Friday marks the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' releasing their first single, "Love Me Do." So Thursday, we introduce you to the music of The AfroBeatles. It's a mash-up of Beatles tunes with Fela Kuti's afrobeat music.
This past week Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina published an essay that has sent his Twitter feed into overdrive. In the essay he shares that he is gay. Coming out as a gay man in a country where being gay is illegal could be dangerous but that, according to writer Wainaina, is precisely the point.
Say you've got a friend and that friend is in trouble. You offer help but realize that behind the smiles and gratitude, your friend doesn't seem to know how to put it to use. And you, the helper, realize that you can't even fully utilize the help you've offered because your friend can't guarantee the minimum conditions necessary for you to deliver it.
Mr. Bigg's is the largest fast food chain in Africa's most populous country. But running a fast food operation is no easy feat in a country beset by mismanagement, corruption, and a lack of infrastructure. David Hecht reports.