: 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

Africa:59 Million Children Stunted, 10 Million Overweight in Africa - WHO
[Vanguard] The World Health Organisation (WHO) says no fewer than 59 million children in Africa are stunted while another 10 million are overweight. | 4/21/18 10:09 AM
Prince Charles to be next Commonwealth head
Commonwealth leaders agree that the Prince of Wales will be the next head of the organisation. | 4/20/18 5:47 PM
How one woman was shunned for having cancer but found a 'new family'
This Kenyan woman was rejected by friends and family after being diagnosed with cervical cancer. | 4/20/18 4:27 PM
Liberia warlord 'Jungle Jabbah' jailed for 30 years in the US
One witness told the US court how he had ordered the heart of a captive to be cooked for his fighters. | 4/20/18 4:24 PM
Zimbabwe parliament summons Robert Mugabe over diamond theft claim
A parliamentary committee aims to establish the extent of diamond plundering in Zimbabwe. | 4/20/18 3:15 PM
Algerian woman denied French citizenship over handshake
An Algerian woman is denied citizenship for refusing to shake the hand of an official. | 4/20/18 12:28 PM
Fifa fines the Lao Football Federation after a BBC story
Fifa imposes a fine on the Lao Football Federation for trafficking African youngsters with the help of information supplied by BBC Sport. | 4/20/18 11:44 AM
Commonwealth summit: The countries where it is illegal to be gay
Many Commonwealth countries have laws in place that criminalise homosexuality. | 4/20/18 11:43 AM

Caribbean Headlines

May Apologizes to Caribbeans Living in Britain for Decades
The British government’s strict immigration rules are threatening its longtime “Windrush” Caribbean Commonwealth citizens. | 4/17/18 6:25 PM
British PM apologises to Caribbean countries

LONDON – Prime Minister Theresa May Tuesday publicly apologised to Caribbean countries as she met with Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders to discuss the situation of pre-1971 Caribbean undocumented... | 4/17/18 3:30 PM
CARICOM leaders hold wide-ranging discussions with US Vice President

LIMA, Peru – Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence, says his country remains interested in the Caribbean and Latin America. Pence made the disclosure as he met with leaders from the Caribbean... | 4/16/18 2:00 PM
Caribbean mayors see Kingston as pacesetter after 145 years
After three days of discourse, participants in the first Caribbean Conference of Mayors, held at the University of the West Indies, Mona Regional Headquarters, have agreed in principle on a template for strengthening local governance at the regional... | 4/13/18 5:00 AM
Brexit worry for Caribbean

Trade and access to the European Union Development Fund after Britain exits the European Union are top concerns for the Caribbean. They are the two issues that British High Commissioner Janet Douglas... | 4/13/18 2:55 AM
Port-of-Spain mayor backs regional integration - Jamaica and Trinidad must take lead
English-speaking Caribbean peoples share more than cricket and an ideal geographic space, says Mayor of Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, Joel Martinez, who has urged that the shared history be used to push for full regional integration through the Caribbean... | 4/12/18 5:00 AM
Michael Caine joins his wife in Caribbean as he uses walking frame
The wintry weather from the Beast Of The East couldn't keep Michael Caine, 85, from enjoying the warmer climes in the Caribbean on Thursday. | 4/7/18 1:13 PM
CDB to fund programme to increase social resilience to natural disasters

The Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) says it will fund a programme to enhance capacity for mental health and psychosocial support in disaster management in the Caribbean. “Despite the... | 3/24/18 10:00 PM