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A School & Cultural Institution Aims to Level the Playing Field for Women & Girls in Rural Uganda
As we honored women and girls last week, on the annual International Day of Rural Women on October 15, we want to highlight how a community is coming together to change the lives and livelihoods of rural women and girls in Uganda. While the Tat Sat Community Academy Project (TaSCA) in Kasasa, Uganda, seeks to […]

Mon, 18 Oct 2021 05:24:58 +0000


Table Banking Helping Women in Kenya to Put Food on the Table
Pascaline Chemutai’s five acres of land located in the country’s breadbasket region of Rift Valley recently produced 115 bags of maize, each weighing 90 kilograms. She tells IPS that of these, 110 bags will be transported to traders in Nairobi and neighbouring Kiambu County at a negotiated price of $23 per bag. In all, she […]

Fri, 15 Oct 2021 13:36:54 +0000


How Land Management Can Restore Hope to Women in Rural Kenya
Jenifer Kamba, 33, has always loved farming – a love passed on to her by her late husband after they married 14 years ago. The young farmer duo grew maise, pepper and vegetables on their two-acre farm in Kivandini of Kenya’s Machakos county. Even after her husband died five years ago, Kamba didn’t stop farming.  […]

Thu, 14 Oct 2021 13:15:04 +0000


UN Chief, in an Unprecedented War of Words, Battles it out with a Member State
A growing diplomatic battle is being played out at the United Nations between Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and one of the world body’s member states: the politically-troubled Ethiopia which is desperately in need of international humanitarian assistance. But the war of words – in an institution where the Secretary-General is traditionally considered subservient to all 193 […]

Mon, 11 Oct 2021 06:45:41 +0000


Mounting Scramble for Coronavirus Vaccines in Zimbabwe
More than a month ago, she lost her parents, brother, and wife, to the coronavirus. Then her fiancé battled COVID-19, but 27-year-old Melinda Gavi said she had not contracted the disease. Gavi joined crowds scrambling to get vaccinated at Parirenyatwa hospital in the Zimbabwean capital Harare even though she was previously sceptical about getting vaccinated […]

Fri, 08 Oct 2021 12:39:00 +0000


Ivorian Cocoa Farmers Are Beating a System To Reduce Child Labour: Here’s How
The evidence of child labour on cocoa farms in West Africa became public knowledge in the late 1990s. This followed press reports documenting the existence of hazardous child labour on cocoa farms. Pressure on the cocoa industry to end child labour has been growing ever since, particularly from civil society and more recently from both […]

Mon, 04 Oct 2021 13:47:03 +0000


Rwanda’s Rainforest Conservation Wins Praise from Indigenous Community
Laurent Hategekimana, a villager from Nyabihu, a district from Western Rwanda, recalls the terrible condition of the Gishwati natural forest a few years ago when it was overrun by illegal loggers and invading farmers. Many invaders of this natural reserve were local villagers, and Hategekimana, a farmer-turned environmental activist, faced a hard task changing their […]

Thu, 30 Sep 2021 12:28:40 +0000
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Tigray Forces Say Ethiopian Airstrikes Hit Regional Capital
Forces in Ethiopia's Tigray region said Monday that the Ethiopian government launched airstrikes on the regional capital of Mekelle. The bombing was also reported by residents and humanitarian workers in Tigray, but the Ethiopian government denied the claims. The United Nations said it was looking into the reports of the strikes. "We are deeply concerned about the potential impact on civilians," U.N. spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said. U.S. State Department...

Mon, 18 Oct 2021 17:03:15 -0400


South Africa’s Local Elections Test Loyalty to the Party of Mandela
A floundering economy, in-party fighting and ceaseless corruption allegations are plaguing South Africa's ruling African National Congress. The upcoming local elections on November 1st will test whether loyalties to the party that brought an end to apartheid will prevail or shift in favor of a new political order. For VOA, Linda Givetash reports from Johannesburg. Camera: Zaheer Cassim.

Mon, 18 Oct 2021 12:26:00 -0400


South Africa’s Local Elections Test Loyalty to Party of Mandela
A floundering economy, party in-fighting and ceaseless corruption allegations are plaguing South Africa's ruling African National Congress. The nationwide local elections on November 1 will test whether loyalty to the party that brought an end to apartheid will prevail or shift in favor of a new political order. In the neighborhood of Kliptown, Soweto, the late Nelson Mandela and others laid the foundation for the country’s democracy. Now, nearly 30 years since the end of...

Mon, 18 Oct 2021 11:32:42 -0400


Some Zimbabweans Affected by Cyclone Turn to Beekeeping for Survival
After Cyclone Idai hit in 2019, some Zimbabweans turned to activities like illegal gold panning to survive. Now Voluntary Service Overseas, an international development charity, is giving them a new option – bee keeping. As Columbus Mavhunga reports from the town of Chimanimani, life has turned sweet for one Zimbabwean because of the honey from his bees. Camera: Blessing Chigwenhembe.

Mon, 18 Oct 2021 11:19:00 -0400


Senegal’s Fishing Sector in Crisis
In Senegal, overfishing has led to an environmental crisis that is having an oversized impact on small fishermen. Allison Lékogo Fernandes and Mbaye Ndir report for VOA from the Senegalese capital, Dakar.  Videographer: Mbaye Ndir

Mon, 18 Oct 2021 09:19:00 -0400


Tigrayan Forces Accuse Government of Air Strikes in Ethiopia's Mekelle
Media controlled by rebellious northern Ethiopian forces said the government launched air strikes on the capital of Tigray region on Monday, though the government denied the reports. Tigrai TV, controlled by the northern region's Tigrayan People's Liberation Front (TPLF), said the attack on the city of Mekelle killed several civilians. An aid worker and a doctor in the region also said there had been a attack on the city. Ethiopia's government spokesman, Legesse Tulu,...

