by Dan Ruth
May 4, 2012
President Obama’s surprise trip to Afghanistan made quite a few headlines this week, with many taking a cautious “wait and see” stance on the agreement signed with Afghan President Hamid Karzai. Meanwhile, a famous work of art was sold for $119.9 million, the most expensive piece of art ever sold at auction. But it’s likely you’ve already heard that news. What else is happening in the world that didn’t make the front page?
Here are this week’s stories, excavated from page 7a:
- Changes in Nepal: Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai is planning to dissolve his cabinet and form a new government that includes opposition parties.
- Photos of African Crops: Learn more about five important crops in Africa, from sorghum to millet, on the blog of Bill Gates.
- Celebrating Midwives: A campaign in Tanzania begins tomorrow to encourage women to seek skilled healthcare when pregnant.
- Sudan and South Sudan: The UN is threatening sanctions, if border conflicts don’t improve.
- Sri Lankan Refugees: A difficult reality faces many Sri Lankans who are returning home after seeking refuge in India.
- Prime Minister of Haiti: After a nearly 2 month impasse, lawmakers in Haiti have approved Laurent Lamothe to serve as Prime Minister.
What else did you read about in the news this week? Please leave your comments below.