[HRW] In Zambia, 28 percent of girls and young women aged 15 to 19 are mothers or have been pregnant. That is more than 275,000 teenagers. In addition to this staggering rate of adolescent pregnancy, only 50 percent of girls who become pregnant go back to school.
[Deutsche Welle] The UN peacekeeping mission in Mali is its deadliest. The Canadian deployment is expected to help relieve German helicopters scheduled to depart from Mali this summer.
[Nation] Thirty-seven people died due to post-election violence between August 9 and 15, the national rights defender says.
[News24Wire] AB de Villiers has announced that he will make himself available for Test selection for the Proteas once again after missing South Africa’s recent tours of New Zealand and England.
The desert shall rejoice DANIEL KISH once speared fish for a living. Now he makes wine in Israel’s Negev desert. Sipping on Shoshanna, a spicy blend of petite sirah, zinfandel, merlot and shiraz named after his mother, he explains why winemaking there can be so hard
[Maka] Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos recently gave an interview to the BBC to talk about some of the challenges Angolans face. The Princess, as she as referred to in Angola, is one of the wealthiest and most powerful women in the world, according to BBC
[African Arguments] SPLM-North’s insistence on negotiating with the government about national issues only – rather than giving priority to South Kordofan and Blue Nile – is hurting the people of the Two Areas.
[News24Wire] Five provinces have been declared drought disaster areas, threatening food security in the country.
SPEND enough time in almost any Lebanese home and you’re likely to hear the phrase “wayn al dawlah (where is the state)?” It is a good question. Despite remaining relatively stable in a hugely troubled neighbourhood, Lebanon has few government institutions that work well
ON A manicured fairway in Morocco’s capital, Rabat, a muezzin’s call to prayer drowns out the crack of a well-aimed iron and the whirr of a little white ball. As a hobby and a business, golf may be past its peak in Europe, North America and Japan, but in the Middle East and north Africa, there is lots of room for growth.