Many people in the small southern African country of Lesotho are poor. Lots of children start working at a young age and can't attend school. Now in evening classes, they're learning reading, writing and arithmetic.
War, famine and poverty are devastating Yemen. Millions of people are in dire need of food and medical supplies. Among the worst-affected are young mothers and their kids. Gouri Sharma and Mohamed Hussein report.
MP3 players are being used as a valuable source of information for health and general well-being. A German couple are distributing the portable devices to improve the lives of illiterate women in rural areas.
The mockery of pastoralist Fulani over their enthusiasm for cows has made way for the slurs of "terrorists" and "militia" as disputes with others in West Africa lead to bloodshed. In Nigeria they face other problems too.
The latest extreme poverty estimates from the World Bank revealed that Africa is lagging behind the rest of the world. Development expert Francisco Ferreira says it's not too late to turn things around.
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