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WFP Warns of ‘Unprecedented’ Food Emergency in Burkina Faso

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The World Food Program warns that millions of people in Burkina Faso are facing what it calls an unprecedented humanitarian emergency because of growing hunger, instability and displacement.

Fighting in Burkina Faso has intensified over the past …

Sudanese Military, Protest Leaders Sign Transition Deal

KHARTOUM, SUDAN – Sudan’s Transitional Military Council and protest leaders on Saturday signed a historic power-sharing agreement in Khartoum.

The pact opens the way for the two factions to form a joint military and civilian council that will lead Sudan …

Kenya, Somalia Trade Threats in Indian Ocean Dispute

Analysts warn that tension could rise as a U.N. hearing nears on a Kenyan-Somali territorial argument.

Kenya’s parliament recently called on President Uhuru Kenyatta to send troops to the Indian Ocean to protect the country’s territory from what it calls …

Burundian YouTube Child Star’s Death Spotlights Malaria Epidemic

NAIROBI, KENYA – The death of a six-year-old YouTube star from a malaria epidemic in Burundi has spotlighted the growing challenge of combating malaria in a warmer world, health experts said on Tuesday.

Darcy Irakoze – known as Kacaman – …

Smart Gas Cooking Seeks to Break African Cities’ Dirty Charcoal Habit

BARCELONA – The widespread use of charcoal for cooking in African cities can cause devastating damage to forests up to 300 kilometers away, scientist Sebastian Rodriguez-Sanchez found while working on energy and agriculture issues in West Africa.

So in 2015, …

Report: Eritrean High Schoolers Face Forced Labor, Abuse

For many teens, the last year of high school is a time of excitement filled with studies, athletics and dances. But young Eritreans spend the year at a military camp preparing for mandatory conscription and indefinite national service, where they …