Katy Clark

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

We want to know the name of the Swedish village where crime novelist Henning Mankell grew up. He writes the Kurt Wallander books. The answer? The village of Sveg. The author speaks with anchor Katy Clark about his work and about crime fiction in general.

Conflict & Justice

Life after Gitmo

President Obama signed an executive order to close the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba by January 2010. The World's Katy Clark tells us about how former Guantanamo detainees often struggle to reintegrate into society after their release.

Global Politics

Africa's Ajami writing system

Ajami is a whole writing system used by many Africans to conduct business transactions, to keep family histories, and to write poetry. The World's Katy Clark tells us about how scholars are only now coming to understand and appreciate the value of Ajami.

Conflict & Justice

Reaction to Afghan election results

Anchor Katy Clark speaks with Sarah Chayes about new results showing incumbent president Hamid Karzai as winner of last month's presidential election. Chayes is an adviser to ISAF in Afghanistan and head of a non-profit organization for women in Kandahar.

Conflict & Justice

Iraq vote in doubt

One of Iraq's two vice-presidents has vetoed part of the country's new election law, putting the parliamentary polls scheduled for January in doubt. Electoral officials say they have suspended preparations for the vote. Katy Clark reports.

Arts, Culture & Media

New nations

Sunday's referendum in southern Sudan got us thinking about new countries for the Geo Quiz. It's worth noting that there have been more than 30 countries created in the past two decades. So here's the question: What are the 5 newest countries?