December 16, 2017

Protected areas across Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific boosted with €60 million investment

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From IUCN The European Union (EU) and the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States have invested €60 million in the Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA) Programme over the next six years – making it one of the largest EU biodiversity programmes. The programme is being implemented by IUCN, International Union for Conservation […]

Narayana Hrudayalaya plans Rs 500 cr expansion,to enter Africa

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From the Times of India  Mumbai, Nov 19 () Leading private sector hospital chain Narayana Hrudayalaya has chalked out a Rs 500 crore expansion plan, which will see it entering high-value markets in the country over next three years as well as making a foray into Africa. “After acquiring Health City, Cayman Islands, which is […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: Mugabe: A Graceful Coup

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From Caribbean News Now Sir Ronald Sanders is Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the US and the OAS. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London and Massey College in the University of Toronto. The views expressed are his own. Responses to: www.sirronaldsanders.com By […]

Nigeria: Paradise Papers – Huge Chunk of Dangote’s Fortune Now Kept in Tax Haven

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From PREMIUM TIMES Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, is no stranger to using shell companies in offshore tax havens. The influential industrialist is one of the prominent figures around the world whose names popped up in the infamous #PanamaPapers database as having links with shell companies in notorious tax havens. Documents from the leaked internal […]

CBAAC plans Caribbean nations tour, to reconnect them with African culture

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From The Nation The Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilisation (CBAAC) says its proposed tour of the Caribbean nations and festivals is to reconnect Africans in the Diaspora with their cultural heritage in Africa. Chief Ferdinand Anikwe, the Director-General of CBAAC, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in […]

Tropical cyclone expected Thursday from wave nearing Caribbean

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UPDATE: Thu 17 Aug – Tropical Storm Harvey formed BY JENNY STALETOVICH From Miami Herald A tropical cyclone will likely develop from a wave of storms rolling toward the Caribbean later today, National Hurricane Center forecasters said early Thursday. Located about 550 miles east of the Lesser Antilles, the system became better organized overnight with […]

Peacekeeper, workers killed in attack on UN missions in Mali

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By Bijan Hosseini and Euan McKirdy, From CNN Story highlights Eight people killed in two attacks on the UN in Mali Seven people died in the central city of Timbuktu, while one peacekeeper was killed in Douenza (CNN)A total of eight people were killed Monday in two separate attacks on the United Nations mission in […]

Jamaica Emancipation Day Tue Aug 1 2017

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Emancipation When full Emancipation came in 1838 a system that had been tried and tested in the Caribbean since the sixteenth century came to an end. Slavery had within itself the seeds of its own destruction, whether because slaves resisted it (alternating with accommodation), or whether the emergence of a new style capitalism rendered slavery […]

Last Week’s Tropical Depression Four could come back to life in the Atlantic; Hurricane Hunter Mission scheduled

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By Jon Erdman from Weather Underground The remnant of last week’s Tropical Depression Four continues to sprout thunderstorms and may regenerate as a tropical cyclone as it tracks toward the Bahamas and possibly Florida later this week. Located just over 100 miles north of the Virgin Islands, this ghost of what was once T.D. Four, had flared some healthy […]

Why we’re watching Cape Verde now

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By Jonathan Belles From The Weather Channel Story Highlights Cape Verde hurricane season is used to describe an uptick in storm activity originating from Africa. Tropical waves develop into tropical cyclones between July and September. Hurricanes begin to develop further east as we head deeper into summer in a period called Cape Verde hurricane season. […]