Nairobi residents remained on edge as the assault by al-Shabab continued at a luxury Westgate shopping mall in the Kenyan capital. Kenyan Laura Walubengo, a web editor with DSTV online in Nairobi watched the scene unfold at the mall.
You've heard about Parking Day, right? Well, the idea is to reclaim open space one parking spot at a time to demonstrate that cities are for people, not just for trucks and cars. Do you think this will go over well in one of Ireland's busiest cities?
Reporter Jill Replogle, of the public radio collaboration Fronteras Desk, follows up with a family from Iraq who moved to San Diego as refugees six months ago. Now, Replogle finds that some members of the family are struggling to adjust to their new life.
One of the frustrations driving some of the protestors in Egypt is unemployment and low wages. One repercussion is that in Egypt today, many young people can't afford to get married and set up a home. Daniel Estrin reports from Cairo.
Host Marco Werman introduces us to a song by the Cairo band Wust el Balad. It is an anthem of sorts for Egyptian youth who relate to its lyrical metaphor for their dead-end lives. "Mom, I want to get married (but I don't have any money.")
Hundreds of people stood in line in Cairo on Friday, waiting to get into Tahrir Square, the center of the anti-government protests. Ursula Lindsey stopped to speak to a few of them, and sent us this report.
Bruce Wallace reports on an anthology of Afghan-American writing from mostly younger writers. Much of the writing addresses the difficulties of adapting to life in the US, as well as the difficulties of going back to Afghanistan.
The Egyptian economy is taking a beating, while the anti-government demonstrations continue. But life in Egypt is starting to feel a little more normal, as banks and businesses re-open. The World's Matthew Bell reports.
Lisa Mullins speaks with Teru Kuwayama of Basetrack, a media project following a US Marine battalion's deployment in Afghanistan. Basetrack's embedded journalists were unexpectedly asked to leave the battalion.
What's it like to practice the same line of work as your spouse? Novelist Naeem Murr wrote about that marriage for the Poetry Foundation. We brought him together with his wife, Averill Curdy, for both sides of the story.