In a study pertaining to 14 sub-Saharan African countries, neonatal mortality was significantly associated with, among other factors, home births, where babies are delivered without the supervision of a trained professional and in unsanitary conditions
This week Straight Talk Africa examines where things stand in terms good governance, rule of law and social and economic justice for all in Africa. Host Shaka Ssali is joined by Mmeli Dube, a Zimbabwean Human Rights Activist, Nii Akuetteh, African policy analyst and Morrison Rwakakamba, Chief Executive Officer of Agency for Transformation, a Ugandan think tank.
At first sight, the fishing wharf in Joal, Senegal is teeming with boats, their nets full of wriggling fish. But look a bit closer and you see an industry in crisis. The fish are small and the local fishermen must venture further out to sea to fill their nets. The U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization says more than half of West Africa’s fisheries are dangerously depleted. Ricci Shryock reports for VOA from Joal, Senegal.