Students Become Neighbors Time Zones Apart

WASHINGTON – Relatively few students in the U.S. have opportunities to study abroad, says Mohamed Abdel-Kader, executive director of the Stevens Initiative, a public-private partnership based at the Aspen Institute in Washington, D.C.

Some estimates …

Voting Begins in Cameroon French Areas, Timid in English Zones

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON – Local and parliamentary elections have begun successfully in French-speaking areas of Cameroon but things are slow going in the English-speaking zones of the central African country where separatists fighters warned residents not …

Where Did They Go? Millions Left Wuhan Before Quarantine

SHANGHAI, CHINA – For weeks after the first reports of a mysterious new virus in Wuhan, millions of people poured out of the central Chinese city, cramming onto buses, trains and planes as the first …

Experience Handling Ebola Epidemic May Help Africa Dodge Coronavirus Bullet

GENEVA – The World Health Organization is scaling up measures to keep Africa free of the deadly coronavirus by shoring up the continent’s fragile health system and increasing preparedness efforts to tackle the potential spread …

Cyborgs, Trolls and Bots: A Guide to Online Misinformation

NEW YORK – Cyborgs, trolls and bots can fill the internet with lies and half-truths. Understanding them is key to learning how misinformation spreads online.

As the 2016 election showed, social media is increasingly used …

Rapid Urban Growth in Africa Poses Challenges

PARIS – Africa is projected to have the fastest population growth in the world over the next 30 years, and the majority of this growth will take place in urban areas. This transition is profoundly …

Human Rights Conditions Deteriorate in South Sudan

JUBA – U.N. officials say human rights conditions in South Sudan are deteriorating as a February 22 deadline for creating a transitional unity government draws near.

Three U.N. human rights commissioners who wrapped up their …