The majority of Catholics around the world now live in Latin America and Africa, and those are the places where the church is still growing. Now, those Catholics in the developing world outnumber the Catholics from Europe. And still, the Catholic Church has never had a non-European Pope. Will that change?
Livestock and cities don't often go together. Derided as causing diseases, or car accidents, there are often rules against keeping them in urban areas. But there's a movement to allow urban farming and it's changing lives in one African city in Kenya.
It's easy to think cancer's a result of bad habits — or bad luck. And in a way, the bad luck part is true. But it goes beyond that. Infectious diseases, things prevented or quickly treated in the developing world, are a major cause of cancers, and cancer deaths, in the developing world.
In the fight against global poverty, little is easy. A Denver group is recognizing that and trying to bring groups in that field together to leverage each other's strengths and make it easier for them to work together. They're turning to an abandoned horse barn to do so.
When you think of what influences your politics, more often than not, you probably think of your parents' politics, or your socioeconomic status. But do you ever think of your genes? Research suggests as much as 50 percent of our political leanings may actually be based on our genes.
A new report from the Washington Post revealed this week that the U.S. military has opened a new front, a surveillance front, in Africa against al-Qaeda. Small planes are being used extensive to gather intelligence on Qaeda operations all around Africa's embattled states.
The global gag rule, which every Republican administration has enacted since Reagan, bans international organizations that receive US aid money from providing abortions or suggesting abortions as an option to pregnant women.
A good source of protein, and delicious fried. The trouble has been that the insects can only be had during certain months, but researchers are seeking to solve this problem and, in turn, reduce malnutrition across the country.
Some women admit they would rather have HIV than heart disease because at least it wouldn't interfere with fertility and family planning. They often go through high-risk pregnancies and other health complications due to pressures from their communities to have children at all cost.
Since Western nations sanctioned Russia for annexing Crimea in 2014, Moscow has signed 19 military cooperation deals in sub-Saharan Africa, including with Ethiopia, Nigeria and Zimbabwe, according to its foreign and defense ministries and state media.
Tanzania was one of the first countries in sub-Saharan Africa to embrace family planning. But current president John Magufuli made headlines when he said he does “not see any need for birth control," asserting that population growth is actually an economic boon to the East African nation.
The government of Zimbabwe shut down the internet last month to quell dissent. But the move cost the nation $5.7 million per day and set Zimbabwe's growing "technopreneur" business back during the blackout.