Bill and Melinda Gates, whose foundation seeks to address worldwide needs in areas including health and education, describe their initiatives and decision-making process.
Results of two studies conducted in Africa show that circumcision can cut the rate of HIV infection in heterosexual men by 50 percent. Meanwhile the Bush administration is launching a new anti-malaria initiative. An expert discusses combating these diseases and the role of international organizations. Continue reading
Conflict diamonds, gems that are illegally sold to fund civil wars and rebel conflicts, are in the spotlight this month with the release of ‘Blood Diamond,’ a movie based on this underground trade. Experts discuss the films impact on the diamond trade. Continue reading
Gun battles between supporters of the two leading candidates in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s first free presidential election in 40 years followed the announcement Sunday that a runoff will be held Oct. 29. Continue reading
World health experts and community leaders gathered in Toronto for the 16th International AIDS Conference. Former NewsHour correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault, who attended the conference, discusses the ideas put forth. Continue reading
Ethiopian troops rolled into the Somali town of Baidoa Thursday, Somali residents and other witnesses reported, in an effort to bolster the country’s transitional government currently under threat from Islamic militants. Continue reading
Campaigning officially began Thursday in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s first free presidential election since the country gained independence in 1960. Continue reading
Islamic militias that recently took control of the Somali capital Mogadishu after nearly a decade of warlord rule are drawing widespread support among Somali citizens for their efforts to stabilize the troubled nation. Continue reading