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Cuba hands American 15-year prison sentence

American contractor Alan P. Gross has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for crimes against the Cuban state. Gross, 61, was found guilty of...
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One million Cubans to lose their jobs

Cuba has announced it will lay off more than a million state employees in a sweeping privatisation drive that will transform the island's socialist...
Dengue fever vaccine search in progress

Dengue fever vaccine search in progress

The Sanofi Pasteur laboratory has announced the launch of new clinical studies in Singapore and Vietnam on its candidate vaccine against dengue fever. This means...
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Wyclef Jean: Sean Penn ‘too busy sniffing cocaine’ to see me in Haiti

Sean Penn has one more critic to contend with. At a concert in New York on Friday, Wyclef Jean suggested the actor’s recreational drug use...
Wyclef Jean: Not so Haitian

Wyclef Jean: Not so Haitian

Haiti’s Provisional Electoral Council will not budge despite Wyclef Jean's struggle to appeal its decision not to allow him to run in the country's...
Wyclef Jean: “If I Was President”

Wyclef Jean: “If I Was President”

Wyclef Jean's presidential aspiration has been rekindled after having been rejected by Haiti's Provisional Electoral Council. The entertainer has decided to fight last week's...
Haiti: Wyclef Jean for President?

Haiti: Wyclef Jean for President?

World acclaimed entertainer Wyclef Jean's family Tuesday confirmed that the former Fugees member will run in the Haitian presidential elections in November. The artist,...
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Dustin Brown, the next Yannick Noah?

The 25 year old tennis player, Dustin Brown did not go unnoticed at the 2010 Wimbledon championship. His performance and show stopping stage persona...
Caribbean leaders join African Union meeting in Uganda

Caribbean leaders join African Union meeting in Uganda

Uganda has invited thirteen Caribbean heads of state from to attend the African Union (AU) summit due to take place in Kampala in July2010. 51 heads...
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Vanessa James and Yannick Bonheur: Black on Ice

The French skating pair, Yannick Bonheur and Vanessa James electrified spectators at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Dancing to the tune of Romeo and...
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Caribbean & Latin America Leaders agree to create Latam bloc

Latin American and Caribbean leaders have agreed to create a new regional bloc that excludes the US and Canada. The announcement came at the close...
Caribbean: Honing tsunami warning system

Caribbean: Honing tsunami warning system

Frequent Caribbean earthquakes and concern about tsunamis prompted the island nations, the UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) and neighbors, including the United States, to...
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14th AU Summit: African Union Heads of State Commit Themselves to Move Africa from Poverty to Prosperity

The 14th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union officially ended today, Tuesday 2nd February 2010,...
Botswana: Radical Jamaican cleric trained Batswana to attack 2010 World Cup?

Botswana: Radical Jamaican cleric trained Batswana to attack 2010 World Cup?

A radical Jamaican cleric, Abdullah al-Faisal, who was recently deported from several African countries was operating a “suicide bomber camp” in Botswana, a publication...
Tools to better understand earthquakes

Tools to better understand earthquakes

Today, only the generosity of nations can help the tragic victims of the magnitude 7.0 earthquake that struck near Port-au-Prince, Haiti, January 12. But...
Haiti-Senegal: Abdoulaye Wade reaches out to Haitians

Haiti-Senegal: Abdoulaye Wade reaches out to Haitians

The government of Senegal has offered land and reparation settlements to Haitian victims who so wish to live in Senegal, following the devastating earthquake...
Haiti’s disastrous earthquake prompts tsumami warning for Caribbean and Central America

Haiti’s disastrous earthquake prompts tsumami warning for Caribbean and Central America

An unprecedented disaster struck Haiti January 12, 2010 At 16:53 local time, 21h53 universal time. A magnitude 7 earthquake, with its epicentre located a...
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Ghana to chair the Commonwealth of Nations’ Ministerial Action Group

Foreign Ministers meeting at the summit of the Commonwealth of Nations in Port-of-Spain, have elected Ghana to chair the Commonwealth of Nations' Ministerial Action...
Rwanda shuns La Francophonie for British commonwealth

Rwanda shuns La Francophonie for British commonwealth

Rwanda has experienced another measure of development in its post-genocide era as the country becomes the 54th nation of the Commonwealth of Nations. Rwanda,...
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Liberia-Caribbean-UK: Liberia sued over 1978 debt

Two Caribbean registered investment funds have launched a legal case in London against Liberia over a debt that dates back to 1978, says BBC....
Travel ban affects Malawi President’s Commonwealth trip

Travel ban affects Malawi President’s Commonwealth trip

Crippling foreign currency and fuel shortages have prompted Malawi government to ban all foreign trips by government officials. The ban has also affected that country’s leader,...
Rihanna: A Glamorous and Angry Diva

Rihanna: A Glamorous and Angry Diva

Rihanna is not just an angry woman but also the most “Glamorous woman of the Year”, according to U.S. magazine Glamour. Glamour and Diva...
Canada’s first “Black only” school under heavy criticism

Canada’s first “Black only” school under heavy criticism

The "Africentric Alternative School" in Toronto is Canada’s first "Afrocentric" public school. Catering for students of African or Afro-Caribbean descent, the school's main aim...
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Neomie Lenoir: A graceful lesson

Widely known as a top model an actress and a mother, Noemie Lenoir reveals another facet of her personality, which is all about generosity...
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Blood Ties

My trip to Nassau, Bahamas began in Los Angeles, California, but it didn’t really begin until my layover in Fort Lauderdale Airport in Miami....
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France: Racist abuse, top French government official accused

After an initial complaint, two more complaints of racial abuse were filed on 11 and 12 August by security agents against Paul Girot de...
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Cuba- Namibia: Raul Castro visits Namibia

Raul Castro, Cuban president, arrived in Namibia Sunday for an official visit, Abidjan TV has reported. He met with the current Head of...
British company charged with bribing Ghanaian and Jamaican officials between ’94 and 2001 to set precedence

British company charged with bribing Ghanaian and Jamaican officials between ’94 and 2001 to set precedence

The case of Mabey & Johnson – which makes bridges based on the portable Bailey crossing used by Allied troops during the second world...
Haiti, the West’s poorest, gets a new lease of life

Haiti, the West’s poorest, gets a new lease of life

Now is the time to help Haiti because inaction would lead to significantly greater human suffering, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says. The...
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Football: Stéphane Dalmat in police custody

French footballer, Stéphane Dalmat, 30, a former PSG footballer and current captain of FC Sochaux (L1) was arrested Monday morning and taken into police...