Pakistani Government, Protesters Seek Solution to Impasse

About 2,000 demonstrators gather on main road outside parliament for a second day on Thursday, hours after talks begin on how to end turmoil More

Column: If Maliki Can Go, Why Not Assad?

US, international community should revive efforts to find political solution to remove Bashar al-Assad, unite Syrians against Islamic State militants More


Feature Story

Women choose Dutch tomatoes at a supermarket in downtown Moscow, Aug. 7, 2014.

Amid Defiant Russian Sanctions, Serious Doubts About Economic Future

Kremlin hopes import ban on Western food goods will bolster domestic production; experts say that may be wishful thinking More


Featured Videos

Your JavaScript is turned off or you have an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player.
African Media Tries to Educate Public About Ebolai
X
George Putic
August 20, 2014 8:57 PM
While the Ebola epidemic continues to claim lives in West Africa, information technology specialists, together with radio and TV reporters, are battling misinformation and prejudice about the disease - using social media to educate the public about the deadly virus. VOA’s George Putic has more.
Video

Video African Media Tries to Educate Public About Ebola

While the Ebola epidemic continues to claim lives in West Africa, information technology specialists, together with radio and TV reporters, are battling misinformation and prejudice about the disease - using social media to educate the public about the deadly virus. VOA’s George Putic has more.
Video

Video Ferguson Calls For Justice as Anger, Violence Grips Community

Violence, anger and frustration continue to grip the small St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri. Protests broke out after a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager on August 9. The case has sparked outrage around the nation and prompted the White House to send U.S. Attorney Eric Holder to the small community of just over 20,000 people. VOA’s Mary Alice Salinas has more from Ferguson.
Video

Video Family Robots - The Next Big Thing?

Robots that can help us with daily chores like cooking and cleaning are a long way off, but automatons that serve as family companions may be much closer. Researchers in the United States, France, Japan and other countries are racing to build robots that can entertain and perform some simpler tasks for us. VOA’s George Putic reports.
Video

Video In Ukraine, Fear and Distrust Remain Where Fighting has Stopped

As the Ukrainian military reclaims control of eastern cities from pro-Russian separatists, residents are getting a chance to rebuild their lives. VOA's Gabe Joselow reports from the town of Kramatorsk in Donetsk province, where a sense of fear is still in the air, and distrust of the government in Kyiv still runs deep.
Video

Video Five Patients Given Experimental Ebola Drug Said to Be Improving

The World Health Organization has approved the use of experimental treatments for Ebola patients in West Africa. The Ebola outbreak there is unprecedented, the disease deadly. The number of people who have died from Ebola has surpassed 1,200. VOA's Carol Pearson reports on the ethical considerations of allowing experimental drugs to be used.
Video

Video In Rural Kenya, Pressure Builds Against Female Circumcision

In some Kenyan communities, female genital mutilation remains a rite of passage. But activists are pushing back, with education for girls and with threats of punishment those who perform the circumcision. Mohammed Yusuf looks at the practice in the rural eastern community of Tharaka-Nithi.
Video

Video Leading The Fight Against Islamic State, Kurds Question Iraqi Future

Western countries including the United States have begun arming the Kurdish Peshmerga forces in northern Iraq to aid their battle against extremist Sunni militants from the Islamic State. But there are concerns that a heavily-armed Kurdistan Regional Government, or KRG, might seek to declare independence and cause the break-up of the Iraqi state. As Henry Ridgwell reports from London, the KRG says it will only seek greater autonomy from Baghdad.
Video

Video China Targets Overseas Assets of Corrupt Officials

As China presses forward with its anti-graft effort, authorities are targeting corrupt officials who have sent family members and assets overseas. The efforts have stirred up a debate at home on exactly how many officials take that route and how likely it is they will be caught. Rebecca Valli has this report.
Video

Video Ukrainian Businesses Look for Alternatives to Russia

With tensions continuing to rise with Russia, Ukrainian businesses are looking for opportunities elsewhere. VOA's Gabe Joselow reports on the economic changes taking place in Ukraine from the eastern town of Kharkiv, near the Russian border.

USA

People stand in prayer after marching about a mile to the police station to protest the shooting of Michael Brown, Aug. 20, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo.

Multimedia Ferguson, Missouri Streets Calm After Days of Violence

Police official says authorities responded to fewer incidents, noting there were no shootings, Molotov cocktails or fires More

Asia

Pakistani police officers stand guard near the Parliament building after tens of thousands of protesters entered Islamabad's high-security Red Zone the night before, five days after arriving in the capital from the eastern city of Lahore in convoys, in Is

Pakistani Government, Protesters Seek Solution to Impasse

About 2,000 demonstrators gather on main road outside parliament for a second day on Thursday, hours after talks begin on how to end turmoil More

Africa

Liberian defense minister Brownie Samukai

Liberia’s Defense Minister: Soldiers Did Not Fire on Protesters

Brownie Samukai says soldiers acted appropriately in enforcing quarantine efforts aimed as containing the Ebola outbreak More

Middle East

President Barack Obama arrives to speak in Edgartown, Mass., Aug. 20, 2014, about the killing of American journalist James Foley by militants with the Islamic State extremist group.

Video US Acknowledges Unsuccessful Syria Rescue Attempt

Officials say air and ground operation was not successful because hostages were not present at targeted location More

Arts & Entertainment

Photographer Jim Marshall, a member of the Foundation for the Preservation of Historical Heritage, photographs pages of a book in Bosnia's National Library in Sarajevo, Aug. 19, 2014.

Experts Launch Project to Digitize Neglected Bosnian Heritage

Project promises to make available records, papers detailing turbulent past, most notably events surrounding the 1914 Sarajevo assassination that triggered WWI More

Europe

FILE - Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, left, and Minister of Economical Development and Trade of Ukraine Pavlo Sheremeta, center, exchange signed documents while meeting in Kiev,Ukraine, July 17, 2014.

Ukraine Economy Minister Resigns, Cites Frustrations

Pavlo Sheremeta is latest official to resign this month having been put into office after former President Viktor Yanukovych was swept out of office More

VOA Special Report


Carnage and mayhem are part of daily life in northern Nigeria, the result of a terror campaign by the Islamist group Boko Haram. Fears are growing that Nigeria’s government may not know how to counter it, and may be making things worse. More

News Alerts From VOA

New in Music Alley

The Hamilton Live

Paquito D'Rivera, who has won 12 Grammys, is celebrated both for his artistry in Latin jazz and his achievements as a classical composer. D'Rivera's latest project, “Jazz Meets the Classics,” was released this month. He joins us on the latest edition of "The Hamilton Live."

Special Project

Blogs

What Our Readers Are Saying

Pentagon: US Special Forces Tried to Rescue Journalist Who Was Beheaded

Latest Comment (38 total)

Charlie Brown: This barbaric outrage must not be allowed to escape the focus and attention ... More

Israeli Airstrikes Kill Wife, Child of Hamas Military Leader

Latest Comment (15 total)

Scott D. Mendelson: If Mohammed Deif learned that Hamas rockets killed an Israeli wife and child, ... More