In this video from VII photographer Marcus Bleasdale, victims of the Lord’s Resistance Army in central Africa call upon President Obama for urgent and decisive action to neutralize the LRA.
This week, the U.N. declared a state of famine in parts of Somalia. Need to Know speaks with Adrian Edwards of the U.N.’s Refugee Agency about the unfolding humanitarian crisis in the region.
The U.N. says that nearly half of the Somali population is now in crisis.
As South Sudan prepares to become the world’s newest nation, Need to Know reports on the election and the subsequent violence in the region through the eyes of Salva Dut, a so-called Sudanese “Lost Boy.”
Alison Stewart talks to author Adam Hochschild on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Congo’s first democratically elected leader, Patrice Lumumba, by Belgian and — it is speculated — American operatives.
Tomorrow, voters in Southern Sudan will stamp their thumbprint next to a single hand, for goodbye, or a handshake, for unity.
As the people of Southern Sudan decide whether to form an independent state next week, Need to Know profiles Salva Dut, a “lost boy” of Sudan who returned to help build his homeland.