Mariama Kamara is one of hundreds of Sierra Leoneans recently kicked out of three government camps set up in the wake of the Aug. 14 disaster, when heavy rains caused the partial disintegration of Sugar Loaf mountain, now a red rock scar looming over the country's capital.
An invasion of banana bacterial wilt last decade was predicted to destroy 90 percent of the country’s crops at a cost of $4 billion. The disease was stopped, but only after expensive and protracted interventions by the government.
Sudan's Janjaweed, Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army and other notorious militias are wreaking havoc on wildlife in central Africa, poaching and trafficking elephants, hippopotamuses, buffaloes and other animals, a monitor said Friday.
Negotiators have agreed to a global phase-out of chemicals that run some air conditioners and refrigerators, but are also big contributors to global warming. That has countries and researchers scrambling to come up with clean and affordable alternatives.
Ethiopia has a small slice of the Caribbean in it. 60 years ago, Emperor Haile Selassie set aside 500 acres for western Blacks who wanted to return to Africa. Hundreds of Rastafarians have taken up the offer but they haven't always been welcome.
When people immigrate to the US, they not only leave behind family and friends, they leave behind the sights, scents and flavors of home. Reporter Hana Baba went back to Sudan to find her favorite soda, unmatched by any in the US.
Author Katherine Newman says there are huge parallels between the legacy of apartheid and that of racial segregation in post-Civil War America. And she says young South Africans still believe in democracy, but corruption and inequality are tarnishing hopes for continued change.