Ethiopia Cited for Gains in Access to Education

Peter Heinlein, VOA The United Nations is singling out Ethiopia for exceptional progress in providing children access to primary education. Ethiopian schools are struggling to cope with a 500 percent increase in enrollment in the past 20 years. Principal Aklilu Dawit sits in an empty classroom at Addis Ababa’s Urael school, wondering how to handle […]

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UN Says Hunger Hits Cameroon’s Troubled Western Regions

The U.N.’s World Food Program says thousands of destitute people in Cameroon’s crisis-prone western regions are going hungry and their situations may become worse if the separatist crisis there continues. Chris Nikoi, WFP regional director for west and central Africa is visiting hungry community members – most of them farmers chased from their farms by […]

At Least 20 Killed as Somalia Troops Battle Moderate Islamist Militia

At least 20 people were killed and more than 40 wounded on Saturday when a moderate Islamist group clashed with Somali government troops over control of a town in central Somalia, according to witnesses and regional officials.   The clashes started at dawn Saturday morning when government troops, who have been amassing on the outskirts […]