Lawmakers Respond to Chibok Schoolgirl Return

Last week one of the 219 Nigerian Chibok schoolgirls was rescued from captivity after being kidnapped by terrorist group Boko Haram more than two years ago.

African Businessman Shares Africapitalism Opportunities

Tony O. Elumelu has emerged on the global business stage as a transformative and effective entrepreneur in energy, agriculture and financial services.

Riek Machar Sworn In as South Sudan's First Vice President

The brokered peace of the East African Intergovernmental Authority on Development has come to fruition eight months after the signing of the peace agreement between the South Sudan warring parties.

Have We Forgotten Kidnapped Girls in Nigeria?

It’s been two years since the world witnessed the abduction of 276 Nigerian schoolgirls from their dormitory rooms at the hands of Boko Haram, a West African terrorist group that has lodged atrocities against its own people including the burning ...

Cameroon Appoints New U.S. Ambassador

The president of the Republic of Cameroon has appointed a new ambassador to the United States.

Bahamas Embassy Press Manager Marries in D.C.

About 40 guests — largely staff members of the Bahamas Embassy and the Bahamas Embassy Consular Annex and family friends — attended a reception Friday at the Bahamas Embassy in northwest D.C., celebrating the wedding of Oswald T. Brown, Press, ...

Presidential Hopefuls Make Pitch at AIPAC

The mission of AIPAC is to strengthen, protect and promote the U.S.-Israel relationship in ways that enhance the security of the United States and Israel. Each of the major presidential candidates except Vermont Democrat Bernie Sanders arrived at Verizon Center ...

U.S. African Reps Demand Full Integration in America at White House Briefing

Following decades of political and economic marginalization of the African population in the United States, over 100 African leaders and representatives from across the United States attended a White House briefing facilitated by Dr. Sylvester Okere, President of the United ...

Bar Association President Calls on Bahamas Deputy PM

Paulette Brown, first black female president of the American Bar Association, made a courtesy call on the Hon. Philip “Brave” Davis, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Development, on Thursday.

Hundreds Commit to African Unity at Convention

After the events of this past weekend, a future in which descendants of enslaved Africans can join their brothers and sisters across the Atlantic Ocean in developing the Motherland seems more like a reality than a pipe dream.

D.C. Officials Favor Accepting Syrian Refugees

Despite the House easily passing a bill that would suspend the program allowing Syrian and Iraqi refugees into America until key security agencies certify that they don't pose a security risk, D.C.-area lawmakers and officials said they'd still welcome those ...

Africare Nabs Top D.C. Health Official as President

A top-ranking D.C. health official will now head Africare, the nation's oldest and largest African-American-founded organization that works to improve the quality of life of the people in Africa, officials for the D.C.-based organization announced this week.

African Media Speaker: Journalism is 'Good Barometer of Society'

The 7th annual African Media Leaders Forum, which brought together media industry professionals to discuss how digital technology and other relevant strategies are transforming Africa's media landscape, ended Friday in Johannesburg, having included a two-day training workshop on "Resilience Reporting," ...

Ghanaian Embassy Hosts Launch of Music Week

The Embassy of Ghana in D.C. hosted Friday the North American press launch of the 2016 Ghana Music Week Festival.

Tragic Plight of African Albinos

Albino children in Africa are mutilated and murdered for their body parts — parts sold to those who practice a strange religious tradition, a tradition based on the erroneous and horrific belief that albino body parts hold strong, magical powers.