In The Diaspora

By Dr. L A Morrison | Articles pertaining to Africa, and people of African descent. Articles, news clips, interviews, and media segments.

Chicago Man Allegedly Kills Fiancée Before Pointing Gun at Daughter Who Witnessed Crime

A 43-year-old Chicago man allegedly murdered his fiancée and told the couple's 10-year-old daughter he would have to kill her too because she'd witnessed the crime, PEOPLE confirms.<p>Terrance Meredith has been charged with the murder of his daughter's mother, 35-year-old Otha Mooney, police tell …

Crime

Uganda Offers Refugees a Home Away From Home

Five years ago, Moses*, 39, fled with his family to Uganda to escape ethnic violence in his home area of North Kivu, in the eastern region of the …

Uganda

Israel's top cop sparks criticism after saying its "natural" to suspect Ethiopians of crime

Israel’s top police officer faced calls to resign Wednesday after he said it was “natural” for law enforcement to be more suspicious of Ethiopian …

Crime

Gabby Douglas Gives Fans a Health Update After Surgery

THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images<p>We're glad you're feeling better! Taking some time off might be good for the gold medal-winning gymnast, as she has a …

Health

Tanzania: Registrar of Political Parties 'Under Fire' As Protests Loom

Dar es Salaam — The failed bid by various players to ease political tension ahead of planned opposition-led anti-government protests tomorrow has …

World

Zimbabwe: Govt Roads Firm Pays Tycoon $300,000 Monthly

South African businessman Mr Niko Shefer is reportedly siphoning millions of dollars from the Zimbabwe National Roads Administration as facilitation …

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe: Mugabe Makes Emergency Singapore Trip, Abandons Summit

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe on Tuesday abandoned the ongoing Sadc summit in Swaziland after his health reportedly deteriorated.<p>Government sources said …

Robert Mugabe

Africa: CNN Blasted Over 'Zuckerberg Visits Sub-Saharan Africa' Headline

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's first stop in Nigeria was the Co-creation Hub Nigeria (CcHUB) in Yaba. He spoke with children at a summer coding …

Africa

Panama Paper reveals Africa losing billions to corruption and bribery

<i>By Theophilous Chiviru</i><p>In April the Panama-based law firm, Mossack Fonesca, made international headlines after thousands of its clients’ confidential …

Corruption

Las Vegas man killed after failing to hold door for woman

The victim's girlfriend described him as a "loving, caring, hardworking father of 4."

Ugandan special forces to halt operations against Lord's Resistance Army

The US says it has imposed economic sanctions on two sons of Lord's Resistance Army leader Joseph Koney. But Uganda, where the LRA originated, says it is quitting an African Union military mission fighting the group.<p>In a recent interview, the head of the Ugandan army, General Katumba Wamala, …

Joseph Kony

2 slain nuns remembered for helping the needy

DURANT, Miss. (AP) — Hundreds of people filled a cathedral in Mississippi's capital city on Monday to remember two nuns who spent decades helping the needy and were found stabbed to death last week in their home in one of the poorest counties of the state.<p>Bail was denied during the initial court …

Crime

Accused teen 'doctor' arrested on new theft charges

The teenager accused of illegally posing as a doctor and cheating a patient is facing two new felony charges that on Monday resulted in a return trip …

Medicine

NYC watchmaker sues Sean Kingston for $300G unpaid bill

"Beautiful Girls" singer Sean Kingston owes a New York City watchmaker more than $300,000 after buying nine "high-end" items with bad checks, a new …

New York City

The dark side of Uganda's gorilla tourism industry

<b>Two decades ago Batwa pygmies were thrown out of their native forests in Uganda to make way for the country's mountain gorilla tourism. Tommy Trenchard and Aurelie Marrier d'Unienville went to Rukeri in Uganda find out what happened next.</b><p>On a bleak volcanic plain at the foot of Mount Muhabura in …

Africa

These Are The Fearless LGBTQ Youth Who Live In Jamaica's Sewers

Photographer Christo Geoghegan captures the beauty of the self-described Gully Queens.<p>“For me, what brought me to the gully [is that] people started finding out that I’m gay in my community,” Daggering, the subject of a 2014 Vice documentary, explained in “Young and Gay: Jamaica’s Gully …

Jamaica

Expats rate Uganda more attractive than Switzerland

Switzerland is safe and has a high quality of life with excellent schools, but it is overpriced and unfriendly, according to a global survey of …

European News

Bono and Africa's richest man visit Nigeria camp

Bono and Africa's richest man, Aliko Dangote, have visited a camp of 2.3 million displaced people in north-east Nigeria.<p>Aid agencies have warned of a growing humanitarian crisis caused by war with Boko Haram.

