Goma

Global Scan

A Nobel Peace Prize for legalizing marijuana — why not?

Uruguay made waves when it legalized the possession, consumption and manufacturing of marijuana. Now, the president has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. A 12-year-old discovers a new species of giant jellyfish. And just what would it take for New York City to host a winter Olympics? All that and more, in today's Global Scan.

Science, Tech & Environment

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Mount Ngyirogongo just outside the city of Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The BBC's Mark Doyle tells anchor Marco Werman about the active volcano that does not seem to disrupt air traffic.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the city of Goma, in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. A group of touring clowns arrived there today to entertain thousands of children in refugee camps. The Spanish charity, Clowns Without Borders, has teamed up with the United Nations aid agency, UNHCR. Anchor Katy Clark finds out more from UN spokeswoman, Francesca Fontanini.

Science, Tech & Environment

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Mount Ngyirogongo just outside the city of Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The BBC's Mark Doyle tells anchor Marco Werman about the active volcano that does not seem to disrupt air traffic.

Global Scan

A Nobel Peace Prize for legalizing marijuana — why not?

Uruguay made waves when it legalized the possession, consumption and manufacturing of marijuana. Now, the president has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. A 12-year-old discovers a new species of giant jellyfish. And just what would it take for New York City to host a winter Olympics? All that and more, in today's Global Scan.

Conflict & Justice

Chaos in Congo

Tens of thousands of people in eastern Congo have flooded into the capital city, Goma. They're fleeing the latest offensive by Tutsi rebels in the region. The Red Cross has described the humanitarian situation there as catastrophic.