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Arts, Culture & Media

Why some Kenyan villagers take AK-47s to fetch water

On the border with South Sudan, is a Turkana village called Loblono, in Northern Kenya. These Turkana people have survived for centuries in one of the harshest landscapes on earth, the dry-as-a-bone desert that also stretches across South Sudan and Somalia. They live a nomadic lifestyle based on herding cattle, chasing the rain and the grasslands that sprout from the desert when it’s wet. The Turkana have always been in conflict with neighboring tribes, like the Poquot and the Taposas. But, in recent years, dwindling water supplies have exacerbated the conflict on this smallest of scales.

Development & Education

Kenyan communities succeed in managing scarce water, where aid projects once foundered

Water is the most precious resource for communities around the globe. Yet, surprisingly, aid projects to drill wells in Kenya often failed because people didn't maintain the wells. Now communities are taking responsibility for cooperatively managing their water and their success is leading them to tackle other problems, like education.

Development & Education

Disaster cleanup in Japan

Two weeks after the quake and tsunami in Japan, the work of clearing debris and putting up pre-fabricated houses is gathering momentum. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Kathy Mueller of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

Business, Finance & Economics

Africa's food supply

The United States recently joined other leading industrial nations to pledge 20 billion dollars towards improving farming in Africa. But as The World's Gerry Hadden reports from Morocco, some Africans are wary of this latest round of help from outside.

Global Politics

Haiti's logistical nightmare

Relief workers, doctors and military troops continue to work hard to help earthquake survivors in Haiti. There are reports of hospitals and clinics running out of medicine. Marco Werman speaks with Wall Street Journal reporter Christopher Rhoads.

Development & Education

Story of a Tokyo mother

Lisa Mullins talks to Miho, a resident of Tokyo, about how she and her family have been coping in the aftermath of the earthqake and tsunami in Japan, and now with the warning about radiation detected in Tokyo's tap water.

Development & Education

Kenyan communities succeed in managing scarce water, where aid projects once foundered

Water is the most precious resource for communities around the globe. Yet, surprisingly, aid projects to drill wells in Kenya often failed because people didn't maintain the wells. Now communities are taking responsibility for cooperatively managing their water and their success is leading them to tackle other problems, like education.

Development & Education

Disaster cleanup in Japan

Two weeks after the quake and tsunami in Japan, the work of clearing debris and putting up pre-fabricated houses is gathering momentum. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Kathy Mueller of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

Business, Finance & Economics

Africa's food supply

The United States recently joined other leading industrial nations to pledge 20 billion dollars towards improving farming in Africa. But as The World's Gerry Hadden reports from Morocco, some Africans are wary of this latest round of help from outside.

Global Politics

Haiti's logistical nightmare

Relief workers, doctors and military troops continue to work hard to help earthquake survivors in Haiti. There are reports of hospitals and clinics running out of medicine. Marco Werman speaks with Wall Street Journal reporter Christopher Rhoads.

Development & Education

Story of a Tokyo mother

Lisa Mullins talks to Miho, a resident of Tokyo, about how she and her family have been coping in the aftermath of the earthqake and tsunami in Japan, and now with the warning about radiation detected in Tokyo's tap water.