: 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

'Save trees when roasting Eid sheep' in Niger
Authorities in Niger want Muslim celebrants to use coal instead of firewood at next week's festival. | 8/17/18 10:26 AM
Liberia call up Newcastle under-23 player Mohammed Sangare
Liberia call-up Newcastle United's under-23 player Mohammed Sangare for next month's Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against DR Congo. | 8/17/18 10:00 AM
Toulouse unveil former Cameroon captain Stephane Mbia
Former Cameroon captain Stephane Mbia returns to play in France as he is unveiled by Ligue 1 side Toulouse. | 8/17/18 8:55 AM
Nigeria knocked out of Women's Under-20 World Cup by Spain
Nigeria are eliminated from the Women's Under-20 World Cup after losing 2-1 to Spain in the quarter-finals in France. | 8/17/18 8:17 AM
Ghana government moves to avoid Fifa ban
The Ghana government agrees to stop a legal process to liquidate the country's football association in order to avoid a global ban by Fifa. | 8/17/18 7:56 AM
Africa's week in pictures: 10-16 August 2018
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week. | 8/16/18 11:15 PM
Arrested Ugandan Afrobeats MP 'severely beaten'
The 36-year-old musician turned politician has become a real thorn in the side of Uganda's long-time leader, Yoweri Museveni. | 8/16/18 2:34 PM
African Champions League: Wydad, Al Ahly aim to progress
Title-holders Wydad Casablanca and eight-time winners Al Ahly are among the teams who can advance to the last eight of the Champions League. | 8/16/18 2:26 PM

Caribbean Headlines

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
CXC job pain - Regional exam body pleads with employers to look beyond CSEC qualification for job seekers
The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) is pleading with employers to diversify their job requirements amid concerns from the top brass of the regional body that thousands are failing the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC)... | 8/11/18 5:59 AM
Dancing in the face of CPL loss, Shah Rukh Khan shimmies with Caribbean cheerleaders
Watch Shah Rukh Khan shimmy on Caribbean beats despite loss suffered by his CPL franchise | 8/11/18 5:20 AM