Tag: African

Female Genital Mutilation Decreasing in African Nations

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 7, 2018 — Female genital mutilation/cutting has declined sharply in most of Africa, but the practice is still widespread in western Asia, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed data collected in 29 countries in Africa, as well as in western Asia (Iraq and Yemen) between 1990 and 2017. The greatest declines among girls

Romania seeks EU funds to deal with African swine fever

Romania’s prime minister has requested financial help from the European Union to deal with the financial effects of a serious outbreak of African swine fever. Premier Viorica Dancila made the request Thursday to the EU’s agriculture commissioner, Phil Hogan, explaining that Romania needs the money “to reduce the unfortunate impact” the disease has had on