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"...No one put pressure on President Jammeh to stop his atrocities. ... We don't want others to feel our pain or our fate," said The Gambia's Justice Minister Abubacarr Tambadou.
There are tens of thousands of foreign-trained doctors who could help alleviate the shortage in the US, but many of them are not allowed to work.
Globally, close to 1 billion people are learning English as a Foreign Language and all of them encounter binary gender pronouns from the earliest lessons.
“We are born to be reindeer herders; it's part of our identity...It's hard to think about your life without it.”
"Our thing is 'Natives in charge of their narrative.' That's going to be our narrative for quite some time, moving forward, until something changes in this industry."
“There aren’t many places discussing these sorts of issues in Korea.”
“Adults and children are enthusiastic to learn the language, but we should make a situation where Skolt Sámi is becoming a normal language to use in everyday life.”
Decades After US Immigration Policy Separated His Family, a Man Searches for His Ancestral Village in China
“Family members, friends, neighbors have followed each other...since humans started migrating. It's only been recently that the term has become a dirty word promoted by politicians with an agenda."
A 10-Year-Old Was Already Suing the US Government Over Climate Policy. Then Climate Change Really Hit Home.
“I think climate change is basically like a national disaster, and it’s going to affect everybody."
"...I used to think one day, this strait, Bosphorus, should be more accessible to blind swimmers, blind surfers or sailors...people should be able to see blind people using boats."
“We have to...as a whole say we care about each other's well-being, we love each other, and we are going to have to work through our differences."
Songs of resistance are at the core of Songhoy Blues' latest album "Résistance." The band hails from Mali and tackles issues like racism and voter apathy.
Basque sheep herders left their mark in remote forests across the American West across nearly a century. Now their words are being lost to climate change.
For years, Mexican artist Martín Ramírez was only known as a psychiatric patient who made drawings. That narrative is changing.
"I try to be as useful as possible. If I can create bridges where there are walls, I’m very happy."
“Nothing is ever just visual, really. And [this] just proves that point again.”
The fusion of West African music, Mississippi Delta blues and Caribbean rhythms are what the band Bokanté is all about.
“Yes, look at...modern women who people associate with the space-based sciences, but go back further...They’ve always been there. As long as they could be, they were there.”
As a child, teachers praised Choi Seong-guk for his sketches of American soldiers that he says he made look “as ugly and violent as possible.”
Climate change is forcing many of Mongolia's nomadic herders to abandon their traditional lifestyle and move to Ulaanbaatar. That's making a big smog problem in the city even worse.