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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan Loses Election to Muhammadu Buhari

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan Loses Election to Muhammadu Buhari

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has lost the election to opposition candidate Muhammadu Buhari in tight election. He reportedly called to congratulate him on the victory. Buhari, a former military leader, is ahead by nearly three million votes, with results let to come from just three states.

by · March 31, 2015 · African News
President Obama to Make First Official Visit to Kenya

President Obama to Make First Official Visit to Kenya

President Obama will make his first official trip to Kenya in July. The White House said he will attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, which will be attended by business leaders, governments and international organizations. Obama visited Kenya as a senator but never as the president. President Obama’s father was born […]

by · March 30, 2015 · African News
Shaya Prince, 8, Among 4 Killed in Richmond Hill Shooting in St. James

Shaya Prince, 8, Among 4 Killed in Richmond Hill Shooting in St. James

Shaya Prince JESUS TAKE THE WHEEL:  Eight-year-old Shaya Prince among four people shot to death in Richmond Hill, Jamaica on Thursday. Loy Loraine Watson (Latti), 28; Junior Peter Scott, 26, and Kimali Walker, 22, were killed in the shooting. Police have named Kevin Hodge, also known as Tafari, as a person of […]

by · March 20, 2015 · Caribbean News
Gothenburg Shooting: 8 People Injured After Shooters ‘Armed with Rifles’ Storm Pub

Gothenburg Shooting: 8 People Injured After Shooters ‘Armed with Rifles’ Storm Pub

gothenburg shooting #GOTHENBURGSHOOTING:  At least eight people were wounded in a shooting at a shopping mall in Gothenburg, Sweden.  Police say the shooting occurred inside a restaurant and may be gang-related. The shooting occurred at the Var Krog Och Bar shortly before 10:30 p.m. Eyewitnesses say two people armed with Kalashnikov […]

by · March 18, 2015 · International News
Report: President Obama to Visit Jamaica in Early April

Report: President Obama to Visit Jamaica in Early April

President Obama is set to visit Jamaica in April, the Jamaica Observer reports. The newspaper reports, “Obama is scheduled to attend a meeting in Kingston on April 9, after which he will leave for Panama to attend the Summit of the Americas that will be held over April 10 – 11.”

by · March 17, 2015 · Caribbean News
Ivory Coast’s Former First Lady Simone Gbagbo Gets 20-Year Prison Sentence

Ivory Coast’s Former First Lady Simone Gbagbo Gets 20-Year Prison Sentence

Simone Gbagbo, Ivory Coast’s former first lady, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for her role in the violence that erupted following the 2010 elections. She was charged with undermining state security. Her husband, former President Laurent Gbagbo, is awaiting trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC). More than […]

by · March 10, 2015 · African News
Report: St. Lucia Police Allegedly Kept “Death List” and Planted Guns

Report: St. Lucia Police Allegedly Kept “Death List” and Planted Guns

Report:  St. Lucia’s prime minister Kenny Anthony investigators have issued a report accusing the police force of maintaining a “death list” of people it characterized as criminals and even planted guns at police shooting scenes. PM Anthony said a “team of Jamaican investigators” looked at the fatal police-involved shooting of 12 […]

by · March 8, 2015 · Caribbean News
Who Built Mystery Tunnel Found Near Pan Am Games Venue in Toronto?

Who Built Mystery Tunnel Found Near Pan Am Games Venue in Toronto?

Who built the tunnel found near the site of the Pan Am Games in Toronto? Was it the government, drug traffickers or terrorists? The tunnel was dug in the woods near Toronto’s Rexall Centre and York University’s Keele campus. It was large enough for a person to stand in, at […]

by · February 24, 2015 · Breaking News, Canadian News
Jacob Zuma Plan:  Foreigners Will Be Banned from Owning Land in South Africa

Jacob Zuma Plan: Foreigners Will Be Banned from Owning Land in South Africa

South African President Jacob Zuma shocked many when he unveiled his plan to ban foreigners from owning land in South Africa. Two decades after the end of apartheid, land is still concentrated in the hands of a largely white minority, and remains a sensitive issue. The government is under growing […]

by · February 15, 2015 · African News
Haitian Police Fire Rubber Bullets at Gas Price Demonstrators

Haitian Police Fire Rubber Bullets at Gas Price Demonstrators

Haitian police fire rubber bullets at gas price protesters in Port-au-Prince on Thursday. Six student protesters were wounded. It was the second protest this week in Port-au-Prince to demand lower oil prices, in an impoverished country also struggling with political uncertainty. Haiti recently announced a 30 US cent price reduction […]

by · February 6, 2015 · Caribbean News