COVID-19 fuels the threat of global famine

A plea from Jenny Marique The pandemic has exacerbated food insecurity around the world. The World Food Program is short of resources to alleviate hunger. Conflicts, climate change and now COVID-19 are the three C’s driving 270 million people to famine in the most impoverished countries in Asia, the

Happy mother’s day.

Life doesn’t come with a manual it comes with a mother- Dear Mothers…there is no more difficult or greater role on Earth…You are the closest thing we have to angels and the praise can never be enough for those of us lucky enough to still have…For those who have

Earthquake in Chiapas

As some of you might know, last night, around 23:50 h, one of the most powerful earthquakes ever recorded in Mexico struck off the country’s southern coast. The earthquake hit off Chiapas state near the Guatemalan border with a 8.2 magnitude. It was slightly stronger than the 1985 quake,

Tiébélé, Nahouri, Burkina Faso

Tiebelé

Tiébélé is a department or commune of Nahouri Province in southeastern Burkina Faso. Its capital lies at the town of Tiébélé; the chief, the royal court and the nobility of the Kassena people, who first settled the region in the 15th century, reside there. Burkina Faso, Africa, is the site

People and traditions of Benin

The Dendi are an ethnic group located in Benin, Niger, Nigeria and northern Togo. They are part of the Songhai people. Dendi is a Southern Songhay language of the Nilo-Saharan language family. The Dendi people are patrilineal because they believe all men share the same male ancestor. Dendi society is split into

Breffu: the slave that rebelled

The story of Breffu, a female slave from Ghana who led a massive slave revolt to take over the West Indies in 1733 Many rebellions took place during the peak of the slave trade. The reasons for the uprising are simple; enslaved Africans were tired of being abused, misused

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