U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is the latest in a string of international officials trekking to South Sudan to try and pressure rival leaders to call a halt to their four-month long civil war. Reporter Andrew Green is in the capital Juba and tells host Marco Werman that he sees a sliver of hope in efforts to end the fighting.
One of the warnings from the new UN climate change report is food insecurity: It will be harder to grow many crops in parts of the world. That includes staple crops like wheat and rice. The World's Jason Margolis looks at what it could mean in one nation: Kenya.
Hundreds of thousands of women in sub-Saharan Africa suffer from a complication that leaves them incontinent and often shamed after childbirth. But there's help for women to heal both physically and emotionally — and it's working for one mother in Malawi.
Harris Wofford designed the Peace Corps under President John Kennedy and then led its programs in Africa. He told The World's Marco Werman a strange tale of one business trip across Africa that began in December of 1962, where political upheaval seemed to follow him wherever he went.
A junior at a South African high school, Sive traveled on a three-week leadership program to the US, where he had an incredible, eye-opening experience. Then, shortly after he returned, his mother’s health deteriorated. He took her to the hospital. A few weeks later, she passed away.
A new report from the Washington Post revealed this week that the U.S. military has opened a new front, a surveillance front, in Africa against al-Qaeda. Small planes are being used extensive to gather intelligence on Qaeda operations all around Africa's embattled states.
When you think of what influences your politics, more often than not, you probably think of your parents' politics, or your socioeconomic status. But do you ever think of your genes? Research suggests as much as 50 percent of our political leanings may actually be based on our genes.
In the fight against global poverty, little is easy. A Denver group is recognizing that and trying to bring groups in that field together to leverage each other's strengths and make it easier for them to work together. They're turning to an abandoned horse barn to do so.
It's easy to think cancer's a result of bad habits — or bad luck. And in a way, the bad luck part is true. But it goes beyond that. Infectious diseases, things prevented or quickly treated in the developing world, are a major cause of cancers, and cancer deaths, in the developing world.
Livestock and cities don't often go together. Derided as causing diseases, or car accidents, there are often rules against keeping them in urban areas. But there's a movement to allow urban farming and it's changing lives in one African city in Kenya.
The majority of Catholics around the world now live in Latin America and Africa, and those are the places where the church is still growing. Now, those Catholics in the developing world outnumber the Catholics from Europe. And still, the Catholic Church has never had a non-European Pope. Will that change?
Warmer temperatures mean more problems for people on Earth. Not only do warmer temperatures damage Earth's environment but new research has discovered that they may be related to increased violence in the areas most affected by the heat.