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.

Global Politics

All eyes on Guinea

The United States, France and the European Union are calling on the military government in the West African nation of Guinea to step down. Anchor Marco Werman gets the latest on the mood in Guinea from Patrick Smith, editor of Africa Confidential.

Conflict & Justice

Guinea election interview

The West African nation of Guinea has held its first free presidential election since it became independent more than 50 years ago. Anchor David Baron speaks with Richard Moncrieff, West Africa Project Director for the International Crisis Group.

Arts, Culture & Media

The Mandingo Ambassadors

During the early 60s, many West African governments ran music contests. Guinea's Mamady Kouyate, one of the big players of that era, can now be found playing in a small bar in Brooklyn. The World's Alex Gallafent saw the show.

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.”

Health & Medicine

How 'big data' could help stop the spread of Ebola

When it comes to containing an outbreak like Ebola, anticipating where it might spread next is crucial. Until somewhat recently, however, the only way to do that was through untimely census records. But with the proliferation of so-called "big data," epidemiologists can track in real time where West Africans are headed — and where they might be spreading the disease.