PRI's The World: 07/23/2015
July 23, 2015
President Obama headed to Kenya and Ethiopia, we'll be taking a look at his legacy in Africa. Filling in for Marco Werman in the host chair is Aaron Schachter today. He speaks with Laura Seay, a professor at Colby College who focuses on US foreign policy in Africa. And our BBC colleague Nkem Ifejika in Kenya introduces us to Suzie Wokabi, founder of Suzie Beauty, a Kenyan cosmetics firm. She decided to return home after living in the US.
Stories in this Edition
Israelis may want to forget about the man who killed Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, but a new documentary portrays his family life now, 20 years after he went to prison
Ethiopian American musician Meklit Hadero talks about landing in Iowa, an ode to the Afro, and how her music is not so easily defined.
There's been a lot of noise around the way young women talk — or the way men and older women think they talk. While the current controversy is an American one, the perception of difference between men and women on speech is international.
The nuclear deal is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Iran. Amnesty International reports that Iran's execution tally is alarmingly high — and at this rate, this year's death count may reach 1000.
President Barack Obama is on his way to Africa. He will visit Kenya, the birthplace of his father, and then Ethiopia. Some Africa-watchers see the trip as more symbolic rather than substantive.
As foreign reporters descend on Africa to cover Obama's trip, one team is asking Kenyans for story ideas. And the suggestions range from a country and western Elvis to protecting donkey health.
Pope Francis called a meeting at the Vatican to discuss climate change, environmental degradation and human trafficking. But the meeting is taking place while Rome is filled with trash because of a trash collectors' strike.
With the US and Cuba rebuilding diplomatic ties, there is concern the authentic Cuban experience could be watered down. Should travelers push up their visit to beat the rush?
Ottawa is the capital of Canada. It could also be the capital of the illicit affair.
This week Obama is going to meet with some very important leaders. We want you to find the city that is the buzzing hub of economic, social and political activities of its continent. Our map quiz will tell the world how good you are in locating Addis Ababa.
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