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Conflict & Justice

Nigeria is embarrassed by more kidnappings on the eve of hosting the World Economic Forum

Armed gunmen in Nigeria kidnapped eight more school girls overnight. This comes after the leader of Islamist militant group Boko Haram warned in a video released Monday, that more girls would be taken. Boko Haram has already admitted to abducting more than 200 schools girls three weeks ago. This all takes place on the eve of the World Economic Forum meeting in the capital, Abuja.

Arts, Culture & Media

Etran Finatawa from Niger

For our Geo Quiz we were looking for a northern African country that's home to a number nomadic tribes. The answer is Niger. The band Etran Finatawa is from Niger. The band's new album is called 'Tarkat Tajje' or 'Let's Go!'

Arts, Culture & Media

The world's poorest countries

Today's Geo Quiz is about money. We Americans aren't feeling very wealthy right now. Most of us are a lot wealthier still than most of the world's 6.8 billion people. Most of them are poor. We want to know which are the 5 poorest countries of the world?

Arts, Culture & Media

Niger's songwriter Bombino

We veer into the desert for the Geo Quiz. We're headed to a West African city: the capital of Niger. The climate is pretty inhospitable but the Touareg nomads who live there are warm and welcoming. One of them is musician Bombino.