: 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

Mary Rose crew was ethnically diverse, study finds
A study suggests members may have come from southern European coasts, Iberia, and North Africa. | 5/5/21 5:44 AM
Covid vaccine in South Africa: Behind the slow rollout
The country has Africa's worst mortality figures but its vaccination programme lags behind others. | 5/5/21 12:20 AM
Battle of wits: Antiguans revel in ancient board game
Warri is a board game popular in Antigua which traces its origins back to Africa. | 5/3/21 11:51 PM
British and Irish Lions 2021: Who could be the bolters to tour South Africa?
Left-field selections are something of a British and Irish Lions tradition - who could be a surprise pick for the 2021 tour of South Africa? | 5/3/21 7:23 PM
South Africa to ban lion breeding for cub petting
The controversial practice sees lions bred in captivity for hunting or for tourist attractions. | 5/2/21 7:29 PM
Ben Youngs rules himself out of British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa
England scrum-half Ben Youngs withdraws from contention for the British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa because of family reasons. | 5/1/21 10:49 PM
Africa's week in pictures: 23-29 April 2021
A selection of the week's best photos from across the continent and beyond. | 4/29/21 11:16 PM
Zulu queen dies a month after taking throne
The 65-year-old was appointed interim ruler of South Africa's Zulu nation in March. | 4/29/21 10:09 PM

Caribbean Headlines

Students poised to sit a range of exit and external examinations are set to return to school for face-to-face engagement, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced. The declaration covers the Primary Exit Profile (PEP), the Caribbean Secondary... | 5/5/21 5:35 AM
Bartlett smashes UK vaccine traffic lights
WESTERN BUREAU: Travel classifications on the basis of national COVID-19 vaccination take-up have been condemned as unfair and shocking by stakeholders in the tourism-dependent Caribbean. The objection comes in the wake of proposals in the United... | 5/3/21 5:18 AM
CXC distances itself from school ranking pressure
Although shying away from disclosing whether it would assess school-based assessment (SBA) submissions from Jamaica with a sterner measuring stick, the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) has tagged the practice of teachers making significant... | 5/2/21 5:20 AM
US supports Ja’s COVID vaccination efforts
Chargé d’Affaires at the United States Embassy in Kingston, John McIntyre, says he has advocated for Jamaica, and the Caribbean to receive supplies from the 60-million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine which the US Government will share with other... | 5/1/21 5:16 AM
US Coast Guard seizes US$94.6M worth of drugs in Caribbean Sea
PORTSMOUTH, United States (CMC) -- The United States Coast Guard said it had detained drug suspects and migrants, and seized a significant amount of drugs during patrols in the Caribbean Sea. The US Coast Guard said the Cutter Tampa returned... | 4/30/21 5:28 PM
Caribbean urged to brace for increased rainfall this wet season
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC - The Barbados-based Caribbean Climate Outlook Forum (CariCOF) says the transition into the wet season is forecast to increase rainfall amounts in the Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, Cuba and the Guianas. "By... | 4/30/21 3:29 PM
Guyana examining possibility of 'vaccine passport'
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC - Guyana Wednesday hinted at the possibility of introducing a "vaccine passport" as Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries continue to record deaths and new cases linked to the coronavirus (COVID-19)... | 4/29/21 4:45 PM
NCU student assists Manchester Infirmary
The Manchester Infirmary, located at Royal Flat, received well-needed supplies from university student Ramona Geohaghan, with support from the Mandeville Hotel. Geohaghan, who is a final-year communication student at the Northern Caribbean... | 4/29/21 10:02 AM