The "global gag rule" has been rescinded by every Democrat and reinstated by every Republican to occupy the Oval Office, reflecting the partisan nature of abortion. But studies show the rule may actually lead to increased abortions abroad.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yesterday was Pi Day, when nerds around the world celebrate the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. (Pi, of course, begins with 3.14, hence 3/14 is Pi Day.) On Wednesday, students at COSAT created posters to honor that most famous of non-repeating, irrational numbers.
Last year, Abongile Xeketwana and Monwabisi Dingane designed a chemistry experiment that was good — really good. It won the Cape Town city high school chemistry competition. Then it won the provincial competition. Then it won the national competition. That's right — two kids from Khayelitsha are, one could argue, the top young chemists in South Africa.
In Khayelitsha, police are often accused of not doing their job. Citizens say they are forced to take justice into their own hands. Alleged criminals are often put to death by mobs, in full view of children.
We have created a new Twitter account — @PRISchoolYear — and are handing over the keys to teachers around the world. Every week or so, a new teacher will share a bit about what things are like in his or her classroom.