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ECUADO: President moves government out of Quito over protest

Ecuador’s president has temporarily moved government operations from the capital Quito to the port city of Guayaquil amid protests sparked by the end of fuel subsidies. In a television address, President Lenin Moreno said he would not back down on the fuel price hike and accused his opponents of attempting a coup. It came after […]

Kenyan judge rules Rastafarianism is a religion

A Kenyan judge has ruled that Rastafarianism is a religion that deserves to be treated like any other. The ruling is part of a case involving a minor who was banned from school for having dreadlocks. The 15-year-old student at the Olympic High School in the capital, Nairobi, was sent home for sporting dreadlocks in […]

BAHAMA: Hurricane Dorian – Number of missing drops to 1,300

Emergency services in the Bahamas say the number of missing following Hurricane Dorian stands at 1,300. The number is down from the 2,500 listed missing earlier this week. The National Emergency Management Agency (Nema) said the drop in numbers came after cross-referencing names of the missing with those in shelters. Hurricane Dorian battered the Bahamas earlier […]

Hurricane Dorian: Bahamas battered by ‘monster’ storm

The most powerful storm to hit the Caribbean islands of the Bahamas since records began has torn roofs from buildings and caused severe flooding. The slow-moving, category five Dorian – the second-strongest Atlantic hurricane on record – has sustained winds of up to 180mph (285km/h). A “life-threatening” storm surge of 23ft (7m) is predicted in […]

Africa joins rest of the world in opposing US position at WTO

Up to 43 African countries have joined a list of nations wanting an end to a U.S. veto on judicial appointments at the World Trade Organization, a statement showed on Wednesday. The development means that a large majority of WTO member states now openly oppose the U.S. position at the leading global organisation on trade. The United […]

Renewables to become the norm for the Caribbean

KINGSTON, Jamaica, (IPS) – Jamaica and other Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are embracing renewable energy as part of their plans to become decarbonised in the coming decades. The Prime Minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness, has committed the island nation to transition to 50 percent renewable energy by 2030. “I believe that we can do […]

Bob Marley tapes to be auctioned after 40 years in hotel basement

LONDON, England – A cache of long-lost Bob Marley live recordings found in a damp hotel basement in London after more than 40 years there and painstakingly restored will go under the hammer in Liverpool this month. These iconic recordings are from a point in time when Bob Marley was really at his peak and […]
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