National and International News

Iram Sabah, mother of two, is terrified by messages her family has been receiving on their smartphones.

Her husband recently was forwarded a video that shows a child's mutilated body. It's unclear where or when the video is from, or whether it's been doctored. A voice implores people to forward it to others, and to stay vigilant — that kidnappers are on the loose.

Sabah, 27, doesn't know if the video is fake or real. But she's not taking any chances.

At 8 a.m. on a sunny morning in April, people are sweeping the hilly streets of Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, with straw brooms and picking up stray bits of litter.

The roads are empty of cars, and all vehicles and shops are shuttered here — and across the country.

This is "Umuganda," a community cleanup held on the last Saturday of every month. It's one reason that Rwanda is renowned in Africa for its cleanliness.

Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

EU Fines Google $5 Billion

5 hours ago

Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Thai Boys Speak Out On Cave Rescue

5 hours ago

Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Pages