Fresh Air

Senegalese opposition politician Bassirou Diomaye Faye was sworn in Tuesday as Senegal’s youngest-ever president, promising radical reform and stability after an uptick of unrest in the West African nation long held up as a democratic model for the region, Agence France-Presse reported. Faye, a 44-year-old, left-wing...

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A Cut of Control

The Gambia banned female genital mutilation in 2015 because officials said the tradition of partially removing girls’ genitalia violated human rights. It didn’t, however, enforce it until last year. That’s when the trouble began. Now, lawmakers in the tiny West African country, under pressure from influential imams,...

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Snake Puffs

Too much meat isn’t good for the planet or for human health, researchers say, so the hunt is on for alternatives. Ostriches, alligators and insects have been sneaking their way onto menus. Now, a recent study has proposed that snake meat could be a sustainable replacement for...

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