Guinea

Global Scan

An ancient lost Mayan city reappears in Mexico

The Mayan civilization thrived more than a thousand years ago. Many of its cities simply disappeared as jungle overtook them. One of them was found decades ago and then lost again, until now. We also report on why women may be bearing the brunt of Ebola's attack in West Africa, and how Syrian cyber-warriors are using viral clickbait to trap enemies of the Syrian regime. All that and more, in today's Global Scan.

Health & Medicine

We still don't know for sure how Ebola reached humans

Scientists are still trying to figure out when and how the Ebola virus first emerged in humans. Many believe that fruit bats are the so-called “reservoir hosts,” but that remains to be definitively proven. Science writer David Quammen ventured deep into the forest of central Africa to try to find out for his latest book “Ebola: The Natural and Human History of a Deadly Virus.”

Conflict & Justice

Who rules Guinea now?

The World's Jason Margolis updates the situation in the West African nation of Guinea. The country's longtime president died on Monday, and an attempted coup followed. Guinea had been a relatively stable country in an otherwise unstable part of the world.

Conflict & Justice

Massacre in Guinea

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with African expert Elizabeth Schmidt on the significance of the stadium in Conakry, Guinea where a massacre took place on September 28th. 157 people were killed and more than 1,000 wounded when troops opened fire on protesters.

Politics

Guineans in New York City look toward home

The violence that has rocked the West African nation of Guinea in the past weeks has left many Guineans living outside the country anxious about their friends and families back home. The World's Alex Gallafent takes the pulse of Guineans in New York.