South Africa has one of the highest incarceration rates in the world, with roughly 1 in 300 people behind bars. This has inspired a growing number of prison outreach programs. In Cape Town, one such program isn't turning criminals into angels.
Recent U.S. cables leaked by the WikiLeaks website show al-Qaida gaining a foothold in the Sahel, a lawless region in the Sahara desert, straddling the African nations of Niger, Mali, Mauritania and Algeria.
His country is on the brink of "genocide," Ivory Coast's new ambassador to the United Nations has warned.And NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton reports that the ambassador says homes are being marked in Ivory Coast according to the ethnic origin of their residents -- a classic tactic at times when factions