“Code red” is a way of life in Israeli town
In the town of Sderot on Israel's southern border, mortar shells and rockets fired by Palestinian militants are daily part of life.
Posted: January 5, 2009 20:11
Thailand’s “Mr. Condom” battles AIDS
In Thailand, AIDS remains a leading cause of death despite significant successes against the disease.
Posted: December 18, 2008 11:43
Contaminated drug imports threaten Americans
The majority of drugs in the U.S. contain ingredients that are produced overseas, often with no oversight by the Food and Drug Administration.
Posted: December 17, 2008 14:41
Rape as a weapon of war in DR Congo
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, war has raged for more than a decade. The United Nations estimates that 200,000 women and children have been raped in that time, some victims as young as three years old.
Posted: December 16, 2008 19:08
Black flies blind river villagers in Tanzania
Onchocerciasis, or river blindness, affects almost 40 million people -- most of them in Africa.
Posted: December 15, 2008 15:39
Rwanda aims for one laptop per child
Once a site of Rwanda's 1994 genocide, the town of Rwamagana is now going online thanks to the One Laptop Per Child program.
Posted: December 11, 2008 12:11
Free healthcare but long lines in Uganda
Uganda suffers from an extreme shortage of health workers, particularly in more remote rural areas.
Posted: December 10, 2008 23:53
Mountain gorillas rustle through Uganda’s forest
Uganda's Bwindi Forest is home to almost half of the world's remaining mountain gorillas, an endangered species. Correspondent Martin Seemungal treks through the wilderness to observe some of the rare creatures in their natural habitat.
Posted: December 9, 2008 10:33
Women rank high in Rwanda’s government
Rwanda's parliament is 56 percent female -- the first in the world in which women hold a majority (45 out of 80) of seats.
Posted: December 8, 2008 10:57
Blogwatch / Video
Muslim insurgency simmers in southern Thailand
Beyond the recent turmoil in Bangkok, a violent Muslim insurgency has emerged in Thailand's south.
Posted: December 4, 2008 22:01