Category Archives: General

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 …

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 …

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 …

Study Finds High Incidences of Abuse of Mothers During Childbirth

More than one-third of new mothers in four poor countries are abused during childbirth, a study published Wednesday in the medical journal The Lancet.

The study, carried out in Ghana, Guinea, Myanmar and Nigeria by …

With US Troop Pullout from Syria, What are the Options for Kurds?

WASHINGTON – With U.S. troops pulling out from the Syria-Turkey border following U.S. President Donald Trump’s Sunday announcement, Kurdish officials and experts say that Syrian Kurdish forces could turn to other powers for protection against …

Ants, Crickets and Cockroaches: Healthy Snacks That Taste Like Potato Chips

SARCHI, COSTA RICA – At his home in rural Costa Rica, biologist Federico Paniagua joined his family at the dining table to devour several types of insects that he raised on his farm and whose …