China is attempting a delicate balancing act - trying to mediate the explosive dispute between Sudan and the newly independent nation of South Sudan. As The World's Mary Kay Magistad explains to host Marco Werman.
When a coup overthrew the government of Sudan in 1989, Ahmed Gallab's family fled to the United States. He was just five. In the 23 years since, Gallab has become a musician. And while his music is infused with the sounds of his heritage, it transcends far beyond that.
We hear about dog meat in restaurants in China and Vietnam, but we don't often hear about people eating cat meat. But Vietnamese officials are trying to clamp down on that country's burgeoning market for cat meat. That story and more in today's Global Scan.
The World's Katy Clark speaks with Mohammed Ahmed, a physician in Darfur who runs a treatment center for victims of torture. His clinic was shut down by the Sudanese president's decision to expel some foreign aid agencies from Darfur.
From the South Sudanese capital Juba, Matthew Brunwasser reports on the role of oil in Sudan's recent history. Now the south may take the majority of wells if the referendum currently under way results in an independent South Sudan.