Africa

Mass arrests in Zimbabwe over coronavirus regulation violations

Officials say the arrests stem from so-called violations of coronavirus-related sanitation and safety measures. But critics say these arrests specifically target opposition voices. Dr. Norman Matara, with the Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights in Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe, spoke with The World's Carol Hills.

Environment

Jane Goodall: 60 years of research, activism and inspiration

Sixty years ago, in July 1960, Goodall arrived in what is now Gombe National Park, Tanzania, to begin her groundbreaking research on chimpanzees, and ever since, Goodall has been advocating for conservation of the natural world. Goodall believes COVID-19 emerged "entirely because of our disrespect for animals and the natural world.”

Critical State

Illiberalism isn't just rising — it's spreading (Part II)

The International Department is the diplomatic wing of the Communist Party of China. It has zeroed in on training foreign parties in its own image, using tools that allow the CPC to teach the blocking and tackling of its approach to governance to a wider audience than ever before. Critical State's Sam Ratner looks into new research on the ID-CPC's global reach.

Protest

Why Ethiopia erupted over a musician's killing

Haacaaluu Hundeessaa was a powerful political voice for the Oromo ethnic group. His death is just the latest in nearly a year of troubling developments in Ethiopia, and has become a rallying cry for the opposition to speak out against Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

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Lighting Africa

PRI's The BBC's Robert Walker reports on a new initiative launched by the World Bank to bring electricity to sub-Saharan Africa. The project is called "Lighting Africa."

Environment

Wind-up lights in Africa

More than a half a billion people in Sub-Saharan Africa don't have access to electricity. But now, a non-profit organization that has had success with its wind-up radio is using the same technology to turn on the lights. The World's Clark Boyd reports.

China comments on Kenya unrest

A commentary in China's official Communist Party newspaper blames Western-style democracy for the political unrest in Kenya, and Anchor Lisa Mullins gets reaction from Akwe Amosu, senior policy analyst for Africa at the Open Society Institute.

Violence in parts of Kenya

The violence in Kenya today was especially fierce in the western town of Kisumu, and Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with long-time Kisumu resident Eden Grace.

Troubles in Kenya continue

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with reporter David McGuffin for the latest on the turmoil in Kenya following last month's disputed election, as protests continued into a second day today and police are cracking down hard.