Cash Brings Some Relief to Oil-Polluted Nigerian Community
A pair of oil spills in 2008 and 2009 polluted the waters around the town of Bodo, in Nigeria’s southern Rivers State. A settlement between the Shell oil company and the affected community that was negotiated in January put cash in the pockets of townspeople, but it did not undo the environmental damage to the area around Bodo.
Israeli Prime Minister Takes Case Against Iran Nuclear Deal to Congress
Benjamin Netanyahu makes a controversial and long-awaited speech to Congress Tuesday. He's expected to warn lawmakers of the consequences of a nuclear deal with Iran, saying any agreement risks his country's security. Nancy Cordes reports from Capitol Hill, where an overflow crowd is expected for the Israeli leader.
Nigeria's Boko Haram Releases Beheading Video Echoing Islamic State
Nigeria's Islamist sect Boko Haram released a video purporting to show it beheading two men, its first online posting using advanced graphics and editing techniques reminiscent of footage from Islamic State.
South African Street Dance Aims to Go Professional
Street Beat, a new program of the South African 'Dance Umbrella' festival, chose 12 street dance groups to showcase their work. 'Pantsula' is a style born in the townships in the 90s and becoming increasingly professional.
Fighting in Sudan's South Kordofan Fuels Mass Displacement
Heavy fighting in Sudan's South Kordofan state is causing hundreds of thousands to flee into uncertain conditions. Local aid organizations estimate as many as 400,000 civilians have been internally displaced since the conflict began more than three years ago, while another 250,000 have fled across the border to refugee camps in South Sudan.
Kenya's Ol Pejeta Conservancy Driving Animals Away from Humans
In Laikipia, Kenyan rangers are driving game farther into a 36,000 hectare conservancy to protect the animals from conflict with encroaching humans. Lenny Ruvaga went along as wildlife officials used trucks and helicopters in the Ol Pejeta conservancy to protect game from being killed by locals either for food or protection. He brings us this report.
The European Union renewed for another year its sanctions against Zimbabwe, including a travel ban and asset freeze on President Robert Mugabe and his wife, according to a notice on Friday in the EU's Official Journal.