Security personnel investigate the site of a bombing that killed Egypt’s top prosecutor, Hisham Barakat, in Cairo, Egypt, June 29, 2015.

Egypt in crisis?

It's been two years since the Egyptian military ousted democratically-elected president Mohammed Morsi, replacing him with Army Gen. Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi. Al-Sisi has promised stability but his time as...

Media crackdown in Ethiopia

Ethiopia's parliamentary elections are set to be held May 24th, but there is little doubt the ruling party will win an overwhelming majority amidst a crackdown on independent media and political...

Pope Francis and the media

Just over two years since Pope Francis was elected to lead Catholics around the world, Global Journalist's Jason McLure sits down with three Catholic news agency journalists who have covered the Pontiff and...

What happened to #BringBackOurGirls?

This episode of Global Journalist is audio only. Remember the social media campaign #BringBackOurGirls? It was meant to draw attention to the kidnapping of 276 Nigerian girls, who were taken from their...

Ebola epidemic continues

Since our last program on Ebola, the death toll from the disease has more than doubled to 4,800. U.S. and Spanish aid workers sickened by Ebola also transmitted it to medical workers in the U.S. and in...

Ebola in West Africa

There has been a lot of media coverage lately dedicated to the spread of the Ebola virus in Africa, which is estimated to have killed at least 2,300 people. The outbreak began in December 2013, when the...
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Al Shabaab on the offensive in Kenya

The militant group Al Shabaab has wreaked havoc across East Africa throughout the decade. A cell of Al Qaeda, the group has launched attacks on civilians throughout Somalia, Kenya and Uganda, and is...

Conflict in the Central African Republic

The Central African Republic may not be a country on everyone's radar, but for the past two and a half years, it has been the scene of a bloody conflict that's left thousands dead and tens of thousands more...