Africa

Gabby Douglas hospitalized, misses MTV Video Music Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Olympic gymnastics star Gabby Douglas was hospitalized Sunday night, forcing her to miss a scheduled appearance with her U.S. teammates at the MTV Video Music Awards.<p>"Gabby is back in the hospital tonight being treated for a seriously infected past mouth injury. She continues to …

Gabby Douglas

Gender inequality costs sub-Saharan Africa $95 billion: UN

NAIROBI, Kenya – A U.N. report says sub-Saharan Africa loses around $95 billion a year due to gender inequality, jeopardizing the continent's efforts for economic growth.<p>The Africa Human Development Report 2016 launched Sunday by U.N. Development Program says deeply-rooted structural obstacles such …

Women's News

Kaepernick will sit through anthem until there's change

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Colin Kaepernick plans to sit through the national anthem for as long as he feels is appropriate and until he sees major change in America, specifically when it comes to race relations.<p>He knows he could be cut for this stand. Criticized, ostracized — and he'll go it alone …

Olympic Soccer

Dwyane Wade's cousin Nykea Aldridge killed; 2 brothers charged

<b>(CNN) —</b> Chicago police have arrested two brothers in connection with the death of NBA star Dwyane Wade's cousin Nykea Aldridge.<p>Darwin Sorrells Jr., 26, and Derren Sorrells, 22, have each been charged with first-degree murder and first-degree attempted murder, police said Sunday. Darwin Sorrells has …

Dwyane Wade

Man Charged in Murder of Two Mississippi Nuns That Has Shocked the Local Community

A man has been charged for the alleged murder of two Mississippi nuns, according to a press release from the state department of public safety.<p>Rodney Sanders was charged with two counts of capital murder in connection with the deaths of two nuns in Durant, Mississippi, according to the …

American South

Zimbabwe police teargas anti-Mugabe protesters

Zimbabwe police beat up protesters and block off the site of an opposition rally in Harare, despite high court backing.<p>Riot police in Zimbabwe once again fired tear gas, beat up protesters and blocked off the site of an opposition rally in Harare, the latest in a string of demonstrations to hit the …

Tear gas

One year after peace deal, South Sudan 'worse off'

On anniversary of South Sudan's peace deal, the head of the agreement's monitoring body says fighting halted progress.<p>On the one year anniversary of South Sudan's peace agreement, the head of the truce's monitoring group has said the country is worse off today than it was before.<p>In an interview …

South Sudan

Zimbabwean doctor who 'forced a family of white farmers off their land' has UK surgery shut down

A Zimbabwean GP who was given the farm of a family of white farmers forced ​off their land earlier this year has had his UK surgery shut down after inspectors found a healthcare assistant posing as a doctor.<p>Dr Sylvester Nyatsuro resigned on Wednesday, the day before an inspection report on his …

Medicine

Forced out of a home over a marijuana joint

For eight years, Rajuawn Middleton, an assistant at a major downtown law firm, lived in a four-bedroom, red-brick home she rented on a quiet, …

Can cash incentives reduce deforestation in rural Uganda?

In a patch of forest near Lake Victoria in Uganda, mosquitoes known to carry the Zika virus buzz with little seeming worry amid the local community. …

Environmentalism

Americans are supposed to turn to police after a murder. In black communities, they often can't.

A veteran crime reporter explains how police under- and overpolice black Americans.<p>Nine years ago, Barbara Pritchett-Hughes lost her 16-year-old son, Dovon Harris, to gun violence in the streets of Los Angeles. And a little more than a month ago, she lost her surviving son, 30-year-old DeAndre …

Policing