after a "courageous battle with cancer", his family say. | 1/23/18 9:20 AM
Why some Sudanese back lecturer who beat students
What a video of a male lecturer assaulting his students says about the state of women's rights in the country. | 1/23/18 12:35 AM
Kenya's 'backpack midwife' bringing healthcare for all
For many people in remote regions access to healthcare is limited, so tech is coming to their aid. | 1/23/18 12:11 AM
CHAN 2018: Zambia top Group B despite draw with Namibia
Zambia draw with Namibia to top Group B at the African Nations Championship, as Uganda against Ivory Coast ends goalless. | 1/22/18 11:31 PM

Caribbean Headlines

Why Chelsea White finds the Caribbean picture perfect
The Beaches family resort on the Turks and Caicos islands promises a lot of fun activities for children. Chelsea White took her youngsters Harlen and Harlow to test out the Caribbean hotel. | 1/22/18 8:53 AM
US Navy ‘shadowing’ Russian spy ship in Caribbean

WASHINGTON – United States Department of Defense officials say Russia has dispatched an intelligence gathering ship to the Caribbean Sea that is being closely monitored by the Pentagon.  The spy ship,... | 1/20/18 6:30 PM
CCRIF disbursed over US$100 million during ten year period

The Director of Projects at the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Daniel Best says between 2007 and September 2017, Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) disbursed approximately US$119... | 1/14/18 9:00 PM
CARICOM condemns Trump’s language

The following is a statement by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on comment made by the President of the United States of America. The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is deeply disturbed by reports... | 1/13/18 8:10 PM
Trump’s reported reference to Haiti has injured relations with US ? says Caribbean diplomat

ST JOHN’S – A senior Caribbean diplomat has criticised US President Donald Trump over his alleged remarks regard Haitian nationals residing in the United States. However, Trump, has denied making disparaging... | 1/13/18 1:30 PM
Venezuela: 4 dead, 28 missing as boat sinks in Caribbean
Four people have been confirmed dead and another 28 missing after a boat filled with people leaving the troubled South American nation sank in Caribbean waters, Venezuelan authorities said Thursday. | 1/11/18 4:46 PM
'Urgent need for early warning systems in the Caribbean'
The urgent need for early warning systems is the most poignant lesson for Ronald Jackson, head of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Manage-ment Agency, following warnings of possible tsunami surges throughout the region.Jamaica had been monitoring... | 1/11/18 5:00 AM
Massive earthquake jolts Caribbean

TEGUCIGALPA  –  A 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck the Caribbean region between the coast of Honduras and the Cayman Islands late Tuesday – one of the strongest quakes to hit the region in recent times.... | 1/10/18 2:48 PM