Just a few months into its rollout, COVAX is now short tens of millions of doses. It has shipped some 50 million vaccines to low- and middle-income countries. It’s a fraction of what it had hoped to get out by now, and an even tinier fraction of what’s actually needed.
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.
In Northern Africa, al-Qaida's affiliate has carried out a series of attacks in recent weeks. The violence has raised concerns in the United States and Europe. New York Times reporter Eric Schmitt joins The Takeaway with more.
Today's answer is Mauritania, the next stop on a fantastical flight led by pilot Neil Laughton. Laughton is travelling in a flying car from London, England, to Timbuktu in Mali. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Laughton about his "Chitty-Chitty, Bang-Bang"-style adventure.