In Niger and worldwide, legendary surgeon and humanitarian Jean-Marie Servant is mourned

Jean-Marie Servant learned his surgery techniques in the great hospitals of the world. But it was in Niger, the poorest country on the planet, where he was able to pioneer a facial reconstruction technique that now helps poor children suffering from a poverty-related disease that goes back to ancient times. Servant is remembered by his friend and colleague Daniel Cataldo.


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Many considered Nelson Mandela a saint

Here are just a few of the many stories and memories about Nelson Mandela that people are sharing. Also, the US military says it will stop revealing hunger strikes at Guantanamo Bay. And we tell of a famous filmmaker who may pay a hefty price for violating China's one-child policy, while another man talks up the male pill. All that and more, in today's Global Scan.

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Mandela's shadow fell over the US a decade ago

Nelson Mandela once accused the US of "unspeakable atrocities." We also recall that Ethiopia was Mandela's training ground for guerrilla war. Plus, who would have thought that thieves flew business class? All that and more, in today's Global Scan.