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Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

Today's Geo Quiz asked for an African state that may not exist on the map, but it thrives in the world of fiction. It's the setting in the 1978 novel, The Coup, by the late John Updike. The answer is Kush. Anchor Marco Werman plays an old Updike interview in which the author admits his African experience was limited, but defends his decision to write about Africa anyway.

Conflict & Justice

Developing Sudan's Tuti Island

While Khartoum developed into a modern city, Tuti Island retained its bucolic environment. But that may be about to change now that a new bridge has been built connecting Tuti to the capital city. Reporter Hana Baba has the story.

Fighting in Chad

Thousands of people are fleeing the fighting in Chad which broke out over the weekend between government troops and rebels, and Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Smith College professor Eric Reeves