October 1, 2019

Duchess Meghan highlights girls’ access to education in South Africa

omersukrugoksu/iStock(JOHANNESBURG) -- Duchess Meghan, a graduate of Northwestern University, returned to college Tuesday to highlight the importance of access to higher education, especially for young women. Meghan, 38, was greeted by cheers from students at the University of Johannesburg as she arrived at their campus. One female student told ABC News' Maggie Rulli it "means so much to me" having Meghan there "as a woman of color" and having her there "to champion women's rights." ..
October 1, 2019

New details of dire conditions for pregnant women under Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy

wingedwolf/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- Several pregnant women who are seeking asylum in the U.S. and were sent back to wait in Mexico by the Trump administration are struggling to access food, water and basic medical care while facing threats of violence and kidnapping, according to a government filing from immigrant rights advocates. A formal complaint filed against the Department of Homeland Security by the ACLU in Texas last week details multiple accounts from unidentified migrant women subjected ..
September 30, 2019

Extremists attack US military base in Somalia

pawel.gaul/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- A U.S. military base in Somalia was attacked by extremists Monday. No American troops were killed or wounded in the attack, a U.S. official told ABC News. The Somali extremist group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for the apparent suicide bombing and gunfire on the base in Baledogle, just west of Mogadishu. Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
September 30, 2019

Why Prince Harry is urging everyone to ‘look up’ as he continues South Africa tour

omersukrugoksu/iStock(CAPE TOWN, South Africa) -- Prince Harry is focusing on one of his most important causes, conservation, in the final days of his and Meghan’s tour of South Africa. "I am personally driven by the desire to help restore the balance between humans and nature," Harry wrote in an op-ed for the U.K.'s Telegraph newspaper. "It is being in Africa that makes me fully understand and appreciate this." "Conservation is fundamental to our survival and we must overcome greed, apath..