Hundreds of garment factories reopened in Bangladesh after three days of protests about pay and working conditions. We hear from some survivors of the devastating factory collapse in Dhaka. Also, an Italian photographer documents old Hollywood sets in North Africa. And the power of political cartoons to rattle despots and citizens alike. Those stories and more on PRI’s The World.
South Sudan is not quite two years old. The world’s newest country was created in July 2011, after decades of fighting a civil war against the north. But it is now facing its own internal rebellion. The army there is being accused of terrorizing its own people in the eastern state of Jonglei.
Tunes spun on The World between our reports for May 17, 2013 by the following artists: John Williams, Kerekes Band, Habib Koite & Bambada, Ali Akbar Kahn, Jose Zeca Neves, Drumagick.
As the warlike rhetoric continues from North Korea, we look at what capabilities Pyongyang actually possesses. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with former US negotiator, Joel Wit.
A Sudan-born reporter saw the need for a modern, intelligent, female heroine and has come out with a new super heroine, Rayann Lawsonia.
How an oil spill in Arkansas could derail a proposed pipeline to Canada. Also, remembering a Canadian politician who championed Alberta’s oil sands. And, why Sudanese middle-class women are now heading to the gym.
Sudan traditionally prized plumpness in women, but rising rates of diabetes, combined with global images of beauty, are convincing middle-class women in Khartoum to head to the gym to lose weight.
Tunes spun on The World between our reports for April 2, 2013. Artists featured include two tracks from Kaleidoscope Jukebox, Super Hi-Fi, Pedrito Martinez and Hugh Masekela.
Israel has quietly begun repatriating hundreds of Sudanese immigrants in recent months. The move raises questions about the migrants’ legal status in Israel and possible dangers they face back home in Sudan.
Tunes spun on The World between our reports for February 27, 2013. Artists featured are: Govi, Bela Fleck, Oki Dub Ainu Band, Luca Mundaca, Vieux Farka Toure, Van Cliburn.
We wanted to know your questions about the rapidly unfolding and complex drama in Mali. We received several questions from readers. The BBC’s Defense and Diplomatic Correspondent Jonathan Marcus offer these responses.
Many of the sons, daughters and grandchildren of the displaced Nubian generation are scattered around the world. Recently, some told their cultural story at a Nubian arts revival in the US.
Ahmed Gallab was born in Sudan and raised in the US. In his early 20s he gained a measure of indie-rock fame playing with groups such as Of Montreal and Yeasayer. But it’s his solo project Sinkane that seems to be drawing him back to his African roots.
Edith Doh-Taka from Cameroon is in a bind many refugees and asylum-seekers in the US face – living in a new country without health insurance. That is slated to change soon. Refugees, as legal immigrants, are eligible for the same protections and benefits as US citizens under the Affordable Care Act.
A beef processing plant in Alberta, Canada has been shut down, and nearly two thousand beef products have been recalled.