Benin’s parliament votes to legalize abortion | News about women’s rights

Under the new law, women are allowed to terminate a pregnancy within the first three months under certain conditions. MPs in Benin have voted to legalize abortion in the West African country, where it was already allowed under very limited conditions. Under the new law, passed late Wednesday, women can terminate a pregnancy within the … Read more

Drive to end energy poverty gets off to a flying start at United Nations | Antonio Guterres News

Drive to end energy poverty gets off to a flying start at United Nations |  Antonio Guterres News

New York City, United States – The COVID-19 pandemic has held back decades of progress on poverty and development, including the goal of eradicating energy poverty for good by the end of the decade. World leaders meeting Friday for the United Nations General Assembly are expected to recommit to commitments to end energy poverty — … Read more

Benin confirms H5N1 bird flu outbreak | Benin News

Benin confirms H5N1 bird flu outbreak |  Benin News

Virus detected in two districts near the country’s capital, Porto Novo, the Ministry of Agriculture says. Benin has identified an outbreak of the highly contagious bird flu H5N1 in two districts near the capital Porto Novo, the Ministry of Agriculture said. On Wednesday, Benin became the last West African country to announce an outbreak of … Read more