Human rights groups allege abuses in Mali during the French-led invasion. Also, using drones to protect Africa’s endangered species. And a bid in Ireland to loosen drunk driving laws to boost business at pubs.
Human rights groups say what appears to be a successful campaign in northern Mali has come at great cost to the country. Laura Lynch reports from Bamako.
Algeria has allowed journalists to visit the gas facility attacked by Islamic militants last month. The BBC’s Richard Galpin was among them, and describes the scene to anchor Marco Werman, and brings us up to date on the investigation.
Two people were killed in a suicide bomb attack outside the American embassy in Turkey’s capital, Ankara Friday.
Amina Cachalia, who’s died in Johannesberg at the age of 82, was a veteran of South Africa’s struggle against apartheid and a close friend to Nelson Mandela for more than sixty years. The World’s Alex Gallafent met her in 2011.
After rumors circulated this week about a advertising campaign warning Romanians and Bulgarians not to come to England, Romanians have just unveiled their own cheeky ads about how life is better right where they are.
Some Americans think a VW ad to be broadcast during the Super Bowl is racist because it features a white guy speaking Jamaican patois. But Jamaicans seem happy that the ad is giving their nation and culture some free publicity.
Last year, 17 journalists were killed in Syria. One of them was award-winning French photojournalist Rémi Ochlik. His friend Belgo-Tunisian Karim Ben Khelifa says Ochlik is remembered as someone who felt invested in his mission: to tell the stories of the people at the heart of the conflicts.
In the Midwest, where the immigrant population has soared in recent years, Latino farmers are breaking through cultural and language barriers to run their own farms. A new US government project is also supporting them along the way.
Conservation groups and governments across Africa are struggling to police the poachers and protect the animals. Now a wildlife conservancy in Kenya has purchased a drone to keep an eye on its precious residents.
As one farmer at the pub put it, who is going to be dumb enough to go to the police station, tell the police they’d like to drink and drive, and ask for a special permit to do so?
The legendary Coppelia park in Havana, Cuba is an outdoor ice cream parlor where very affordable, government subsidized scoops are dished out.