Global Count Finds Cases of Child Soldiers More Than Doubling

NEW YORK The number of child soldiers, especially girls, found being recruited around the world has risen dramatically in recent years, as armed conflicts that target children have intensified, a leading agency said on Tuesday.

Instances of girls found used …

Aid Groups: Africa Welcomes Refugees, But Freedom and Jobs Needed

NAIROBI African nations, which host more than 20 million people forced to flee their homes, must enforce international agreements to better protect and provide opportunities for those escaping conflict and disaster, aid groups said Tuesday.

Refugees and internally displaced people …

Aid Groups: Africa Welcomes Refugees, But Freedom and Jobs Needed

NAIROBI African nations, which host more than 20 million people forced to flee their homes, must enforce international agreements to better protect and provide opportunities for those escaping conflict and disaster, aid groups said Tuesday.

Refugees and internally displaced people …

South Africa: Pres Ramaphosa angered by power cuts

PRETORIA, South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa says he is quite angry with the state-owned electricity firm Eskom over the rationing of power in the country for the first time since December.

The company said homes and businesses would experience power …

Nigeria’s ‘Melanin Movement’ Swims Against a Skin-Whitening Tide

ABUJA, NIGERIA According to one estimate, more than 70 million people in Nigeria use skin-lightening products regularly, making Africa’s most populous country the capital for skin bleaching. Some women reject the trend, saying their natural dark skin is beautiful. But, …

US Congresswoman Talks to VOA About African Refugees

In an interview with VOA, the new chair of the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and international Organizations, said, attention needs to be focused on what is causing Africans to become …