Kenya: Navy destroy ship carrying heroin worth $15 million
August 29, 2014 – 3:59 pm | No Comment

A cloud of smoke and dust from the drug laden vessel, the MV Al Noor explodes after it was destroyed by the Kenya Navy. PHOTO/Laban Walloga/Daily Nation
Kenya on Friday destroyed a ship laden with heroin …

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U.S. Open 2014: Serena Williams progresses to third round
August 29, 2014 – 1:31 pm | No Comment



Serena Williams returns a service to Vania King, August 28, 2014. Williams won the match 6-1,6-0. PHOTO/AP

Serena Williams overcame 3 double-faults in her first service game, and was in control the rest of the way and stretched her winning streak to 16 matches at the U.S. Open.

The No. 1-ranked Williams needed only 56 minutes Thursday to beat Vania King 6-1, 6-0 to reach the third round at Flushing Meadows.

Five of Williams’ 17 Grand Slam singles titles have come at the U.S. Open, including in 2012 and 2013. She is trying to become the first woman to win the tournament in three consecutive years since Chris Evert won it four times in a row in 1975-78.

Once her initial problems adjusting to strong wind in Arthur Ashe Stadium were resolved, Williams compiled a 25-5 edge in winners.

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Dangote Cement: Africa expansion on schedule
August 28, 2014 – 1:51 pm | No Comment
Dangote Cement:  Africa expansion on schedule

Aliko Dangote – Founder and Chairman of the Dangote Group
Construction work at the Dangote cement plant in Mtwara in southeastern Tanzania, which will produce 3 million metric tons of cement per annum, is on schedule …

U.S. Open 2014: Venus Williams proceeds to third round
August 28, 2014 – 10:50 am | No Comment
U.S. Open 2014: Venus Williams proceeds to third round

Venus Williams in action against Timea Bacsinszky. Williams won the match 6-1, 6-4, Wednesday August 27, 2014. PHOTO/Jason DeCrow/AP
Two-time champion Venus Williams is back in the third round of the U.S. Open for the first …

Jamaica: Economic reform program tames inflation – BoJ Governor Wynter
August 28, 2014 – 9:30 am | No Comment
Jamaica: Economic reform program tames inflation – BoJ Governor Wynter

Bank of Jamaica Governor, Brian Wynter. PHOTO/Jamaica Gleaner
The Governor of the Bank of Jamaica, Brian Wynter, has praised the Simpson-Miller administration’s economic reform program (ERP) saying it has helped keep inflation to a low despite …

The long and ugly tradition of treating Africa as a dirty, diseased place
August 27, 2014 – 4:06 pm | No Comment
The long and ugly tradition of treating Africa as a dirty, diseased place

By Laura Seay and Kim Yi Dionne

This week’s Newsweek magazine cover features an image of a chimpanzee behind the words, “A Back Door for Ebola: Smuggled Bushmeat Could Spark a U.S. Epidemic.” This cover story …

U.S. Open 2014: Serena Williams overwhelms Taylor Townsend
August 27, 2014 – 10:18 am | No Comment
U.S. Open 2014: Serena Williams overwhelms Taylor Townsend

Serena Williams (l) hugs Taylor Townsend (r) after their round 1 match of the U.S. Open, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. PHOTO/Darron Cummings/AP
Serena Williams began her bid for a third consecutive U.S. Open title with a …

U.S. Open 2014: It’s Taylor Townsend vs Serena Williams tonight
August 26, 2014 – 1:26 pm | No Comment
U.S. Open 2014: It’s Taylor Townsend vs Serena Williams tonight

Serena Williams (l) celebrates during the victory over Ana Ivanovic 6-4,6-1 at the finals of the Western & Southern Open on August 17, 2014. PHOTO/Andy Lyons/Getty Images; Taylor Townsend (r) in actions against Alize Cornet …

Darren Bravo and Denesh Ramdin shine as West Indies defeats Bangladesh
August 26, 2014 – 10:42 am | No Comment
Darren Bravo and Denesh Ramdin shine as West Indies defeats Bangladesh

Darren Bravo and Denesh Ramdin entered the record books with blistering centuries as West Indies defeated Bangladesh by 91 runs to complete a clean sweep of the 3 – match One-Day International (ODI) series in …

Obama Orders Review Police Use of Military Equipment as concerns mount
August 23, 2014 – 9:27 pm | No Comment
Obama Orders Review Police Use of Military Equipment as concerns mount

Heavily armed police in military gear advance towards an unarmed protester in Ferguson, Missouri. PHOTO/Jeff Roberson/AP
U.S. President Barack Obama has ordered a review of the distribution of military hardware to state and local police out …

Kenyan banks, awash with cash, looking to expand beyond East Africa
August 23, 2014 – 4:56 pm | No Comment
Kenyan banks, awash with cash, looking to expand beyond East Africa

Cash-rich Kenyan banks are increasingly looking at entering new markets outside East Africa and compete with Nigerian and South African lenders for control of the continent’s banking sector.
Co-operative Bank and DTB are the latest Kenyan …

African American women-owned businesses up by 258 percent – Report
August 23, 2014 – 3:12 pm | No Comment
African American women-owned businesses up by 258 percent – Report

Karen Lawrence – CEO and Founder, It’s My Affair, LLC
As the “great economic recession” recedes, women business owners in the United States are emerging victorious with record growth and economic impact. Even so, women entrepreneurs …