"Africans are incredible linguists," says Lori Thicke, founder of Translators Without Borders, which enlists Africans to translate everything from medication instructions to election materials into some of Africa's 1,000+ languages.
Abdi Nor Iftin always dreamed of leaving Somalia and coming to the United States, and his dream seemed to come true when he won a spot in the Diversity Visa Program, otherwise known as the green card lottery. But it turned out to be only the first step in a difficult and dangerous process.
For years, national leaders have failed to create sustainable climate change solutions, and poorer nations and communities have borne the brunt of inaction. Now human rights issues are getting much more attention.
The World's Andrea Crossan is our animal beat reporter. And she loves it. Her list of the best animal stories of 2014 includes a shaggy dog named Arthur, a sexy shark named Lydia and boozy birds ending up in the drunk tank.
When it comes to coping with climate change, crowdsourcing of small solutions around the world can be as important as big-ticket approaches. That's the philosophy behind the Climate CoLab project at MIT.
Kenyan women's rights groups took to the streets of Nairobi on Monday to demand justice for a woman who was attacked for the way she dressed. But protesters say the issue isn't just about miniskirts — it's about how Kenya treats its female citizens.
GlaxoSmithKline has said it will allow the manufacturers of generic drugs to produce versions of its medicines for treating HIV and AIDS. PRI's The World speaks with Michelle Childs, Director of Policy at the Campaign for Access to Essential Medicines.
In East Africa, a multi-billion-dollar supertanker port is being planned for Lamu on the coast of Kenya. the big changes also threaten one of the last strongholds of traditional Swahili culture. Matthew Brunwasser reports.
The term Chips Funga is taking Kenya by storm. It's the name for the popular French fries that club-goers might eat after a night out on the town. But it's also become a slang term for when a man meets a women and takes her home for a one-night stand. There's a related term for when the shoe is on the other foot, too.
Brooklyn-based Kenyan artist Wangechi Mutu is a rising star in the international art world, but she's been unable to travel outside the US, while waiting a decade for the green card she now has. Her experience is part of her art in a new exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum.