The destruction caused by Hurricane Dorian is seen from the air, in Marsh Harbor, Abaco Island, Bahamas, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. The death toll from Hurricane Dorian has climbed to 20. Bahamian Health Minister Duane Sands released the figure Wednesday evening and warned that more fatalities were likely. (AP Photo/Gonzalo Gaudenzi)
International

Ontario woman among Hurricane Dorian victims in the Bahamas

The family of a woman from Windsor, Ont., says she has died in the Bahamas as a result of hurricane Dorian. A GoFundMe page has been set up to raise money to bring the body of Alishia Sabrina Liolli back to Canada. The page says Liolli died from the impact of hurricane Dorian, which authorities […]

African News International

Ayuk Receives Praise for His Chapter on the U.S. and Africa in ‘Billions at Play’

Ayuk has devoted Chapter 17 of Billions at Play: The Future of African Energy to the U.S. and Africa, along with America’s potential to bolster Africa’s journey to a brighter future JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, August 28, 2019/ — The latest book by leading African energy attorney NJ Ayuk describes the steps he’d like Africans to […]

International Sports

Bianca Andreescu hailed as ‘old soul’ in abrupt victory over Serena Williams

19-year-old Canadian tennis star shows poise and grace during difficult moment Canadian tennis star Bianca Andreescu celebrates with the Rogers Cup trophy as Serena Williams looks on after retiring from the final with injury. (Evan Mitsui/CBC) Imagine that moment for Bianca Andreescu. There was the rising Canadian tennis star, 19-years-old, entering Centre Court at the Aviva […]

African News International

Facebook, together with Africa Check, expands its local language coverage as part of its Third-Party Fact-Checking Programme

Facebook’s fact-checking programme relies on feedback from the Facebook community, as one of many signals Facebook uses to raise potentially false stories to fact-checkers for review JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, August 14, 2019/ — Facebook (www.facebook.com), today with Africa Check announced that it has added new local language support for several African languages as part of […]

Health & Wellness International

Helping young people take charge of their bodies, their lives, our world

UNFPA is launching “My Body, My Life, My World,” a strategy that aims to help empower young people to make their own choices and determine their own futuresNEW YORK, United States of America, August 13, 2019/ — Every year on 12 August, leaders around the world commemorate International Youth Day. On this day, powerful figures […]

African News Ghana International

U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), Ghanaian Armed Forces Joint Press Conference

Joint press conference following the opening ceremony for Africa Endeavor Monday, Aug. 19 at 10 a.m. (L) at Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel, Accra, Ghana,STUTTGART, Germany, August 13, 2019/ — U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) and the Ghanaian Armed Forces (GAF) will conduct a joint press conference following the opening ceremony for Africa Endeavor Monday, Aug. 19 at […]

© Evan Vucci/AP President Trump and first lady Melania Trump speak to first responders Wednesday as they visit the El Paso Regional Communications Center after meeting with people affected by the El Paso mass shooting,. President Trump has repeatedly told lawmakers and aides in private conversations that he is open to endorsing extensive background checks in the wake of two mass shootings, prompting a warning from the National Rifle Association and concerns among White House aides, according to lawmakers and administration officials.
International

Trump’s openness to extensive background checks for gun buys draws warning from NRA

Trump, speaking to reporters Wednesday before visiting Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, where weekend shootings left 31 dead, said there “was great appetite for background checks” amid an outcry over government inaction in the face of repeated mass shootings. Trump’s previous declarations of support for tougher gun controls, including after the deadly Parkland, Fla., shooting […]