Myanmar's military junta is attempting to throw out a case at the International Court of Justice that alleges it committed genocide against the country’s Rohingya minority. But a rights group is questioning the court's decision to allow the military regime to represent the country in the first place.
The genre "world music" is hard to define: It covers a broad range of styles and is constantly evolving. Take, for instance, the Gambian-English band JuJu — they derive equal inspiration from traditional West African music as they do from classic punk.
Scientists have long thought there were certain signs of intelligence only shared by humans and chimpanzees. So they were startled to find one of those characteristics in a fish — a very smart fish, yes, but still a regular old coral trout. Meanwhile in Africa, Gambian legislators plan to increase the punishment for anyone convicted of being habitually gay to life in prison. And a doctor discusses the cruel impact of Ebola in Africa, in today's Global Scan.
When Augustine Kanjia came to Worcester, Massachusetts, he'd been nearly killed by rebels, threatened by the Gambian government and forced to come to the US with little more than what he could carry. But what he found in the New England city was a warm welcome — that's made him truly believe Worcester is his forever home.
If you serve as a volunteer, you know that it can feel good to devote your time to assisting others in need. But do you ever feel that you’re performing a job that deserves a paycheck? Volunteers around the world weigh in.
British guitarist Justin Adam and Gambian musician Juldeh Camara make up the Afro-beat duo Juju.
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has vowed to kill all 47 death-row inmates by mid-September. Marco Werman speaks to Alhagie Sowe of Vancouver, British Columbia. He heard that his brother had been executed on a radio news report.
A newspaper in the nation of Gambia claimed the President of Gambia received awards from the White House. Turns out Yahya Jammeh did not. Anchor Marco Werman gets details from Frank Smyth, Washington representive for the Committee to Protect Journalists.