Among scientists, however, there remains a prejudice against the idea that animals feel “real” grief or respond in complex ways to death. Following reports of the “grieving,” zoologist Jules Howard, for example, wrote, “If you believe J35 was displaying evidence of mourning or grief, you are making a case that rests on faith, not on scientific endeavor.”
The LGBTQ community isn’t acknowledged in Zambia because the law doesn’t allow for its existence, so people who struggle with mental health issues often can’t find the care they need. Some grassroots organizations are working to help LGBTQ people, but they often operate in secret.
The current drought in southern Africa is the worst in decades, and likely a harbinger of things to come as the region warms up and dries out as its climate changes. The drought is having real impact on one resident in a Pretoria township, and what governments in the region can do to help prepare for a hotter and drier future.
Geeking out to help end global poverty. (That's meant with the highest respect for geeks.) Tapping great minds to help the world's poorest, Shashi Buluswar leads the Institute for Globally Transformative Technologies at Lawrence Berkeley Lab in Berkeley, California.
Burkina Faso is in turmoil after protesters decided they'd had enough of their long-serving leader finding new ways to stay in power. But it seems their protests have worked, and forced him from power.
Most of Africa spent centuries under white rule, either through colonial policies or post-colonial schemes like apartheid. But that changed two decades ago, and since then Africa hasn't had a white leader of any country. But that just changed.
Two CDs from Zambia are featured in today's Global Hit. One is a re-issue of "Zam-Rock" recorded in the 1970s, the other is newer material recorded last year. DJ music critic Mannasseh Phiri tells us more.
Today's answer is Zambia, home to the largest population of wild hippos on earth. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Brady Barr, host of "Dangerous Encounters" on the National Geographic Channel. He was in Zambia for his latest episode, entitled "Undercover Hippo."
Zambia is considered one of Africa's most stable countries. But recently, it's hit shaky ground. A controversial election and rising food prices are putting the young democracy to the test. The World's Laura Lynch has details.
Beginning this spring, some poor school children in Zambia will no longer have to walk long distances to school. They're getting specially designed bikes courtesy of a Chicago foundation called World Bicycle Relief. Jay Field reports for PRI's The World.
Is it time to rethink aid to Africa? Economist Dambisa Moyo is on tour to discuss her theories and her latest book, 'Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa.' Moyo talks with PRI's The World.
In the African nation of Zambia, abortion is legal, but few medical clinics offer the procedure and women therefore try it themselves. A hospital in Zambia's capital, Lusaka, aims to save women's lives by making abortion safer and more widely available.
A leading Zambian journalist went on trial today for circulating pornography. She sent government officials photos of a woman who had to give birth in a hospital parking lot. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Jo Fidgen in Lusaka
The BBC's Jo Fidgen explores one of the roughest parts of Zambia's capital, Lusaka. A local boy serves as a guide through Chiboly, a massive slum often nicknamed ï¿½Baghdadï¿½ for the widespread violence there.