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Africa 2011

Andrew Meldrum considers the top ten stories to follow in Africa in the coming year. Meldrum, a senior editor with globalpost.com in Boston, talks with host Lisa Mullins.

Global Politics

Geo Quiz and Geo Answer

Today's answer to our Geo Quiz is the African country of Burkina Faso, where as many as 5 million citizens will get free birth certificates as part of a new government program. Anchor Marco Werman finds out why from Rheal Drisdelle, who works for the group, Plan International.

Global Politics

South African leader weds

South African President Jacob Zuma now has three wives after his latest wedding today. South Africans are divided on their attitudes toward polygamy. Jeb Sharp speaks with South African professor Penny Andrews about reactions to multiple wives.

Global Politics

Census 2010

The 2010 census seeks to count everyone. That's not easy in immigrant communities where some are suspicious of government officials. The World's Marina Giovannelli reports on efforts to overcome cultural gaps to get the most accurate census count.

Global Politics

Cuba plans massive layoff

The Cuban government says it will slash a half million government jobs over the next six months. The idea is to shrink the government payroll while increasing private-sector jobs. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Andy Gomez at the University of Miami.

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?

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

Today's Geo Quiz has at least two answers: the body of water between Iran and the Arabian Peninsula is called the Persian Gulf by Iran and the Arabian Gulf by the Saudis. Anchor Marco Werman learns more about this geographical dispute from William Rowe.

Global Politics

Violence in Belfast

Community leaders in Northern Ireland today are trying to figure out why violence has returned to the streets of Belfast. There've been riots for the past three nights. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Father Gary Donegan in the Ardoyne.

Global Politics

Rural voters in Iran's election

The World's Laura Lynch hears from voters in rural Iran in the days leading up to Iran's presidential election. Iran's conservative incumbent is Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. He faces a strong challenge, but he remains popular outside Iran's cities.

Global Politics

Win in China

Entrepreneurship is no longer a dirty word in China. Select businessmen, and a handful of women are now held up as powerful icons. Ole Schell traveled to the city of Weifang to profile an up-and-coming lingerie baron.