Category Archives: General

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 …

Scores of Somali Refugees Return Home From Yemen

GENEVA – The International Organization for Migration has helped 143 Somali refugees, stranded in war-torn Yemen, return home earlier this week.

The group of Somali refugees, including 56 children, set off by boat from the …

Hundreds Return to Burundi as Mass Repatriation Effort Begins

More than 500 Burundians were returned to their home country from three Tanzanian refugee camps Thursday, marking the first wave in a massive effort to repatriate people fleeing violence and unrest over the last few …

African Youth Leaders Tell UN: We Are Force for Change

African youth activists called on the international community Wednesday to view the 220 million young people on their continent as a positive force for change, not a problem requiring solutions.

We must change the narrative …