KITUI, Kenya, June 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Kenyan farmer Abel Mutie Mathoka thought it must be a joke when he was told he could irrigate his drought-hit crops more cheaply, cleanly and efficiently using […]
Some 3,000 asylum seekers and migrants remain trapped in government detention centers in Tripoli, close to the fighting where their lives are at risk. The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) reports 96 refugees and migrants […]
The U.N. humanitarian chief appealed Wednesday for urgently needed funding to prevent wide-scale hunger in the Horn of Africa after another failed rainy season. Mark Lowcock said he would release $45 million from the […]
The U.S.-based democracy watchdog Freedom House says press freedom is declining around the world, right alongside political rights and civil liberties. In its annual report released Wednesday, the nongovernmental group says global press freedom declined […]
A new Freedom House report says press freedom is deteriorating worldwide. VOA’s Ramon Taylor spoke to Sarah Repucci, the Senior Director for Research and Analysis for Freedom House about the report. Below is an an […]
Ethiopian church groups are angry a US-based gay tourist operator plans to visit religious sites.
KABUL, June 4 (Reuters) – Muslims around the world celebrated the Eid-al-Fitr religious holiday on Tuesday, marking the end of Islam’s holy month of Ramadan. Read More
VANCOUVER, June 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta promised to push for more women in power, keep all girls in school, tackle child marriage and end female genital mutilation (FGM) at the […]
The plane-maker’s warning follows the grounding of the 737 Max after the Ethiopian Airlines crash.
MOSCOW, June 3 (Reuters) – Azerbaijan airline AZAL plans to postpone a $1 billion contract with Boeing to purchase 10 737 MAX jets, a spokesman said on Monday, following fatal crashes involving the aircraft in […]