Maps tell us incredible amounts of information about the world around us — from where people are to how people interact with geography. And in the US and Western Europe, our maps seem to be updated in near-real time. But in the developing world, map data can be years, even decades, out of date.
"Exodus: Gods and Kings" has earned awful reviews from Western critics, but it got even worse treatment in Egypt: an outright ban thanks to "historical inaccuracies." It's far from the first film to be banned on those grounds, and that applies to European nations as well.
Amira Mikhail was in Cairo's Tahrir Square on the day Hosni Mubarak was ousted from power. Four years later, she's still trying to press for change — but the disappointment of the Egyptian revolution's aftermath means she's doing it from the United States.
Amidst threats from Boko Haram, thousands of Nigerians will cast their votes for president on Saturday in what is widely seen as the country's closest presidential race since the end of military rule in 1999. But that doesn't mean voters have great choices.
Islamic feminists in many Muslim-majority countries have spent years studying and interpreting Islamic texts, especially the passages concerning divorce, inheritance and child custody. In Egypt, three women scholars discuss their new interpretations of Islamic law.
What if you're trying to celebrate women but end up making them really mad? That's the case with a Bic ad in South Africa that told women to "Look like a girl. Act like a lady. Think like a man. Work like a boss."
The World's Katy Clark reports that the Bush Administration has made slow progress when it comes to Africom -- a US military command for Africa that's aimed at promoting development and security on the continent