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Africa

Morocco Embraces Multilingualism

Morocco has doubled down on multilingualism to prop up an education system widely seen as inferior to that of past generations. What does this mean for students and teachers?

Cairo's Drivers' Roundabout

Egypt's drivers say poor quality roads dictate that they break traffic rules. The country's road planners say it's pointless to make improvements if people won't abide by traffic regulations.

World Faces Global Sand Shortage

Sand is the key ingredient that makes modern life possible. And we are starting to run out. Vince Beiser talks about the crisis with Morning Edition's David Greene.   

Mary Wiltenburg Finalist for Livingston, Dart Awards

In 2010, Mary Wiltenburg was named a finalist for the 2009 Livingston Awards and the Dart Awards for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma for her Christian Science Monitor series on a Tanzanian refugee resettling in the United States.

Interview with Falling Whistles

Sean Carasso founded Falling Whistles, non-profit that campaigns for peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo and sells whistles to rehabilitate war-affected children.

From Drought to Flood - Water Images Across the Globe

Water issues affect us all, from the women who spend hours daily fetching water to political battles over international rivers to melting icepack and rising sea levels. We are all downstream.

Worldwide, just under 900 million people lack reliable access to safe water that is free from disease and industrial waste. And forty percent do not have access to adequate sanitation facilities. The result is one of the world's greatest public health crisis: 4,500 children die every day from waterborne diseases, more than from HIV-AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined.

Rebuilding Hope Screens at Rwanda Film Festival

Jen Marlowe and David Morse's documentary Rebuilding Hope screened at the sixth annual Rwanda Film Festival (also known as Hillywood), which shows films both in Kigali and the countryside. The festival took place July 11-28, 2010.

In Focus: Sudan - Why Should We Care?

From a practical standpoint, it may be difficult to see any strategic value in Sudan. But it is important to see that there are both humanitarian and strategic reasons for working to stabilize Sudan before and after the 2011 referendum.