Waves of women and girls from Ghana’s impoverished north have been going to big cities to earn money, often to pay school fees. In the capital Accra, one tribal chief is trying to take care of thousands of them.
Decades of conflict in northern Uganda ended up traumatizing thousands of girls. Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe has been taking them in and teaching them new skills: how to sew and make crafts to support their families. But beyond that, Sister Rosemary wants them to learn self-respect. In return, she says, she's learned from them how to forgive.
They farm on a set, but the stakes are high. These are the stars of a reality show called "Female Food Heroes," a Tanzanian TV show produced by Oxfam that aims to empower and educate rural women who feed most of the families in the African nation.
Researchers working in Guinea have developed an experimental Ebola vaccine that they say is highly effective. But it has been a long time coming, and groups like the World Health Organization have admitted the need for emergency response reform before another crisis strikes.
Doudou Ndiaye Rose was a master drummer from Senegal. And he played with the best of 'em — Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, the Rolling Stones, Josephine Baker. But perhaps his most personal performances were with his children and grandchildren, sometimes all at once. Rose died Wednesday at the age of 85.
The World's William Troop tells us about a musician from Brazil named Siba. He specializes in a kind of poetic street music that is popular in Brazil's northeastern corner. This is not samba, or bossa nova.