In southern Africa, an illusion built on aid heralds hunger

Feb 12, 2016

In southern Africa, an illusion built on aid heralds hunger

As she walks along a dirt road in central Malawi, Louise Abale carries her precious corn wrapped in a brightly colored cloth and balanced on her head. Because of drought in Malawi and across southern Africa the grain has doubled in price in the ...

Jan 29, 2016

Breast-feeding said best for several reasons: study

Breast-feeding more babies for longer could save the global economy some $300 billion in a single year, simply by yielding smarter and higher-earning offspring, researchers said Friday. It would also prevent more than 800,000 child deaths, and about 20,000 breast cancer deaths every year. ...

Jan 17, 2016

Japan to tackle child poverty in Okinawa

The government announced Saturday it plans to implement from April antipoverty measures in Okinawa Prefecture targeted at children, including the placement of more than 100 specialized staff and the creation of around-the-clock assistance centers. Child poverty has become a serious issue in the nation’s ...

Jan 10, 2016

The hidden goods of 2015


If we were to judge the state of the world by the news headlines, 2015 was the year of Islamist terror, especially in Paris. But there were two major positive developments as well.