With rhinos on the verge of extinction, conservationists are turning to novel efforts to prevent poaching. Enforcement agents in South Africa are now using a DNA database to help them identify the origins of seized rhino horn.
Every three years or so, the Convention on International Trade Of Endangered Species (CITES) meets to determine the best way to protect plants and animals traded across borders. The most recent meeting was deemed a great success by most of the participants.
South Africa's murder rate rose by 4.9 percent in the last year, official statistics showed Friday, with the police minister admitting the country was struggling with "a prevalent culture of violence."
Anchor Marco Werman speaks to the leader of the group Tumi and the Volume. Tumi is from South Africa. He writes lyrics that promote political awareness and hopefully bring about positive change in South Africa.
The African National Congress (ANC) is widely expected to retain power in South Africa when voters go to the polls on Wednesday. But dissatisfaction with the ANC and its new leader, Jacob Zuma, is growing in some areas. In one corner of South Africa, the Western Cape, the ANC may actually lose. Rhoda Metcalfe reports from Cape Town.
Tomorrow is election day in South Africa. The ruling party, the African National Congress, is expected to retain power. That likely means the ANC's controversial leader, Jacob Zuma, would become president. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with author Alex Russell about his new book, "Bring Me My Machine Gun: The Battle for the Soul of South Africa from Mandela to Zuma."
South Africa has the continent's largest and most important economy. The World's Jason Margolis reports on what Jacob Zuma's expected election as South Africa's president could mean for the whole of Africa.