July 22, 2018

OPINION: Please show them some mercy President Trump, I implore you

Pin It

By Dennis Adonis From Guyana Guardian [On the 12th July] I had a lengthy but troubling conversation with a Rwandan government insider. The country is panicking. President Trump has issued a threat that they cannot ignore, even if they wanted to. I am not a mouthpiece or supporter of the Government of Rwanda. I am […]

HIV vaccine

Pin It

HIV vaccine delivers promising results in human tests By Jon Fingas From engadget It might prevent infections from multiple strains of the virus. A Harvard-led team of scientists has made important progress in the quest to prevent HIV infections. They’ve had early success testing a multi-strain vaccine in humans — everyone who received the drug […]

Climate change: Climatologists warn of catastrophic Gulf Stream collapse

Pin It

From Sputnik News As recent studies detail the enormous Greenland ice sheet to be melting at its fastest rate in 450 years, climatologists now point to a new threat; the collapse of the mid-Atlantic Ocean Gulf Stream, which would severely affect weather patterns in Europe, Africa and the northeastern US. Halting global warming is now […]

African, Caribbean, EU lawmakers pledge support for free trade

Pin It

From Xinhua NAIROBI, April 11 (Xinhua) — Lawmakers from Africa, Caribbean, Pacific and the European Union (ACP- EU) on Wednesday pledged support for trade liberalization as a means to promote economic growth, peace and security. The lawmakers who attended a joint assembly in Nairobi said they will rally behind efforts to open up markets, promote […]

Dentons announces 7 law firm tie-ups at once

Pin It

By Elizabeth Olson – From Big Law Business Dentons plans to combine with seven other firms located in Africa, the Caribbean and Southeast Asia, stepping up its already brisk global expansion, it announced March 14. The new additions involve a firm in Kenya, two law firms in Mauritius, two law firms in the Caribbean — […]

China denies Lunar New Year broadcast with actress in blackface and fake buttocks was racist

Pin It

By Ben Blanchard, Reuters From Business Insider China said its Lunar New Year broadcast, watched by hundreds of millions, that featured blackface was not racist. China accused the West of trying to divide Africa and China, which it called futile. China has forged increasingly close ties with many African nations in its hunt to satisfy […]

Why we’re focusing on Africa, Caribbean discourse—- IADS Director

Pin It

By Elizabeth Uwandu From Vanguard ngr DIRECTOR, Institute of Africa & Diaspora Studies, IADS, University of Lagos, UNILAG, Prof. Muyiwa Falaiye has said the newly formed institute in partnership with the University of West Indies, was aimed at discussing timely and relevant issues about Africa, the Caribbean and the world at large. Prof. Falaiye disclosed […]

Orange crocodiles that swim in bat poop are turning into a new species

Pin It

By Mike Wehner From BGR A very special kind of crocodile calls the Abanda caves in Gabon, Africa, home. The creatures are African dwarf crocodiles, but they might not be for very much longer, because their isolated habitat has prompted a shift in their genetics. Scientists recently conducted some testing on the animals and now […]

Caribbean legislators join outrage over Trump’s reported ‘Racist’ remarks

Pin It

From Jamaica Gleaner NEW YORK (CMC): Caribbean legislators on Friday joined the avalanche of deep outrage over United States President Donald J. Trump’s reported racist remarks about nationals from Haiti, Africa and El Salvador. “Donald Trump’s disgraceful and disdainful rhetoric with regard to the fate of undocumented immigrants of African descent and his vulgar description […]

An interesting talk by the MD of Daimler Benz

Pin It

By Jonathan Brathwaite From LinkedIn International Tax Lawyer & Founder of Mithril Advisors An interesting concept of what could lay ahead. .a bit mind blowing really….. In a recent interview the MD of Daimler Benz (Mercedes Benz) said their competitors are no longer other car companies but Tesla (obvious), Google, Apple, Amazon ‘et al’ are…… […]