Stigma Slows Reintegration of Former Boko Haram Fighters

MAIDUGURI, NIGERIA, – Fifty-six-year-old Ibrahim Dubji is still trying to adjust to life out of the bushes of rural northeastern Nigeria.

It’s been about three years since he left. He was a fighter with Boko …

Africa’s New White Meat: Rabbit

JOHANNESBURG – Rabbit meat is a slowly growing part of Africa’s diet, with a burgeoning industry in South Africa and Nigeria, and a group of hardcore rabbit farmers promoting the meat as cheap, healthy and …

Caravan of 2,000 Migrants Detained in Southern Mexico

TAPACHULA, MEXICO – Mexican officials broke up a caravan of around 2,000 migrants that had set out from southern Mexico Saturday in the hopes of reaching the United States, amid increasing difficulty obtaining permission to …

Al-Shabab Mortar Attacks Hits Area Around Mogadishu Airport

Seven people were wounded after a mortar attack by al-Shabab militants hit the area around Mogadishu airport on Sunday, Somali witnesses and officials say

The mortars landed on the heavily-guarded Halane area of the airport …

Burkina Faso Mosque Attack Claims 16

OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO Armed men stormed a mosque in the volatile north of Burkina Faso as worshippers were at prayer, killing 16 people and sending residents fleeing, security sources and locals said Saturday.

The attack …

UN Food Depot in Mali Vandalized

BAMAKO, MALI; WASHINGTON A demonstration in central Mali Saturday turned from protests about the deployment of Malian troops to Burkina Faso to the looting of a nearby U.N. supply depot, VOA’s French to Africa service …

UN: Escalating Violence in Burkina Faso Displaces 500,000

GENEVA – United Nations aid agencies warn the unfolding humanitarian crisis in Burkina Faso is devastating the country’s agriculture and economy, destabilizing communities, and putting the lives of severely malnourished children at risk.

The findings …