The inventor of Congolese soukous music has passed away. Tabu Ley Rochereau died Saturday in Belgium. The World's host Marco Werman talks about Tabu with Chris McCarus, a radio reporter from Detroit who went to Congo to meet the stars of soukous and wound up in Tabu's home.
Baloji was born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and lived there until he turned seven. The country isn't particularly safe, and Baloji wants that to change. So he uses his music to promote that change.
Uruguay made waves when it legalized the possession, consumption and manufacturing of marijuana. Now, the president has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. A 12-year-old discovers a new species of giant jellyfish. And just what would it take for New York City to host a winter Olympics? All that and more, in today's Global Scan.
Humans and apes share many characteristics and even more DNA. But we diverge greatly in the way we influence the world around us. New research, by a Harvard anthropologist, suggests it may be because of the way we interact with each other -- and not just the way we think.