Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.
East African leaders on Friday gave South Sudan's warring factions four days to lay down their arms after nearly two weeks of widening violence.
If they don't, the leaders of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development warned they'll "take action" to stop the conflict that the United Nations says has killed more than 1,000 and forced some 121,000 from their homes.
Max Foster speaks to former South Sudanese VP Riek Machar about the violence currently taking place in the young country.
The inventor of the AK-47, the world's most common assault rifle, has died at age 94 after spending a month in hospital.
More than 100 million of the popular assault rifle have been sold worldwide since it's invention.
Max Foster has more.
Uganda has passed a law that makes being gay a crime punishable with up to life in prison.
The bill, which in its original form prescribed the death penalty for cases of "aggravated homosexuality" - for instance if someone is infected with HIV - reduced the penalty to life imprisonment before the vote.
Clauses that criminalize the "promotion" of homosexuality could cause activists and even doctors treating gay patients with HIV to face prison time.
Max Foster talks to Ugandan gay rights activist Frank Mugisha.
Max Foster speaks to the mother of a British doctor who believes her son was murdered while being held in a Syrian jail.
Ukraine's president, Viktor Yanukovych, is in a difficult position. Under severe economic pressure from Russia, not to join the EU, he was facing a key EU demand that he was unwilling to meet: free former Prime Minister, and his political opponent, Yulia Tymoshenko.
She was found guilty of abuse of office in a Russian gas deal and sentenced to seven years in prison in 2011. Her supporters say she needs to travel abroad for medical treatment.
Max Foster speaks to Eugenia Tymoshenko, daughter of jailed former PM Yulia Tymoshenko, about her mother's hunger strike.