Senegal’s democracy is holding steady. Macky Sall won a clear victory in the Senegalese presidential elections over the weekend. He defeated longtime leader Abdoulaye Wade. Wade’s bid for a third term -- which would defy the two term limit -- had sparked violence and protest throughout the country.
The Carrier is a lyrical film that follows Mutinta Mweemba, a 28-year-old subsistence farmer. Mutinta fell in love with dreams of marriage, children and a better life, but her new husband came with two other wives.
WBEZ’s food blogger Louisa Chu is just back from a trip to Japan’s east coast, the area hit by a devastating tsunami and nuclear disaster nearly a year ago. She tells Worldview how the area’s restaurants and food industry are recovering.
Uganda desperately needs surgeons. In a country of 32 million people, there are only about a hundred specialist surgeons. As a result, accident victims with critical injuries must sometimes wait weeks or months for operations.
The world lost a remarkable person when Wangari Maathai, 71, died of ovarian cancer in September. Wangari founded the Green Belt Movement, an effort to reforest her native Kenya by paying poor women to plant trees. In 2004, she became the first African woman in history to win the Nobel Peace Prize.
Just about everyone has eaten something Italian. While pasta is a familiar staple in many American households, most African dishes haven’t made that leap. Lots of people have never even seen, let alone tasted, fu fu or egusi soup. Yet many foods eaten in the U.S.