As COVID-19 hits Zimbabwe, health care workers are demanding vital resources to fight the disease. Dr. Fortune Nayamande speaks with The World's Marco Werman about the pressures and threats health care workers in Zimbabwe face, and the situation in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
More than 9,300 people have died from COVID-19 since the beginning of the outbreak in late December, but Africa has been one of the last continents to be touched by the virus, and so far, spared from the worst of it.
A Christian pastor's kidnapping and execution by Boko Haram in January along with a spate of reported attacks on churches in recent years in northern Nigeria have led some Christians in the country to believe they are being persecuted for their religion.
It seems certain that on July 9 of this year, Africa – and the world – will see the birth of a new nation. Kuek Garang and Mayom Bol Achuk are both planning to return home. They tell us about their plans to start over in southern Sudan.
The shores of a Mediterranean island are on our radar today. It's part of Italy, the largest the three Pelagian Islands south of Sicily. Thousands of Tunisians recently fled to this tiny Italian outpost. Can you name the Italian island they've landed on?
Indonesia planted millions of trees to absorb the greenhouse gases caused by the December 2007 Bali climate conference, but the nation's record on tree conservation has been dismal. Java used to be home to one of the world's oldest teak forests, but illegal logging, fires, and government mis-management have destroyed the trees.
March 22nd is Water Day, designated by the United Nations as a time to call attention to water woes around the world. Host Bruce Gellerman talks with Paul Faeth, executive director of Global Water Challenge, about some of the work non-profits are doing to bring water to communities in the developing world.
In Kibera, a slum of Nairobi, Kenya, clean water is too scarce. But a new technology that takes just a plastic bottle and six hours in the sun is helping reduce sickness and diarrhea in the community, and in other developing countries around the world. Jessica Partnow reports.
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