Monthly Archive: March 2016

Niger’s Opposition Leader Released

  Hama Amadou, Niger’s opposition leader, was granted bail Tuesday, five months after being detained on baby-trafficking charges he said were politically motivated. Last week, Amadou lost a runoff election to President Mahamadou Issoufou,...

IVF Faces Stigma in Kenya

Millions of babies have been born via in-vitro fertilization since the method was first developed in Britain in 1978; but, IVF technology has been slow to catch on in sub-Saharan Africa. The Nairobi IVF...

France to Pull Troops Out of Central Africa

France will stop military operations in the Central African Republic later this year after France’s defense minister said its objectives have been achieved. The mission, dubbed Operation Sangaris, began in 2013 as the country...

Sudan Steps Up To Protect Use of Child Soldiers

  The government of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir says it has never used children in armed conflicts. But, Information Minister Ahmed Bilal says some of the rebels fighting against the government have been using...

Refugees Food Resources Strained in Malawi

MALAWI— Recent funding shortfalls have forced the U.N. World Food Program (WFP) to reduce rations and even suspend some food distribution at Malawi’s Dzaleka Refugee Camp, home to 25,000 refugees from around the region....

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