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Geo Quiz / Geo Answer

We're searching for a 900-mile-long river system that runs through western Africa. The answer is The Volta River. It's featured in a new detective novel, ?Wife of the Gods.? Anchor Laura Lynch speaks with the author, Kwei Quartey, who grew up in Ghana.

Global Politics

Geo answer

For our GEO QUIZ today we're looking for the STANS; seven countries that end with the suffix ?stan.? Anchor Jeb Sharp tells us about an EIGHTH ?stan? that can't be found on a map. It's an idealized world created by Lebanese businessman Michel Eleftriades.

Conflict & Justice

Charles Taylor takes the stand

Former Liberian president Charles Taylor testified at his own war crimes trial in The Hague today. He's facing 11 charges relating to the civil war in Sierra Leone. Anchor Jeb Sharp speaks with the BBC's Adam Minott, who's at The Hague.