Filmmaker Phuong-Cac Nguyen spoke with The World about lowriding culture in Brazil and her short documentary, ‘South American Cholo.’
On Tuesday, South Africa correspondent Anders Kelto joined The World’s Facebook page for a live chat around his ongoing series, “School Year: Learning, Poverty, and Success in a South African Township.” Here is the transcript of the discussion.
In Cape Town, most black students grow up speaking Xhosa. It’s one of South Africa’s eleven official languages. But at COSAT, many students would rather spend their time perfecting their English.
In Khayelitsha, police are often accused of not doing their job. Citizens say they are forced to take justice into their own hands. Alleged criminals are often put to death by mobs, in full view of children.
President Obama’s salary announcement Wednesday got us thinking about what other heads-of-state make around the world. Here’s a few highlights.
The interviews with the fake pirates have made it into the venerable pages of Time magazine and have been broadcast in documentaries, one of which was reportedly shown in some 18 countries across the world.
Do you have a story to share about safety on transportation in your city?
“Better Mus’ Come” is the first feature film by Jamaican director Storm Saulter. It’s a love story set in Kingston in the late 1970s.
A group of COSAT students visited the Cape Town Holocaust Centre, then gave a presentation to their school. Some of their conclusions and insights were rather surprising.
When Steve Bucci agreed to talk to The World about the invasion of Iraq I expected to run into lots of defensive deflection. Bucci was part of the inner circle at the Pentagon at the time of the invasion, as a military assistant to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld [...]
The funeral of one of Pakistan’s top development workers – shot dead on Wednesday – has been held in Karachi. Parveen Rehman was killed by four gunmen while traveling in her car near the western Orangi area of the city. Rehman talked about threats to her life in a 2012 story on The World.
“We created Chavez,” he said, passing the foi gras. “We spent the last half a century building bigger walls around our properties rather than trying to improve our country. He is entirely of our making.”
The honeymoon is over for Germany’s 11th federal president: after a relatively good start into his tenure, Joachim Gauck has now managed to draw the ire of Germany’s feminists. [...]
A group of women in Nairobi’s Kibera slum spent the last year operating a public bathroom. It was built to offer a safe place to shower and counter the gender violence that erupted following the 2007 election.