Africa

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Even in the most remote of villages Niger, the familiar sound of a cell phone’s default ringtone can still interrupt a business meeting.

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Villagers didn't want a radio station, but the volunteer-run station launched in West Africa through the help of Catholic Relief Services has been broadcasting 10 years now.

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Women play a key role in coping with ongoing drought and famine in West Africa.

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YALGO, Burkina Faso — During a famine, babies starve because their malnourished mothers don’t have breast milk. It’s even worse with twins. Nata Ouedraogo, who...

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OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso — Violence in Mali has created unexpected challenges to humanitarian efforts in neighboring West African countries.

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KAYA, Burkina Faso — Kaya Bishop Thomas Kaboré believes the greatest challenge facing his people is poor economic development. Drought and, consequently, famine have taken their toll on the region for years.

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There's the so-called "school of life." Then there's going to school to maintain your livelihood. It seems most of the African children in Burkina...

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SEGUENEGA, Burkina Faso — Thirteen-year-old Zale Moumouni has been living 12 kilometers down the road from his village, searching for gold. He spends his...

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  Someone once told me that the Catholic world starts to feel quite small as soon as you meet a person or two. In other...

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I don't like to bargain. I just want to know a price and make a decision, not play the negotiating game. So, when we...

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