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Africa
11:31 am
Sun April 6, 2014

Since Genocide, Rwanda's Women Have Helped Lead The Recovery

Rwanda is commemorating the 20-year anniversary of the genocide. Since that time, more women have entered politics to help with the recovery.
Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

Originally published on Sun April 6, 2014 12:49 pm

The Rwandan genocide left a deep and profound wound. It not only decimated the Rwandan people, it destroyed the nation's political and social structures.

In 1994, after the killing stopped, women made up 70 percent of the population.

They were needed to lead Rwanda's recovery. Rwandan women moved away from traditional roles and joined politics in unprecedented numbers.

Twenty years later, the Rwandan Parliament has more women than anywhere else in the world.

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Commentary
10:22 am
Sun April 6, 2014

In Uganda, The Fastest Public Transport Is DIY

Originally published on Sun April 6, 2014 12:49 pm

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RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Stand on almost any corner in Kampala, Uganda and you'll be swarmed by a buzzing throng of men on motorcycles. These are the bota botas, the country's DIY public transportation system. Hop on and for a dollar or two you can go pretty much anywhere you want. During a recent visit to Uganda, Julie Caine of member station KALW, took a ride.

(SOUNDBITE OF TRAFFIC)

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Asia
10:03 am
Sun April 6, 2014

Japan Releases Inmate After Nearly A Half-Century On Death Row

Originally published on Sun April 6, 2014 12:49 pm

A court in Japan recently released Iwao Hakamada, thought to be the world's longest-serving death row inmate. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with David Johnson, an expert on Japan's legal system.

Food
10:02 am
Sun April 6, 2014

'Beer Culture' Revered As Belgium's Heritage

Originally published on Mon April 7, 2014 9:23 am

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Sports
10:02 am
Sun April 6, 2014

After Scandal, Barcelona Football Club Banned From Trades

Originally published on Sun April 6, 2014 12:49 pm

The Barcelona soccer club has been banned from trading for 14 months for signing overseas players under 18 years old, against FIFA rules. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with soccer reporter Ashish Sharma.

Remembrances
10:02 am
Sun April 6, 2014

AP Photographer Killed In Afghanistan Was Full Of Laughter

Originally published on Sun April 6, 2014 12:49 pm

Anja Niedringhaus was killed last week in an attack by an Afghan police commander. She was in Khost province covering the run-up to Saturday's presidential election.

Europe
10:02 am
Sun April 6, 2014

Both Sides Dig In Their Heels Over Crimea Crisis

Originally published on Sun April 6, 2014 12:49 pm

Ukraine shares a long history with Russia, but the latest crisis is driving a wedge between the two countries and reinforcing a sense of national identity among many Ukrainians.

Africa
10:02 am
Sun April 6, 2014

20 Years Later, Rwanda Hopes To Be A 'Light For The World'

Originally published on Sun April 6, 2014 12:49 pm

Rwandan President Paul Kagame is working to transform the legacy of hatred, 20 years after the genocide. The new generation is being taught to find a common purpose in reconstructing Rwanda.

The Two-Way
8:53 am
Sun April 6, 2014

Search For Flight MH370: Ship Detects Pulse Signal Again

Angus Houston, head of the Joint Agency Coordination Center leading the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, says ships are being sent to investigate reports of a signal being detected on a frequency used by black box equipment.
Tony Ashby AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Sun April 6, 2014 1:42 pm

Ships and search planes are being sent to investigate a pulse signal that a Chinese patrol ship outfitted with a black-box detector picked up twice this weekend, says Australia's Angus Houston, who is leading the international search effort for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet. But he adds that it's too early to say whether the signal is a breakthrough in the search.

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Europe
4:12 pm
Sat April 5, 2014

Cleaning Around Barricades, Kiev Protesters Still Camping In Square

Originally published on Sat April 5, 2014 5:19 pm

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KELLY MCEVERS, HOST:

In the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, hundreds of people are still camped out in Independence Square known as the Maidan. They say they'll stay, at least through next month's presidential elections, to push for greater reform. In February, violent protests in the Maidan toppled the president and left dozens dead. Today, though, the cloud of black dust over the square was from dozens of brooms sweeping. NPR's Ari Shapiro reports.

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