Burkina Faso

Global Scan

This month, California will become the second state where Latinos are the largest ethnic group

Updated

California is a bellwether for the US and is about to become the second state with an Hispanic majority, joining New Mexico. But its politics will change more slowly. We look at a 20-cent ointment that can save an estimated half million babies. And in the UK, we see just how rich the very rich can be. All that and more, in today's Global Scan.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz we were looking for the capital of Burkina Faso. It's where a major African film festival is under way. The answer is Ouagadougou. The BBC's Audrey Brown has been covering the film festival all week. She speaks with anchor Lisa Mullins.

Global Politics

Geo Quiz and Geo Answer

Today's answer to our Geo Quiz is the African country of Burkina Faso, where as many as 5 million citizens will get free birth certificates as part of a new government program. Anchor Marco Werman finds out why from Rheal Drisdelle, who works for the group, Plan International.

Lifestyle & Belief

Quiet greening of West Africa

The Sahel region of West Africa is being hit hard by climate change. But from the country of Burkina Faso, Mark Hertsgaard spotlights a small green miracle that's helping farmers fight the warming trend. The secret, he says, is trees. On PRI's The World.

Global Scan

This month, California will become the second state where Latinos are the largest ethnic group

Updated

California is a bellwether for the US and is about to become the second state with an Hispanic majority, joining New Mexico. But its politics will change more slowly. We look at a 20-cent ointment that can save an estimated half million babies. And in the UK, we see just how rich the very rich can be. All that and more, in today's Global Scan.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

The World's Marco Werman profiles a singer from the West African country of Burkina Faso. His name is Victor Deme and he put out his first album at the age of 46.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz we were looking for the capital of Burkina Faso. It's where a major African film festival is under way. The answer is Ouagadougou. The BBC's Audrey Brown has been covering the film festival all week. She speaks with anchor Lisa Mullins.

Global Politics

Geo Quiz and Geo Answer

Today's answer to our Geo Quiz is the African country of Burkina Faso, where as many as 5 million citizens will get free birth certificates as part of a new government program. Anchor Marco Werman finds out why from Rheal Drisdelle, who works for the group, Plan International.