South Sudan’s standoff

When South Sudan became a country in 2011, there was a lot of optimism in a nation where people had endured decades of conflict to win independence...

Congo’s retreat from democracy

After more than 16 years in power, the Democratic Republic of Congo's President Joseph Kabila was to step down after his term expired in...

Is fair trade really fair?

Note this program was originally released July 9, 2015. You see the label on coffee, chocolate, t-shirts and even gold, “Fair Trade.” The...

Stemming the tide

Gays and lesbians face harsh prison penalties or even death in most nations of sub-Saharan Africa. In many countries, homophobia is growing. I met...