Publications

PRI's The World

Mali: Tuareg Nomads of the Sahara

Peter Gwin told PRI's The World that Tuaregs aren’t helping Muammar Qaddafi hide; only a few fought for the dictator against Libyan rebels, yet the fall of Qaddafi is forcing them to flee.

What Afghans Think About the War

Afghans living in rural villages are unaware of many newsworthy events--like the death of Osama Bin Laden--because they do not have access to a television or computer.

Bushmeat Market and Degradation of the Ecuadorian Rainforest

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.

Sudan Split Over Oil

The dispute over whether the oil rich area of Abyei belongs to the north or south could reignite the Sudanese civil war.

Farming and Famine in Nigeria

A generation ago, the African nation of Nigeria launched a plan to embrace modern farming. But today the country is more dependent than ever on imported food. To find out what went wrong with these agricultural efforts, reporter David Hecht travels to a Nigerian village he first visited in the 1980s.