U.S. Diplomat Warns Burundi President of Serious Violence Concerns
A senior United States diplomat told Burundi president Pierre Nkurunziza in a meeting on Thursday that the U.S. government has "serious concerns" about tensions in the east African country, and urged him to allow peaceful protests.
Liberians Pressure Government to Prevent Human Trafficking
Protesters have gathered in front of the U.S. Embassy in Liberia's capital, asking it to put pressure on Liberian officials to bring back some 60 young Liberian women allegedly trafficked into Lebanon between 2011 and 2012.
Will Islam Become World's Largest Religion by 2070?
Islam is one of the world's younger religions – and it's on track to be the world's largest sometime this century. That’s the headline of "The Future of World Religions," a new survey by the Pew Research Center.
Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir at the last minute canceled a trip to Indonesia for a summit this week, a government official said, in what would have been his first trip outside of Africa or the Middle East in nearly four years.
South Africa's Zulu King Wants End to 'Vile' Xenophobic Attacks
South Africa's influential Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini described recent anti-immigrant attacks as "vile" on Monday, defending himself against claims previous comments he made about foreigners sparked the unrest.
Alleged Traffickers Charged as Migrant Deaths Mount
Two accused smugglers are under arrest after what may be Europe's worst migrant sea disaster. Many of the passengers were trying to flee from Africa, hoping for a better life in Europe. More than 800 people are feared drowned in the incident, and the disaster has forced Europe to confront the deadly business of human trafficking.
New Test Set to Be Game Changer in Eradicating Malaria
The World Health Organization estimates 3.4 billion people are at risk of malaria, with children under the age of five and pregnant women being the most vulnerable. As World Malaria Day approaches (April 25), mortality rates are falling, and a new test -- well into the last stage of trials -- is having positive results in Kenya.
What's Behind the Xenophobic Violence in South Africa?
Over the weekend, South African leader Jacob Zuma canceled a trip overseas, following a wave of xenophobic violence against immigrants. David Smith of the Guardian joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Johannesburg to discuss the backlash.