: 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

Zuma corruption claims: South Africa state capture inquiry opens
The public inquiry is looking into whether the wealthy Gupta family influenced political decisions. | 8/20/18 10:22 AM
Nigeria unrest: Deadly attack on village in Borno state
Suspected Islamist militants launch a raid in Borno state, leaving several villagers dead. | 8/20/18 4:29 AM
Coptic monks charged with bishop's murder in Egypt
Two Coptic Christian monks will stand trial in Egypt after a bishop was found bludgeoned to death. | 8/19/18 8:06 PM
EgyptAir hijack: Cyprus extradites suspect Seif al-Din Mustafa
An Egyptian man who diverted a plane to Cyprus is sent home after a two-year extradition battle. | 8/19/18 2:12 PM
Nigeria's favourite leader won't become president - yet
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo is being praised for his leadership skills but he is unlikely to be president any time soon. | 8/18/18 11:38 PM
Kenya’s one-man band - Krackwhizz
Kenyan Joshua Kamau, also known as Krackwhizz, is a one-man band. | 8/18/18 11:13 PM
Kofi Annan death: World leaders honour former UN chief
Leaders honour Kofi Annan, the first black African to become UN secretary-general, who died aged 80. | 8/18/18 5:35 PM
Ancient Egypt: Cheese discovered in 3,200-year-old tomb
A new study says a substance found in broken jars by archaeologists is 3,200-year-old cheese. | 8/18/18 1:46 PM

Caribbean Headlines

Caribbean think-tank conducts poll on whether Trump should pardon Marcus Garvey

WASHINGTON  – The Washington, D.C.-based Institute for Caribbean Studies (ICS) has resurrected the notion of a presidential pardon for Jamaica’s first national hero, Marcus Mosiah Garvey. The think-tank... | 8/19/18 10:00 PM
Foundation students unable to access CXC results

Frustrations are currently growing at the Christ Church Foundation School where students remain in the dark on their Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC)... | 8/17/18 4:47 PM
Scratch CSEC – Education Ministry rallies to rename CSEC subjects as minimum standards for entry-level jobs
Education Minister Ruel Reid has made it clear that he would be making a strident push to shake up the educational system that he believes is over reliant on the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) from the Caribbean Examination Council... | 8/17/18 5:17 AM
Do your jobs without fear or pressure - GG
Sir Patrick Allen, governor general of Jamaica, has urged auditors general in the Caribbean to do their best to ensure that their jobs are done without fear or pressure.Giving the keynote address at the Caribbean Organisation of Supreme Audit... | 8/16/18 5:00 AM
Caribbean foods on display at Paris exhibition

At least 12 producers from six Caribbean countries will exhibit their goods at the five-day Salon International de l’alimentation (SIAL) trade fair that opens in Paris on October 21. The Barbados-based... | 8/14/18 5:00 PM
10 Travel Writers, 10 Favorite Hotels
From an English country inn to a Caribbean beach resort, places our correspondents love to stay (you will like them too). | 8/13/18 9:00 AM
Moss Side shooting: Two children among 10 injured
The shooting took place in Manchester's Moss Side at a street party after Caribbean Carnival events. | 8/12/18 11:06 AM
Jimmy October takes it back to the islands in “Remember The Days”
The Trinidad-based artist links vintage Caribbean vibes with slick Pop&B. | 8/11/18 3:44 PM