PBS Wide Angle's web-exclusive documentary series Focal Point goes undercover with journalist and native Zimbabwean Robyn Kriel to examine life and crises in Zimbabwe.
A small section of the Sahara desert could provide as much electricity as all of the world's power plants combined. A Worldfocus contributing citizen journalist writes about Europe's desire to harness the desert's heat for solar energy and what the plans would mean for Africa.
Todd Moss of the Center for Global Development discusses whether President Barack Obama will make major changes to U.S. policy toward Africa and what approach the new president should take.
How is reverse brain drain changing the global landscape? Listen to extended interviews with Hanson Li of a China-based investment bank that recruits in the U.S. and Yeniva Sisay, who grew up in the U.S. but returned to her parents' home of Sierra Leone.
A Worldfocus contributing blogger discusses Somalia's new leader, a moderate Islamist who was driven out of power by Ethiopian forces only a few years ago.
Zimbabwe's main opposition party said it will accept a power-sharing plan and join a unity government with President Robert Mugabe. The move underscores a growing sense in the region that Zimbabwe needed a political solution so it could address its growing humanitarian crisis.
A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about anti-government violence in Madagascar, which has killed nearly 40 people, and argues that the country's political upheaval deserves more extensive coverage.
Uganda's anti-government rebel group, the Lord's Resistance Army, became notorious for kidnapping children and forcing them to take up their cause. Now, years later, some of those former rebels have returned home to their villages in Uganda, searching for redemption.
Several years after the International Criminal Court was established to prosecute serious war crimes, it is now holding its first trial. Congolese militia leader Thomas Lubanga is accused of recruiting child soldiers.
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