The US goes ballistic: America’s gun epidemic

While in Havana this past February, I made the acquaintance of a man in his mid-fifties, who hailed from the eastern Cuban province of Guantánamo and who in 1986 had endeavoured unsuccessfully to sail on a makeshift boat from Cuba to the so-called “land of the free”: my own homeland, the United States. Apprehended by Cuban authorities, he was sentenced to three years of labour on a coffee farm – where, he said, he was…

"The US goes ballistic: America’s gun epidemic"

Hunger grips Burkina Faso due to increasing jihadi violence

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Martine Roamba’s 10-month-old daughter weakly tugs at her mother’s breast searching for milk. The malnourished baby has been struggling to feed since birth as her mother hasn’t had enough to eat to produce sufficient breastmilk since fleeing her village in northern Burkina Faso last year when jihadis started killing people. Seated on a hospital bed with other severely malnourished children and their parents on the outskirts of Burkina Faso’s capital,…

"Hunger grips Burkina Faso due to increasing jihadi violence"