A practice that often goes along with child marriage is female genital mutilation — the tradition of cutting a girl's clitoris before she marries. It's estimated that 125 million women and girls have had that done to them. And advocates say you can’t address child marriage without addressing this practice.
Though there is an increasing need for mental health services in Kenya, the country has only 79 working psychiatrists, according to the African Mental Health Foundation; that’s one for every 500,000 people. One woman is using technology to work around the shortage and bring scant mental health resources to Kenyans.
Some refugees who've lived in warmer climates all their life, come to the US sporting flip flops and shorts. Part of their American orientation is learning how to stay warm and enjoy the winter weather in Minnesota.
Kenya's tourism industry was just starting to recover from last year's attack on the Westgate mall in Nairobi. Now it's Ebola that's scaring people away — even though the country is nowhere near the outbreak in West Africa.
One year ago, Somali terrorists stormed an upscale shopping mall in Nairobi, leading to an armed siege that lasted four days and killed 67 people. Now, at the first anniversary of the attack, Kenyans are demanding more accountability from the country's police and army for their response.
An Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 460 people since February and is taking other casualties, as well — among wild chimps and gorillas. And some researchers worry that our animal research ethics may interfere with our efforts to protect those endangered animals.
Twenty years ago, a genocide started in Rwanda that killed at least 800,000 people. Rwanda has been rebuilding and healing ever since the killing ended. Many around the world were moved to help, though few as directly as Josh and Alissa Ruxin
In China, to question the government is to invite trouble. But in a digital media world, the ability to do that is easier than ever. That means those who are so inclined need to find a way to do it without getting in trouble and more often than not that means turning to humor.
As the rain and water in Mozambique becomes less predictable and less suited to subsistence farming, aid groups and the local government are trying to help some change the way they farm so they're not so paralyzed by a flood or a drought. But there's a lot of work to do.
An American ambassador and three of his diplomatic colleagues were killed Tuesday in an attack on the American consulate in Bengazi, Libya -- the first time an American diplomat has been killed in at least two decades. President Barack Obama has ordered increased security for U.S. diplomatic posts abroad.
This December marks the two-year anniversary of the Arab Spring. And though it feels like the revolutions were ages ago, the revolution might not be over. Just look to Syria, and Egypt and even Tunisia.
Chong's Oriental Market in Columbia, Mo., has been serving the city's Asian community for nearly 25 years. But as the community has diversified, owner Daewun Shin has added staples and ingredients from a whole host of other communities, especially those from Africa.
Kenya's Maasai people have a distinct culture — distinct clothes and and habits that make them stand out among people. But that historic way of life is threatened by climate change, making their traditional lifestyle increasingly untenable.
Chemical weapons are banned by most nations of the world, though Syria isn't one of them. It's still unclear, though, what countries can do when other countries use chemical weapons. What's becoming more clear, though, is that there's still not an easy legal justification for military strikes on Syria.