Mali Capital’s Modernization, Growth Threaten Traditional Urban Architecture.

Mali is well known for its mudbrick Sudano-Sahelian architecture, which is also seen in buildings in the capital, Bamako, one of the fastest growing cities in Africa.  But rapid modernization is also threatening the unique structures and the face of the city, as Annie Risemberg reports from Bamako.
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South Sudan Holds Peace Olympics to Foster Reconciliation.

South Sudan Holds Peace Olympics to Foster Reconciliation.

South Sudan has held a peace Olympics to help reconcile communities divided by conflict. The “Twic Olympics” this year marked its 20th anniversary, as Sheila Ponnie reports from Twic County in South Sudan. Originally published at -

From Alaska to Washington DC – Theatre Director Molly Smith Has Seen it All.

From Alaska to Washington DC – Theatre Director Molly Smith Has Seen it All.

Molly Smith, who is the artistic director of the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., has been highlighting American plays for over 20 years. Liliya Anisimova has her story, narrated by Anna Rice. Camera: Yuriy Zakrevskiy Originally published at -

To Stream or Not to Stream? COVID Turns Film Industry Upside Down.

To Stream or Not to Stream? COVID Turns Film Industry Upside Down.

Marvel tentpoles rule the box office, but the success of new films debuting on streaming services is not as easily determined Originally published at -

California Nursing Homes Use Robotic Pets to Help the Elderly.

California Nursing Homes Use Robotic Pets to Help the Elderly.

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Arab-Israeli Peace Through Olive Oil?

Arab-Israeli Peace Through Olive Oil?

In Israel’s Galilee, a group of Arab and Jewish women work together to produce and market fair trade olive oil. Originally published at -