Morocco is enlisting Islam in its effort to get off fossil fuels, starting with installing solar panels on state-owned mosques. It's part of a broader global effort to bring more Muslims into the fight against climate change.
American-Egyptian Aya Hijazi and her husband have been in Egyptian prison for almost 1,000 days. Rights groups are concerned the US government will stop pressuring Egypt on the case after Donald Trump takes office.
Water-starved cities around the world are starting to turn to a once-unpalatable solution: recycling their sewage. And they have a surprising pioneer to thank for developing the technology — the southern African desert country of Namibia.
Samy Ben Redjeb is a former flight attendant in Frankfurt who spent years flying to African countries, collecting music. That collection forms the basis of his record label, Analog Africa. His latest compilation CD is "Afrobeat Airways 2."
South African cartoonist John Curtis is honoring Nelson Mandela by collecting political cartoons that tell his story. But telling Mandela's story in cartoons is difficult — since South Africa banned any quotes or images of him, including cartoons, for many years, and few knew what he looked like during his 27 years in prison.
An incentive from the Israeli government offers money and free flights to African asylum seekers, if they agree to return to Africa. But, there's a problem with this immigration policy: some African men instead use the money to try to get to Europe, leaving their families behind.