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South Sudan: The Rise and Fall of a New Nation
The jubilation that marked the birth of the South Sudanese nation brought no respite to its people. 2 million died and 4 million were displaced in the civil war with Sudan in the lead-up to the 2005 peace agreement. Formal independence came on July 9th, 2011 following a referendum in which more than 98 percent of the population voted for independence. Then things fell apart.
Sierra Leone is officially Ebola free. But memories of the disease and the devastation it caused are still fresh. The country will have to deal with the consequences for many years to come.
Important coastal regions of the ice sheets on Greenland and West Antarctica, and the glaciers of the Antarctica Peninsula, are thinning and contributing to sea level rise. Also shrinking is the regional culture for the 56,000 people who live there.
"You can cut the flower, but you cannot stop the coming of spring." This episode of "What in the World" features Afghan women's rights activist, Malalai Joya.
Elected in 2003, Joya was expelled from Parliament in 2007 for refusing to retract a speech. She fights for the rights of the people, particularly disadvantaged women.