INTERNATIONAL

    International News / Items from Around the World

    Coral Gardeners Bring Back Jamaica’s Reefs, Piece by Piece

    By CHRISTINA LARSON, AP Science Writer OCHO RIOS, Jamaica (AP) — Everton Simpson squints at the Caribbean from his motorboat, scanning the dazzling bands of color for hints of what lies beneath. Emerald green indicates...

    Kids in Bahamas Stranded With Schools Damaged by Hurricane

    By MELISSA HERNANDEZ of Fresh Take Florida news service Fresh Take Florida, a news service of the University of Florida GREAT ABACO ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — As unimaginable winds from Hurricane Dorian pushed the Atlantic...

    AFRO in Africa: Pop Music and Politics, Uganda Style

    By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, syoes@afro.com On Sept. 20, the “jam” of cars outside of the Serena Hotel in Kampala choked traffic in every direction Friday night; a very familiar sight in the metropolitan area of...

    Harry and Meghan Make 1st Official Tour as Family in Africa

    By Cara Anna and Eliza Day, The Associated Press Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, along with their infant son, Archie, are set to take their first official tour as a family, starting Sept. 23 in...

    Kampala: The Party Capital of East Africa

    By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, syoes@afro.com Disclaimer: In my other life I am a House Music impresario and my foundation in House was built at two legendary dance clubs: Odell’s and Paradox.  I’ve also clubbed extensively in...

    Cleanup Resumes in Bahamas as Humberto Swirls Away

    By DÁNICA COTO Associated Press MCLEAN'S TOWN, Bahamas (AP) — Jeffrey Roberts lifted a mustard-yellow curtain from the ground to hunt for passports and other documents at the place where his family's home stood before...

    Zimbabwe’s Mugabe Honored at State Funeral, Burial Delayed

    By ANDREW MELDRUM and FARAI MUTSAKA Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — African heads of state joined thousands of Zimbabweans at a state funeral Saturday for Zimbabwe's founding president, Robert Mugabe , whose burial has...

    From the Caribbean to Minnesota, A Community Comes Together

    By SIMONE CAZARES Minnesota Public Radio News BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — Standing in a park in Brooklyn Center, Jamaican immigrant Don Steele basked in the culture he grew up in roughly 2,000 miles away. "Look...

    Italy: Rescue Boat With 82 Migrants Can Sail to Italian Isle

    By RENATA BRITO and FRANCES D'EMILIO Associated Press ABOARD THE OCEAN VIKING (AP) — A charity rescue ship with 82 migrants aboard received permission Saturday to sail to a tiny southern Italian island, but Italy's...

    Bahamians Look for Loved Ones as 1,300 Missing After Dorian

    By DÁNICA COTO Associated Press MCLEAN'S TOWN, Bahamas (AP) — They scan social media, peer under rubble, or try to follow the smell of death in an attempt to find family and friends. They search amid...

    The AFRO in Africa: Jet Lag and a Crash Course on Kampala

    By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, syoes@afro.com Traveling for the first time to the first continent was physically brutal. Operating on virtually no sleep, I felt almost every one of the nearly 9,000 miles from West Baltimore...

    Rep. Wilson Leads Delegation Urging White House to Waive or Suspend Bahamian Visa Requirements

    By NNPA Newswire U.S. Rep. Frederica S. Wilson is leading a bipartisan letter signed by members of the Florida delegation urging President Donald Trump to waive or suspend certain visa requirements for Bahamians seeking to...

    AFRO BRIEFS

    MAKE A DONATION


    Unlike many online publications, afro.com delivers content that's relevant to you at no cost. Help us keep it that way by making a generous donation as low as $2.

     

    Donate Now

    $
    Personal Info

    Donation Total: $2.00