Niger

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Niger's songwriter Bombino

We veer into the desert for the Geo Quiz. We're headed to a West African city: the capital of Niger. The climate is pretty inhospitable but the Touareg nomads who live there are warm and welcoming. One of them is musician Bombino.

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The world's poorest countries

Today's Geo Quiz is about money. We Americans aren't feeling very wealthy right now. Most of us are a lot wealthier still than most of the world's 6.8 billion people. Most of them are poor. We want to know which are the 5 poorest countries of the world?

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Etran Finatawa from Niger

For our Geo Quiz we were looking for a northern African country that's home to a number nomadic tribes. The answer is Niger. The band Etran Finatawa is from Niger. The band's new album is called 'Tarkat Tajje' or 'Let's Go!'

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The causes of famine

Droughts and floods can cause food crises. But so can politics and economics. Reporter David Hecht examines the roots of the 2005 food crisis in the West African nation of Niger and why so many children starved to death despite an adequate harvest.

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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.

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Niger's songwriter Bombino

We veer into the desert for the Geo Quiz. We're headed to a West African city: the capital of Niger. The climate is pretty inhospitable but the Touareg nomads who live there are warm and welcoming. One of them is musician Bombino.

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Geo answer

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with paleontologist Paul Sereno from the University of Chicago about his discovery of a new kind of dinosaur fossil. The discovery took place in Africa's Sahara Desert -- which is the answer to today's Geo Quiz.

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Sahara cemetery

American archaeologists working in the Sahara Desert say they've discovered extensive burial grounds dating back thousands of years, at a time when the Sahara was a green and fertile land. The World's David Leveille reports.

Arts, Culture & Media

The world's poorest countries

Today's Geo Quiz is about money. We Americans aren't feeling very wealthy right now. Most of us are a lot wealthier still than most of the world's 6.8 billion people. Most of them are poor. We want to know which are the 5 poorest countries of the world?

Arts, Culture & Media

Niger's songwriter Bombino

We veer into the desert for the Geo Quiz. We're headed to a West African city: the capital of Niger. The climate is pretty inhospitable but the Touareg nomads who live there are warm and welcoming. One of them is musician Bombino.

Science, Tech & Environment

Geo answer

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with paleontologist Paul Sereno from the University of Chicago about his discovery of a new kind of dinosaur fossil. The discovery took place in Africa's Sahara Desert -- which is the answer to today's Geo Quiz.

Science, Tech & Environment

Sahara cemetery

American archaeologists working in the Sahara Desert say they've discovered extensive burial grounds dating back thousands of years, at a time when the Sahara was a green and fertile land. The World's David Leveille reports.