Africa

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Lagos' megacity dreams are a nightmare for many working people

Lagos, Nigeria, is Africa's largest city and it could double in size by 2050. As city officials and developers undertake a project they say will make Lagos a global city of the future, critics argue that megacity gentrification is hurting working people. A new land use tax increase threatens even more strain.

Rwanda, US eye trade war over $1 billion used clothing market

Selling America's used clothing — much of it donated to charities and the bulk of it originally made outside the United States — is a nearly $1 billion industry. Exports typically end up in poor nations. Africa is a key destination. But Rwanda wants to grow its own textile industry, and those used clothes are an obstacle.

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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

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