Since the start of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, many European countries have been trying to find ways to reduce their dependence on Russian energy. One place they’re starting to look is West Africa, where Senegal and Mauritania are capitalizing on recent discoveries of natural gas. But many locals are wondering how much they will benefit from their own country’s resources.
Noura Mint Seymali is from Mauritania and she wants to make sure women, especially women in Africa, get their yearly breast cancer screenings. Seymali helps raise awareness through a song.
Mauritian musician Daby Touré recently released his latest record called "Amonafi." On the album, Touré sings about displacement, especially all the people he's seen leave Africa for Europe.
Everyone is buzzing about the Oscar nominations, which were released Thursday morning. But where do you start? If you care about global issues, here are a few suggestions.
Mauritanian singer Noura Mint Seymali comes from a prominent family of griots—keepers of traditional musical and story. She’s spicing up that tradition, and trying to introduce it to the world.
Mali's split in two, the north controlled by a coalition of separatists and Islamic terrorists, the south governed by a weak, coalition government. Thousands have fled the sharia law implemented in the north, but there's no sign of an imminent resolution to the situation, despite months of talk.
Maal traveled the region with aid group Oxfam to witness first hand, the drought and food crisis there.
To help us understand more about self-immolation and those who commit it, we are joined by Michael Biggs, a lecturer in the Department of Sociology, at the University of Oxford, who has been studying this form of protest.
Marco Werman speaks with Abigail Haworth, Senior International editor for the U.S. edition of Marie Claire magazine. She reported on the practice of force-feeding young girls in Mauritania, a country where big is considered more beautiful.
Security and counterterrorism officials are concerned that a group affiliated with Al Qaeda is gaining strength in North Africa. The group is called ?Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb?. New York Times reporter Eric Schmitt speaks with Anchor Jeb Sharp.