Mon, 18 Oct 2021 09:03:22 -0400


Book Detailing Rwanda’s Authoritarian Actions Angers President
Rwandan dissidents have died under mysterious circumstances inside and outside the country with alarming frequency in recent years. On September 14, Revocat Karemangingo, an ex-Army officer, was gunned down while driving in Mozambique. Since 2016, Karemangingo had told authorities he had been targeted for assassination. Earlier in September, a popular Rwandan rapper known as Jay Polly died while in custody after Rwandan authorities said he consumed a lethal concoction of methanol,...

Mon, 18 Oct 2021 07:44:50 -0400


Zimbabwe Government: No COVID-19 Shot, No Work, No Pay 
Union leaders have angrily reacted to the Zimbabwean government’s announcement Sunday that workers who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 will no longer be allowed at work and will not be paid. This is seen as part of efforts to deal with high vaccination hesitancy in the southern African nation. . Ndabaningi Nick Mangwana, Zimbabwe’s secretary for information, over the weekend told government-controlled media that all civil servants who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19...

Sun, 17 Oct 2021 08:41:49 -0400


Cape Verde, Eyeing Economic Recovery, Votes for New President 
The West African archipelago nation of Cape Verde, one of the continent’s most stable democracies, voted on Sunday for a new president who will be tasked with righting its tourism-driven economy after the COVID-19 pandemic sent growth cratering.  Seven candidates are vying to replace the term-limited Jorge Carlo Fonseca, but only two are considered real contenders: Carlos Veiga from Fonseca’s center-right Movement for Democracy (MpD) and Jose Maria Neves of the leftist African Party for...

Sun, 17 Oct 2021 07:15:10 -0400


Volunteers in the Sky Watch Over Migrant Rescues by Sea
As dozens of African migrants traversed the Mediterranean Sea on a flimsy white rubber boat, a small aircraft circling 1,000 feet above closely monitored their attempt to reach Europe. The twin-engine Seabird, owned by the German non-governmental organization Sea-Watch, is tasked with documenting human rights violations committed against migrants at sea and relaying distress cases to nearby ships and authorities who have increasingly ignored their pleas. On this cloudy October...

Sun, 17 Oct 2021 03:52:05 -0400


Women Left Behind: Gender Gap Emerges in Africa's Vaccines
The health outreach workers who drove past Lama Mballow's village with a megaphone handed out T-shirts emblazoned with the words: "I GOT MY COVID-19 VACCINE!"     By then, the women in Sare Gibel already had heard the rumors on social media: The vaccines could make your blood stop or cause you to miscarry. Women who took it wouldn't get pregnant again. Lama Mballow and her sister-in-law, Fatoumata Mballow, never made the 3.4-mile trip (5.5 kilometers) to...

Sun, 17 Oct 2021 03:04:12 -0400
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Soldier Matthew Talbot, of Great Barr, tried to escape elephant charge, inquest told
Coldstream Guardsman Matthew Talbot tried to escape up a tree while on an anti-poaching patrol.

Mon, 18 Oct 2021 20:56:52 GMT


Tigray: Ethiopian government admits Mekelle airstrike
Officials had earlier denied the government was behind allegedly deadly attacks in the region.

Mon, 18 Oct 2021 19:44:57 GMT


T20 World Cup: David Wiese, the cricketer who played for two nations
All-rounder David Wiese is playing in his second T20 World Cup. This time, he will line up for a different country.

Mon, 18 Oct 2021 05:24:42 GMT


The Nigerians who want Israel to accept them as Jews
A small Nigerian community claims Jewish ancestry dating hundreds of years but Israel does not recognise them.

Sun, 17 Oct 2021 23:35:13 GMT


Songhaï: A 'zero waste' agricultural system to increase food security in Africa
Fr Godfrey Nzamujo runs a "zero waste" agriculture system aimed at increasing food security and creating jobs.

Sun, 17 Oct 2021 23:26:23 GMT


Liberia Civil War: Former child soldier seeks forgiveness for his actions
'Ezekiel', a former child soldier during the Liberian Civil War, is struggling to reintegrate back into society.

Sun, 17 Oct 2021 11:38:32 GMT


Sudan: Protesters take to streets and call for military coup
Opponents of Sudan's transition to democracy demonstrate in Khartoum, urging the army to take control.

Sun, 17 Oct 2021 06:20:49 GMT


How a massacre of Algerians in Paris was covered up
French police killed at least 100 people in 1961, throwing some of them into the River Seine to drown them.

Sat, 16 Oct 2021 23:08:56 GMT


Viewpoint: Why Ethiopia's Tigray region is starving, but no famine declared
Despite mass starvation in northern Ethiopia, aid officials are not calling the situation a famine.

Sat, 16 Oct 2021 01:12:05 GMT


Life at 50C: Fleeing Sahara's shifting sands
Rising temperatures and desertification are forcing many Mauritanians to leave their ancestral homes.

Fri, 15 Oct 2021 23:00:50 GMT