Despite overall improvement in the Ivory Coast's capital of Abidjan, access to health care remains a problem.
There are unique challenges ahead for Afghanistan's growing journalistic community.
The rise of commercial hunting in Ecuador is disrupting the balance of the Ecuadorian ecosystem.
A recent report estimated that 12 tons of bushmeat is sold every year at the Pompeya market and most of the bushmeat is being hunted by the native Huaorani.
Nearly 50 species of animals are traded each year in the markets and the impact of the large scale poaching is causing problems for the environment. The hunting of large mammals is impacting seed dispersal and allowing for less control on the growth of smaller seed-eating rodents.
Scientists fear Ecuador's rainforest is under threat from the bushmeat trade and illegal commercial hunting by the native Huaorani.
Damon Tabor on illegal gold mining activity in the jungles of French Guiana, where police all the way from France are trying to put an end to the practice.
Vanessa Gezari speaks about the ways that Western media organizations can, in time, help contribute to a better and freer media environment in Afghanistan.
One year after the earthquake, a look at the current status and the future of Haiti.
Rape of women and children is reportedly on the rise in the camps in Haiti. Michel Martin interviews Lisa Armstrong about the women she has encountered and the stories they have shared.
In an effort to boost the country's tourism industry after years of Maoist insurgency, Nepal is marketing itself as a destination for gay and lesbian visitors.
The uneasy co-existence of a Maoist rebel army and the national army leaves Nepal and its neighbors on edge.
The dispute over whether the oil rich area of Abyei belongs to the north or south could reignite the Sudanese civil war.
For the first time in decades, scientists from Cuba and the US are officially collaborating on Gulf of Mexico research. Lygia Navarro reports from Sarasota, Florida.