South Sudan's declaration of independence today is a victory for the new republic and the U.S. allies who made it possible. But peace between the north and south remains elusive.
Minerals extracted in the DRC are said to fund rebel groups connected with crimes of rape and murder. Advocate groups are working to limit the use of conflict minerals in electronics like cell phones.
Gazans are rebuilding their lives and finding new ways to make money after Israel imposed an economic blockade on the region.
In Turkey, the AKP Islamist party implements policies that favor traditional family values at the expense of women’s rights.
In Turkey, the large and often ignored disabled population has found a place in politics.
In Turkey, the AKP Islamic party retained its powerful majority in the parliamentary elections.
Homosexuals and HIV-positive Haitians struggle for acceptance and adequate care in their country, where the earthquake has made their anguish many times worse.
On her first day back in Khartoum, where she is reporting on the upcoming 2011 referendum on independence for South Sudan, Rebecca Hamilton was detained by security agents for six hours.
We may be accustomed to thinking of AIDS as most rampant in distant parts of the world like Africa, India, and South Asia. But these days the epidemic is flaring up a bit closer to home, in the Caribbean. Indeed, AIDS is now the leading cause of death among adults there, and the Caribbean's rate of new infections is the second highest in the world, following just behind Sub-Saharan Africa.
In a country plagued by chronic malnutrition, government solutions keep coming up short. The real problem: poverty and income inequality.
Samuel Loewenberg narrates images from Guatemala's malnutrition clinics.