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.

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.

Lifestyle & Belief

Eco-Islam in Africa

In East Africa, a development project using Islamic ethics has taught locals the Koranic imperatives of conserving natural resources. Some say eco-Islam has taken root. From Pemba Island in Tanzania, Matthew Brunwasser reports.

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.

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.

Lifestyle & Belief

Eco-Islam in Africa

In East Africa, a development project using Islamic ethics has taught locals the Koranic imperatives of conserving natural resources. Some say eco-Islam has taken root. From Pemba Island in Tanzania, Matthew Brunwasser reports.