When people immigrate to the US, they not only leave behind family and friends, they leave behind the sights, scents and flavors of home. Reporter Hana Baba went back to Sudan to find her favorite soda, unmatched by any in the US.
Three years ago, a Tunisian architect was blogging anti-government sentiments anonymously from Paris. His views reflected those protesters in Tunisia who ushered in the Arab Spring. Today, the Tunisian blogger and cartoonist is still very much a part of the conversation about the future of his country. But he's still anonymous, and waiting hopefully for real political change to take place in his country.
Three years after the revolution that overthrew Moammar Gaddafi, Libya faces an even worse crisis that threatens to destabilize the country and region. The US doesn't want to intervene, but fighting between Islamists and former Gaddafi loyalists has already dragged in other countries.
Nigerian musician Tony Allen is not a young man anymore. But the former drummer for bandleader Fela Kuti is a fresh voice trying to draw attention to the horrific boat accidents that are killing thousands of migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe.
After being detained for 80 days by the Chinese Government, artist Ai Weiwei was released on bail. The government cites economic crimes for his detention, such as evading taxes and destroying documents.