Most Shared Stories Tagged: Africa

Politics

Elections in Ghana

Voters in Ghana head to the polls this weekend and leaders hope the election will be an example of democracy at work in Africa. The World's Laura Lynch reports from Accra.

Politics

A close watch on Ghana's election

The votes are being counted in Ghana's presidential election. And after troubled and sometimes violent elections elsewhere in Africa, the process is under scrutiny as much as the results. The World's Laura Lynch reports from Ghana's capital city, Accra.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

Anchor Lisa Mullins reveals the answer to our Geo Quiz today. We wanted the name of the continent that extends into all 4 hemispheres of Earth -- north, south, east and west. The answer is Africa, which has portions both north and south of the equator, and portions both east and west of the prime meridian.

Science, Tech & Environment

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the three "range" states of the endangered mountain gorilla -- Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Jamie Kemsey of the International Gorilla Conservation Program in Rwanda.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Tongue of the Ocean. Never heard of it? It's a 6,000 feet deep oceanic trench off the Bahamas. Its deep blue waters are visible from space. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Apollo 8 astronaut Bill Anders about his 1968 NASA mission to orbit the Moon, and his photograph called "Earth Rising" that he took on Christmas Eve 40 years ago.

Arts, Culture & Media

A Christmas feast in Africa

Anchor Lisa Mullins finds out what's typically served at the Christmas table in the African nation of Kenya. She speaks with Binyavanga Wainaina, author, journalist and African food fanatic, who currently teaches at Williams College in Massachusetts.