The Beat Making Lab's trip to Ethiopia was about more than helping people make music. It was about using music to help understand the health issues on the minds of people in Addis Ababa and elsewhere in Ethiopia.
Harris Wofford designed the Peace Corps under President John Kennedy and then led its programs in Africa. He told The World's Marco Werman a strange tale of one business trip across Africa that began in December of 1962, where political upheaval seemed to follow him wherever he went.
A court in Ethiopia has sentenced two Swedish journalists to eleven years in prison for helping an outlawed rebel group. The reporter Martin Schibbye and the photographer Johan Persson were arrested in July.
Today's Geo Quiz takes us to the Horn of Africa, where an international team of scientists is studying a 35-mile long crack that opened up in the Afar region of Ethiopia in 2005. Afar is the answer to our Geo Quiz.
In 1953, the United States awarded a Silver Star for gallantry to a young Ethiopian soldier. Captain Mamo Habtewold distinguished himself in the Korean War while his battalion served alongside the US army.
Ethiopia has struggled with a shortage of qualified doctors for years. In an effort to resolve that, it's vastly increased the sizes of existing classes and opened 13 new schools. But critics say Ethiopia is training a generation of woefully unqualified doctors.
If you've ever wondered what the world sounds like, the Beat Making Lab wants to help you find out. Armed with a few laptops and a lifetime of music-making experience, the two men behind the project are bringing community music labs to communities all over the world.