Tanzania

Global Scan

This is where bitcoins are made

Bitcoins are big money these days. So bitcoin miners are setting up vast, secretive warehouses filled with computers to earn them. We explain how it works. Meanwhile, terrorist wannabes have a lot to learn, so they turn to "The Koran for Dummies" for a quick education. And superstitions about albinism have taken a cruel turn in Tanzania, all in today's Global Scan.

Science, Tech & Environment

Citizen science project needs your help to catalog Africa's great animals

Tracking Africa's wild animals requires a lot of science, a little technology and a whole lot of hard work. One project need your help in getting that work done. It's called Snapshot Serengeti, and it hopes to use the general public to catalog the millions of images that researchers take in one park in Tanzania.

Lifestyle & Belief

Geo Quiz and answer

Today's Geo Quiz asked listeners to name a protected natural area in Tanzania that is crossed by a massive migration of wildebeests each year. The answer is Tazania's Serengeti National Park. Benedict Moran reports from the Serengeti.

Sports

Bringing American football to Africa

It's football season again and Iowa's Drake University took the occasion to announce plans for its football team to play a game in Tanzania; the inaugural Global Kilimanjaro Bowl in May 2011. The World's Alex Gallafent reports.

Violence in parts of Kenya

The violence in Kenya today was especially fierce in the western town of Kisumu, and Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with long-time Kisumu resident Eden Grace.

Health & Medicine

Key finding on AIDS

Scientists studying chimps in Tanzania have made a discovery that could change our understanding of AIDS. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the study's lead author, Beatrice Hahn of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. On PRI's The World.

Global Scan

This is where bitcoins are made

Bitcoins are big money these days. So bitcoin miners are setting up vast, secretive warehouses filled with computers to earn them. We explain how it works. Meanwhile, terrorist wannabes have a lot to learn, so they turn to "The Koran for Dummies" for a quick education. And superstitions about albinism have taken a cruel turn in Tanzania, all in today's Global Scan.

Global Politics

Geo Answer Defunct place names

On today's Geo Quiz we want to know about geographic names that have disappeared. Here's an example: Tanganyika. Can you find Tanganyika on the map? Harry Campbell has written Whatever Happened to Tanganyika?: The Place Names That History Left Behind.

Global Politics

The murder of albinos in Tanzania

Tanzania's recently become known for something macabre ? the killings and mutilations of members of Tanzania's albino population. They're spurred by a lucrative trade in albino body parts for witchdoctor rituals. The World's Jeb Sharp reports.

Arts, Culture & Media

Mrisho Mpoto

Chances are you've never heard of the Tanzanian poet and performance artist Mrisho Mpoto. But in his hometown of Dar es Salaam, the 32-year-old Mpoto is a household name. From PRI's The World.