Most Shared Stories Tagged: East Africa

Drought in East Africa Causes Crisis

For three seasons in a row, the rains in parts of East Africa have failed to come, resulting in a drought more severe than many can remember. Cattle have been particularly hard hit in areas where many of the pastoralist people depend on beef as their main

Tree Planting for Carbon Raises Questions

More than a decade ago nations agreed that richer countries should pay poorer countries for "clean development" that reduces carbon emissions. The first tree carbon project in Africa under this agreement is now underway. But the trees aren't native, and t

Music Heard on Air

Tunes spun on The World between our reports for June 10, 2011. Artists featured are: John McCormack, Just A Band, AfroCubism, Pell Mell, Oki Dub Ainu Band, Senge, Oran Etkin.