Leaders from north eastern Kenya now say they indeed know the identities of the youth who have fallen victim to religious radicalization in the country: what’s more, they say they will reveal their identities to the authorities.
Meet the Vodou Priestess Summoning Healing Spirits in Post-Earthquake Haiti
Broadly teams up with Academy Award-winning director, Lucy Walker in search of healing in Haiti. We travel to the heart of Port-au-Prince, Haiti to join Priestess Manbo Katy as she summons the spirits to help heal her community. (Vice)
As Many Lose Interest in ‘Bring Back Our Girls,’Some Vow Not to Forget
Since world leaders and celebrities showed their support for the “Bring Back Our Girls” campaign last spring, what has become of efforts to find and return the young female mass kidnapping victims of Boko Haram? Jonathan Miller of Independent Television News reports that many in Nigeria have lost interest in their fate, but a dedicated group keeps vigil.
Oscar Nominee Abderrahmane Sissako to Head Student, Short Films Jury at Cannes
Cannes Film Festival organizers said Tuesday that Director Abderrahmane Sissako, whose Timbuktu is nominated for the best foreign-language Oscar this year, will serve as president of the Cinefondation, or student, and short film jury at this year’s festival. Timbuktu, which brought home the French Lumiere award for best film and best director earlier this month and is also nominated for both categories in the Cesar awards later this week, was one of the critical favorites at last year’s...
Nigeria’s Ogonis Divided Over Resuming Oil Production
More than two decades ago, Nigeria’s Ogoni people forced Shell oil company to cease drilling on their land, saying it was polluting the environment. Now, some Ogonis say it’s time for the oil to flow once again.
Many Cubans on Isla de Juventud in Cuba live in homes once owned by Americans before the revolution, which begs the question as US-Cuba relations thaw: Could U.S. families be compensated for their seized property?
Activists Criticize Kenya for Putting Muslim Groups on Shabaab Supporters' List
Rights groups criticized Kenya's government on Tuesday for including two prominent Muslim groups on a list of possible supporters of al Shabaab, the Somali Islamists behind this month's Garissa university attack that killed 148 people.
Brazilian Badminton Sways to Samba | The New York Times
The favela of Chacrinha in Rio de Janeiro is home to Brazil's first Olympic badminton player. His father, Sebastião Dias de Oliveira, explains how he introduced badminton to the community using samba. (The New York Times)
At Least 22 Killed In Clashes In Central African Republic
At least 22 people have been killed in two days of clashes in Central African Republic, witnesses said on Tuesday, as foreign troops struggle to curb cycles of violence between Muslim and Christian communities.