One former Lost Boy, Peter Biar Ajak, is hoping to institutionalize the sport of wrestling to calm the violence.
Tunes spun on The World between our reports for July 27, 2012. Artists featured are: Ali Farka Toure, Ry Cooder, Mocean Worker, Selffish, Diogal, Nogabe Randriaharimalala, Drumagick.
Rebels in Aleppo, Syria’s most populous city, are girding for battle. Host Aaron Schachter speaks with reporter Adrien Jaulmes inside Aleppo, and New Yorker staff writer Jon Lee Anderson on the outskirts of the city.
As the violence continues to spin out of control in Syria, Israel is stepping up security measures in the Golan Heights.
According to NATO, the number of “enemy-initiated attacks” has increased by eleven percent compared to a similar period last year.
A military ceremony marking the 59th anniversary of the signing of the Korean War armistace took place today in the DMZ border village of Panmunjom, the answer to the Geo Quiz.
Millions of gallons of milk go to waste globally due to improper refrigeration. But now, there are numerous efforts underway to develop cost-effective technologies to assist small farmers and dairies in keeping their milk cool.
Bibi Tanga’s globetrotting youth now serves him well as a musician. He fuses African, European and American sounds into his music.
Nearly a dozen athletes are banned from the London Olympics for doping. Indian sex workers are banned from entering the US for the international AIDS conference, so they hold a parallel AIDS conference in Kolkata in protest. And musical sleuths recreate the missing violins from King Louis XIV’s royal orchestra.
The London Summer Olympics are already over for some athletes. Bans for nine track and field athletes were announced this week after the athletes failed drug tests.
The practice of doping is believed to have been at its peak during the 1970s and 80s, and back then testing for drugs was less reliable.
Families of the Israeli athletes killed at the 1972 Munich Games continue to press for an official moment of silence at Friday’s opening ceremony in London. But Olympic officials say the ceremony is not the appropriate forum, despite growing support for it.
Most AIDS experts believe including sex workers in discussions of HIV prevention is essential if the epidemic is to be stemmed.
The BBC’s Ian Pannell reports from Aleppo, Syria, where rebels hold key parts of the city.