Rep. Rangel Praises House Approval of AGOA

Rep. Charles Rangel praised this week's bipartisan passage of legislation that promotes access to benefits under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).

S. African Student Protest Against Systemic Racism Goes Viral

Though it has been almost 23 years since South Africa's system of racial segregation has ended, hundreds of students at a prestigious all-girls high school in the country who say they still feel the effects of apartheid have sparked a ...

African University Pushes for Global Black Research

The University of Cape Town, Africa's premier educational institution, is looking to expand its African-based research domestically and internationally.

Liberia Celebrates 169 Years as Africa's Oldest Independent Republic

The West African nation of Liberia recently celebrated 169 years of independence as Africa's oldest republic.

Henderson Tours Guide Travelers to Their African Roots

Henderson Tours was the first travel agency to offer large, multi-group tours to West Africa.

U.S. Transportation Dept. Approves Flights to Cuba

As part of the Obama administration's efforts to normalize relations with Cuba, the U.S. Department of Transportation approved six domestic airline services for flights to the island.

Need for Capacity-Building in Africa Reinforced

Democratic Reps. Karen Bass of California and Gregory Meeks of New York co-hosted an "Africa Policy Breakfast" on Friday — the first anniversary of the reauthorization of the African Growth Opportunity Act — leading a discussion on why capacity-building is ...

Botswanan Officials Tout Economic Success During 50th Anniversary

Through prudence, fiscal discipline and good governance, Botswana earned the reputation as one of the fastest growing economies in the world in the mid-1970s and is now a solidly middle-income country.

Black Box Found in EgyptAir Flight 804 Wreckage

The flight data recorder from EgyptAir Flight 804 has been recovered by searchers, Egypt's Civil Aviation Accident Investigation Committee said Friday — possibly a key step in determining what caused the plane to crash into the Mediterranean Sea nearly a ...

Kenyan Court: Anal Exams to Determine Sexual Orientation Legal, Humane

A Kenyan court ruled Thursday that it is legal to use anal examinations to determine one's sexual orientation, USA Today reported.

Md. Resident Leads Way for Cleaner Water in Kenya

In the rural parts of the East African nation of Kenya, waterborne illness is a leading cause of death for young children, and untreated water is dangerous to people of all ages.

'Dare to Venture Out,' Liberian President Urges Young People

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of the West African nation of Liberia urged individuals, especially young people, not to allow themselves to be held back from reaching their goals due to unfavorable conditions and circumstances.

Chef Francis Otoo Returns Ghana to Embassy Chef Challenge In D.C.

Chef Francis Otoo of Ghana on Thursday registered a participation spot for Ghana at the prestigious Embassy Chef Challenge competition at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.

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.