Africa

Kathy Kriger transformed an old, Moroccan 'riad' into a destination

Kathy Kriger was a commercial attaché for the American Embassy in Casablanca, Morocco. She was also a passionate entrepreneur who managed to create one of the most successful tourist attractions in Casablanca — Rick’s Café, an upscale restaurant and jazz club inspired by the famous nightclub in the 1942 classic "Casablanca."

Former UN leader Kofi Annan dies in Switzerland

In Geneva, the Kofi Annan Foundation announced his peaceful death after a short undisclosed illness with "immense sadness", saying he was surrounded in his last days by his second wife Nane and children Ama, Kojo and Nina.

Sexuality

In Ghana, gender equality and economics clash

In Ghana, as is the case in other countries, the gender conversation is complicated. Not everyone shares the same view, but a recent controversy over an interview CNN’s Christiane Amanpour had with a local actress and model Moesha Boduong made this connection clear.

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Global Politics

Kenya's HIV challenge

Sheri Fink reports from Kenya on a public health challenge that comes on the heels of Kenya's own post-election crisis: thousands of Kenyan AIDS patients left their homes during the recent violence

Environment

Insurance report

The World's Jason Margolis reports that some insurance companies are starting to make global warming a factor in their policies, in some cases encouraging positive action to deal with climate change.

Global Politics

Rebuilding Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's economy is in a free fall but experts say the country has a good economic base to recover from -- if the political situation stabilizes, as The World's Jason Margolis reports.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz - name the 4-thousand mile rift passing through Africa - is the Great Rift Valley. It's a major bird migratory route between Asia and Africa. The World's Quil Lawrence took in a bird-watching tour on another stop along the way of that migration -- northern Israel recently.

Health & Medicine

World malaria day

Anchor Katy Clark gets two perspectives on the global battle against malaria: one view is that of Abdullahi Boru, a BBC correspondent who contracted malaria as a teenager; the other view is that of Nils Dauliere