Activists in northeast Nigeria have launched a campaign to end the begging tradition of children who live at Koranic schools. The widespread hunger epidemic induced by Boko Haram violence in the region has increased the number of these children, called almajiri. Chika Oduah reports from Maiduguri.
Computer science is among the fastest growing industries in the US. It is estimated that more than four million jobs in the field will be open in the next decade. But women likely to fill only a fraction of those jobs. VOA’s June Soh has more on some unique efforts designed to close the gender gap. Carol Pearson narrates