Denis Mukwege, a doctor who helps victims of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Nadia Murad, a Yazidi rights activist and survivor of sexual slavery by ISIS, won the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday.
Sudan's Janjaweed, Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army and other notorious militias are wreaking havoc on wildlife in central Africa, poaching and trafficking elephants, hippopotamuses, buffaloes and other animals, a monitor said Friday.
Humans and apes share many characteristics and even more DNA. But we diverge greatly in the way we influence the world around us. New research, by a Harvard anthropologist, suggests it may be because of the way we interact with each other -- and not just the way we think.
If all goes as planned, Haiti, yes North America's Haiti, will become the latest member of the African Union sometime in January. Haiti and Africa share a sense of history, and African countries stepped up in the wake of Haiti's earthquake, which has led some to conclude the time is right to formalize their ties.
Homeless and getting around in make-shift wheelchairs, disabled by polio, the band members of Staff Benda Bilili defined down-on-their-luck. But in 2009, fame knocked on their doors. Since then, they've turned their lives upside down — and gone on a world tour, which brings them to the U.S. now.
The inventor of Congolese soukous music has passed away. Tabu Ley Rochereau died Saturday in Belgium. The World's host Marco Werman talks about Tabu with Chris McCarus, a radio reporter from Detroit who went to Congo to meet the stars of soukous and wound up in Tabu's home.
Baloji was born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and lived there until he turned seven. The country isn't particularly safe, and Baloji wants that to change. So he uses his music to promote that change.
Uruguay made waves when it legalized the possession, consumption and manufacturing of marijuana. Now, the president has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. A 12-year-old discovers a new species of giant jellyfish. And just what would it take for New York City to host a winter Olympics? All that and more, in today's Global Scan.
It's Swahili. It's French. It's English. It's hip hop created by American professor Pierce Freelon on his latest trip to Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Except this time, news broke back home in the US about black churches set ablaze. Freelon soon turned his beats making lab into a masterclass on race relations.
Surrounded by green hills, volcanoes, and bumpy roads, the Democratic Republic of Congo is home to some of the most diverse wildlife in the world. But it’s also at the heart of the illicit wildlife trade, which is why attention and resources have been directed to showing local poachers another way.