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 ...

LOS ANGELES — On Sept. 5, gunfire raged through the streets of Conakry, the capital of the West African nation of Guinea. These shots were the result of a military takeover by Guinea’s armed forces, commanded by Col. Mamady Doumbouya, ...

NEW YORK — On Tuesday, General Azem Bermandoa, a spokesman for Chad’s transitional military council, appeared on national television to announce that President Marshal Idriss Déby Itno of Chad died after sustaining injuries from clashes with rebels in the country’s ...

LOS ANGELES — The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) has been one of the most controversial issues in North Africa for the last decade. The GERD, a gravity dam which is currently being filled, is located nine miles off of ...

On November 4, 2020, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed accused the Tigray People’s Liberation Front of attacking a government military base and attempting to steal artillery and other weapons. He subsequently launched an offensive, and since then Ethiopia’s Tigray region ...