UN: Half of African Children Are Unregistered

LUSAKA, ZAMBIA – The United Nations says about half of all children in Africa are not registered at birth, a lapse that prevents them from accessing essential social services such as health and education. The …

IMF Warns Global Outlook ‘Precarious,’ No Room for Policy Mistakes

WASHINGTON – The world economy is slowing to its weakest pace since the global financial crisis, as the US-China trade war undercuts business confidence and investment, the IMF said Tuesday.

It warned that the outlook …

Dye Artisans Keep Ancestors’ Traditions Alive

Dodging waves at low tide, a barefooted, shirtless Mixtec man is carefully walking along the Pacific Coast of Oaxaca, Mexico. He navigates his way through the gray rocks on a quest to catch a particular …

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 …