The Politics of famine- Ethiopia’s truce will have to mend two years of humanitarian crisis Oct. 24: delegations from Ethiopia’s central government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) arrive in South Africa to begin peace talks. Nov. 2: the ...

The effects of the climate crisis are felt worldwide; however, its consequences are felt disproportionately. In Somalia, drought due to rising temperatures and less annual rainfall is drastically decreasing crop yield. Not only does a reduced crop yield lead to ...

Feeling the crushing impacts of Western sanctions over recent years, Vladimir Putin has had to look elsewhere for political and economic influence. To do this, the Kremlin employs coordinated disinformation campaigns in several African countries. Using tested proxies that indirectly ...

Following the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, which resulted in the death of over 800,000 Rwandans, President Paul Kagame was tasked with the difficult job of uniting the country and restoring the economy. As the genocide significantly affected the health of ...

Many Californians start each morning with an iced vanilla coffee or a bowl of vanilla-flavored oatmeal. Vanilla has become vital to daily life — whether it is a part of meals, skin care routines, or perfume.  For the producers of ...

On Jan. 23, Burkinabe midfielder Ismahila Ouédraogo booked Burkina Faso a ticket to the African Cup of Nations Quarter Finals, netting the last penalty against favorite Gabon. However, the euphoria was short-lived.  About 1,500 km away from the stadium in ...

LOS ANGELES — As social media’s use and influence continues to expand exponentially into all aspects of modern-day life, world leaders are grappling with how to and if they should regulate these platforms. Some countries have taken more extreme approaches. ...

By Lauren Schulsohn and Emily Morris LOS ANGELES — Dire famine in Madagascar, locust invasions driving Ethiopians into food insecurity, devastation from Cyclone Idai in Mozambique – climate change already endangers the lives and livelihoods of people across the African ...

LOS ANGELES — Child labor is once again on the rise.  According to a report conducted by the United Nations and the International Labour Organization, approximately 160 million children were involved in some form of child labor at the beginning ...

LOS ANGELES — When people think of internationally smuggled goods, donkeys are not usually the first contraband item that comes to mind. However, due to a skyrocketing demand for donkey skin in China, millions of donkeys, primarily from Africa, Latin America ...