The modern pirates of West Africa and Somalia are no swashbuckling buccaneers. They are maritime bandits, disrupting some of the world's busiest shipping lanes and costing the global economy billions. Recently, they've stepped up their brutality. What caused this piracy? How can it be stopped? GlobalPost investigates.
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — The situation for South Africa's rhinos just keeps getting worse.
On Thursday, the government announced rhinoceros poaching statistics for 2014, and it was another record year: 1,215 rhinos slaughtered illegally for their horns, a 21 percent increase from 1,004 in 2013.
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — A new app aims to solve a thorny issue for South Africans looking to get married in traditional style: How many cows is a woman worth?
'Lobola' means bride price, or dowry. It's usually paid in live cows or money from the groom's family, and is still common today in southern African cultures.