A green island turns red: Madagascans struggle through long drought

A green island turns red: Madagascans struggle through long drought

ANJEKY BEANATARA, Madagascar, March 17 (Reuters) – With precious few trees left to slow the wind in this once fertile corner of southern Madagascar, red sand is blowing everywhere: onto fields, villages and roads, and into the eyes of children waiting for food aid parcels. Four years of drought, the worst in decades, along with … Read more

Life echoes art for Ukraine’s Eurovision refugee

Life echoes art for Ukraine’s Eurovision refugee

ISTANBUL, March 18 (Reuters) – Six years ago Ukrainian singer Jamala conquered Europe with a song about Soviet leader Joseph Stalin’s deportation of millions of thousands of people from her Black Sea homeland of Crimea in World War Two. “When strangers are coming, they come to your house. They kill you all and say ‘We’re … Read more