Organizations large and small -- from the World Bank to local NGOs -- are working to eliminate public health scourges in Africa. Do you think the United States has a moral obligation to do more to alleviate hunger and disease around the world?
Africa often makes headlines for its post-colonial civil wars, corrupt politicians, extreme poverty and malnourished populations. But increasingly across the continent, technological advancement, economic might and social changes are presenting another image of Africa.
Worldfocus travels to Egypt, Kenya, Liberia, Rwanda, South Africa and Tanzania to report on the 21st century version of Africa, where women are forging political revolutions, cell phones are leapfrogging over the digital divide and China is cultivating friendships with African nations.
"The Other Africa" is a collection of signature videos, interviews, online radio shows, reporter observations and analysis from the field and blogger perspectives.
The Other Africa
The western African country of Ghana is an increasingly modern society. But some old ways endure -- the country's largest tribe, the Ashanti, still have their own king.
Jeffrey Barbee of Global Post traveled to Mozambique to explore a pristine rain forest discovered only four years ago. Scientists are now scouting the forests to discover species of plants and animals unknown to science until now.
PBS Wide Angle's film "The Market Maker" features the story of one woman's efforts to combat a seemingly never-ending cycle of famine in Ethiopia by creating that country's very first commodities exchange.
Accra, the capital city of Ghana, was host to U.S. President Barack Obama's recent trip to Africa, during which he warned African nations they need to take care of themselves. A Worldfocus contributing blogger visited Accra and describes how the city has improved over the past decade.
U.S. President Barack Obama's message in Ghana on Saturday was described as a kind of "tough love," encouraging democracy and at the same time warning African nations they need to take care of themselves. Yaw Nyarko of New York University discusses why Obama chose Ghana and what is at stake for the U.S. in Africa.
In urging Congress to spend $60 billion over the next six years on health aid to other nations, U.S. President Barack Obama called for an integrated approach -- fight AIDS, but at the same time, combat other preventable disease that kill millions of people each year. In Kenya, a health project is taking that very approach.
Despite a long ban, poachers in Africa continue to kill thousands of elephants each year for the money they can make from the tusks. But now, says Michael Novacek of the American Museum of Natural History, scientists are using a sophisticated dating method to fight back.
Worldfocus.org's weekly radio show explored the political, economic and social implications of the rise of women power players in Africa. Listen now. Micheline Ravololonarisoa, Lynn Sherr and Aili Mari Tripp joined the conversation.