Born in Senegal, N'Diaye went to the United States thanks to SEEDS, a Senegalese academy that gives teenagers the opportunity to study and play basketball. Last summer, N'Diaye and his Washington teammates visited SEEDS to offer advice to its young students.
Syrian artists fight Assad regime with satire. Pictured here is the puppet cast of "Top Goon: Diaries of a Little Dictator," produced by anonymous Syrian artists' collective Masasit Mati. At the far right is the character representing Assad, known by the diminutive "Beeshu." Image courtesy Masasit Mati
Wow! 14-year-old orphan Maud Chifamba has just started her first year at the University of Zimbabwe as the youngest ever university student in the country, according to education officials. Maud studied at home because her brothers couldn't afford to send her to high school. Based on her exam results, she earned a four-year scholarship. Go, Maud!
Omani sailors Fahad Al Hasni Mohsin Al Busaidi were among the crew who helped sail the "Musandam-Oman Sail" yacht across the Atlantic Ocean, making it the first Arab yacht ever to complete a transatlantic race.