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  • Sexism, Scandal, Soccer: Inside FIFA’s Shadowy World

    For one month every four years, bars and living rooms around the world fill up with soccer fans dressed in their countries colors to cheer on their team with the hope of capturing a World Cup title.

    Similar to the Olympics, there's a sense that the whole world stops to watch the tournament, sharing the thrill of pursing one of sport's most coveted titles, even while knowing that the fate of all but one country will end in disappointment.

    But behind fans emotional attachment to the game, soccer is a multi-billion dollar industry and it's governing body FIFA, and specifically its head Sepp Blatter, have been dealing with accusations of bribery, extortion, sexism and a general sense of being out of touch.

    Blatter in particular has raised eyebrows for simplifying racial tensions, saying that racism could be solved with a handshake. His organization also drew criticism for being sexist and corrupt when FIFA's governing members were reported to have intentionally left woman off a committee

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  • While Tunisia and Egypt saw their heads of state overthrown, the uprising in Libya was the only true, and full revolution.  Muammar Ghaddafi ran the country like a family mafia and when he was overthrown the Libyan people were left without any government or structure to build from.

    The evidence of that can be seen today throughout the country where there is no functioning justice system, no army, and piles of trash are building up because there isn't a government to provide basic public needs.

    Even though the National Transition Council is recognized internationally as Libya's acting representative, the power is really spread out among the countries many tribal militias who act at regional police.

    To discuss Libya and the struggle they're going through to start over, Christiane Amanpour sits down with author Lindsey Hilsum whose new book Sandstorm: Libya in the Time of Revolution, is a firsthand account of the Libyan revolution.

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  • Meet Africa’s ‘Hells Angels of Healthcare’

    One of the most difficult realities for health care in Africa is that the population is spread out across vast spaces and to receive treatment patients often have to travel hours over harsh terrain to see a doctor.
    Riders for Health, which has been operating for two decades, mobilizes health workers with motorcycles and four-wheeled vehicles so they can deliver vital health care and advice to remote areas of Africa.

    But they don't just hand doctors motorcycles and wish them well. Health care workers are trained how to properly operate the vehicle and perform basic maintenance. For more serious upkeep, Riders for Health employ an all African staff that operates on an outreach basis, servicing vehicles in the locations in which they run, so health care workers don't have to divert time away from patients to fix their vehicles.

    Andrea Coleman, who founded Riders for Health, spoke with Christiane Amanpour this week on 'Around the World' and believes that it's the proper maintenance and

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