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Cuba vote opens final chapter of Castro era

Cubans voted to ratify a new National Assembly, a key step in a process leading to the elevation of a new president - the first in nearly 60 years from outside the Castro family.

FAO: 1.9bn adults overweight, 650m obese globally

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said almost 1.9 billion people are overweight and some 650 million people are obese, globally.

Overwhelmed with joy, Nigeria’s bobsleigh women savour Olympic moment

Nigeria’s women’s bobsleigh team finished with the wooden spoon Wednesday but left with their heads held high after an emotional Olympic debut in the crackpot winter pursuit.

Nigerian selected as finalist in Commonwealth Youth Awards

A young Nigerian, Miss Omowumi Ogunrotimi, has been shortlisted for the 2018 Commonwealth Youth Awards in recognition of her contribution towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goal 5, gender equality, in Nigeria.

Haiti’s Jovenel Moise denounces Oxfam handling of sex scandal

Haiti's president Jovenel Moise decried Oxfam's handling of a prostitution scandal in the Caribbean nation, calling the situation a "serious violation of human dignity."

Commonwealth of Learning trains teachers as online educators in Africa, Caribbean

The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) has commenced three online courses for teachers in Africa and the Caribbean, Mr Obinna Okwelume, COL’s Communications Officer has said.

US mulling sanctions on Venezuela oil – Rex Tillerson

The United States said Sunday it has not ruled out sanctions on Venezuelan oil as it turns the screw on President Nicolas Maduro, but is wary of hurting the country's people.

Bomb attacks in Colombian city target police

Unidentified assailants attacked a police station with explosives in the Colombian city of Barranquilla early Sunday, less than a day after a similar bombing killed five police officers, authorities said.

Haitians mark anniversary of quake after Donald Trump comments

President Jovenel Moise led a ceremony in Port-au-Prince on Friday to mark the eighth anniversary of Haiti’s devastating earthquake, sidelining alleged remarks made by President Donald Trump that reportedly described the Caribbean country as a “shithole”.

Nigerian-British model Harry Uzoka stabbed to death in horrid robbery

A Nigerian-British male fashion model, Harry Uzoka, has been stabbed to death near his home in what is believed to be a robbery which went wrong.

Hurricane-hit Puerto Rico launches new drive for US statehood

Hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico on Wednesday launched a new drive to become the 51st US state, with the island's governor demanding an end to "second-class" treatment of its citizens.

Canada to send lawmaker to California to dissuade migrants influx

Canada is sending a Spanish-speaking lawmaker to California to dissuade potential migrants from illegally crossing the border following Washington’s decision to end the temporary protected status of some 200,000 Salvadorans.

Magnitude 7.6 earthquake strikes off Honduras coast

A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake hit off Honduras late Tuesday, triggering tsunami threats and advisories for nearby Caribbean shores, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

Hurricanes, heat waves, fires ravaged planet in 2017

Fierce hurricanes, heat waves, floods and wildfires ravaged the planet in 2017, as scientists said the role of climate change in causing or worsening certain natural disasters has grown increasingly clear.

French rocker Johnny Hallyday to be buried on Caribbean island

The family of late French rocker Johnny Hallyday prepared Sunday to bury him on the Caribbean island of St Barts, a millionaire's paradise where the singer had a holiday home.

United Nations solicits $1 billion for Nigeria, others

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for a one billion dollars donor contributions to the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to fund life-saving works in Nigeria and other countries.

European Union blacklists 17 tax havens

European Union ministers adopted on Tuesday a blacklist of 17 non-EU tax havens including Panama, South Korea and the United Arab Emirates after a year of tough negotiations.

Richard Branson rejects ‘disgusting’ ‘sex assault’ accusation

Sir Richard Branson has said he has "no recollection" of an alleged "sexual assault" incident at his Caribbean home.


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Violence fears ahead of Sierra Leone run-off vote

Sierra Leone's electoral commission sounded the alarm on Saturday over a wave of violence between rival groups ahead of a run-off presidential vote later this month.

Nigerian Army donates educational materials to Nasarawa IDPs

The Nigerian Army has donated educational materials to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Awe Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.

Nigerian senators’ pay causes outrage

Angry Nigerians and stakeholders are calling for the immediate review of the jumbo and outrageous monthly take home of lawmakers, especially senators.

World Cup: Iceland to face Ghana in friendly

Iceland, who are in the same Russia 2018 World Cup with Nigeria, will face the Black Stars of Ghana in a tune-up game on June 7 at the Laugardalsvellir Stadium, Reykjavik.

Defiant Shinzo Abe hits back over scandal as support plunges

Japan's embattled prime minister hit back at critics on Monday over a favouritism and cover-up scandal that has seen his popularity plunge and loosened his iron grip on power.