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How Cuba’s tourism could affect rest of Caribbean

How Cuba’s tourism could affect rest of Caribbean

Loss of visitors to other countries a major concern BY MIMI WHITEFIELD MIAMI HERALD/TNS Cuba is poised to become the new darling of Caribbean tourism and its good news could be the region’s bad news. Caribbean tourism officials are fearful that if the United States allows free travel to Cuba by Americans, it will result […]

Made in Africa

Made in Africa

Contemporary fashions from Ghana’s most notable designers on display at Florida museum BY PENNY DICKERSON FLORIDA COURIER African fashion in its most sophisticated form is on display at the University of Florida’s Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art in a cutting-edge exhibition titled “Kabas and Couture: Contemporary Ghanaian Fashion.” The installation offers an unprecedented look […]

ISLAM’S CIVIL WAR

ISLAM’S CIVIL WAR

A year after the so-called Islamic State captured territory in Iraq, experts say that a war is almost inevitable, with Saudi Arabia and the Sunni branch on one side and Iran and the Shia branch on the other side. BY ROY GUTMAN MCCLATCHY FOREIGN STAFF / TNS ISTANBUL, TURKEY – The Middle East crisis that […]

Partnership forming between FAMU and Kenyan county

Partnership forming between FAMU and Kenyan county

Agreement will enhance research, funding opportunities SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER Florida A&M University (FAMU) Provost Marcella David and Siaya County, Kenya Governor Cornell Rasanga Amoth signed a memorandum of understanding last week that will open the door to enhancing educational and research opportunities between the university and the African county. It also will provide […]

Kenya to restore gravesite of Obama’s dad

Kenya to restore gravesite of Obama’s dad

TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE Preparing for the July visit of President Barack Obama, officials of Siaya County in Kenya are proposing to spend 1 million shillings or just over $10,000 on the restoration, maintenance and care of the grave. Governor Cornel Rasanga gave the Department of Tourism the go-ahead to implement the project before Air […]

Kerry’s visit to Kenya paves way for president

Kerry’s visit to Kenya paves way for president

Secretary of State and Kenyatta discuss counterterrorism and security BY ROBYN DIXON LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS JOHANNESBURG — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday sought to rebuild America’s frayed relationship with Kenya, which went into decline after the 2013 election of a president who had been charged with crimes against humanity in the International […]

California faces serious risk of Nepal-like earthquake

California faces serious risk of Nepal-like earthquake

In Nepal, experts had long feared that weak buildings would bring mass casualties in the event of a major quake. BY SHELBY GRAD AND RONG-GONG LIN II LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS LOS ANGELES—A huge earthquake like the one in Nepal could happen in California. Like Nepal, California is at the intersection of huge pieces of the […]

The latest on the tragedy in Nepal

The latest on the tragedy in Nepal

LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Here’s the latest on what happened and the situation on the ground in Nepal. Q: How many people have died so far? A: As of Wednesday, more than 5,200 people had died in the quake, according to authorities in Nepal. Thousands more were injured in that country alone. In addition, the quake […]

Remembering the girls

Remembering the girls

On the one-year anniversary of the Boko Haram kidnappings of nearly 300 schoolgirls in Nigeria, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, center, greets Saa, second from left, and Patience, right, survivors who escaped and want to ensure that their classmates are not forgotten on April 15 in Washington, D.C. Wilson said she’s working on a bill that would […]

US removing Cuba from list of state sponsors of terror

US removing Cuba from list of state sponsors of terror

President required to inform Congress 45 days before directive takes effect BY MIMI WHITEFIELD MIAMI HERALD/TNS After 33 years of designating Cuba a state sponsor of terrorism, the United States is removing its Caribbean neighbor from a list of terrorist nations in another sign of warming relations between the two countries. President Barack Obama sent […]