Most Shared Stories Tagged: Africa

Geo Answer

Today's answer is China. The country is sending its navy to the coast of Somalia to conduct anti-pirate operations there. The World's Matthew Bell tells anchor Katy Clark that it's the first time in 600 hundreds years that Chinese ships will venture into east African waters.

Science, Tech & Environment

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the West African nation of Liberia. The country has declared a state of emergency and called for international assistance to battle an infestation of caterpillars. The World's David Leveille has details.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

Today's Geo Quiz asked for an African state that may not exist on the map, but it thrives in the world of fiction. It's the setting in the 1978 novel, The Coup, by the late John Updike. The answer is Kush. Anchor Marco Werman plays an old Updike interview in which the author admits his African experience was limited, but defends his decision to write about Africa anyway.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

Today's answer is Mauritania, the next stop on a fantastical flight led by pilot Neil Laughton. Laughton is travelling in a flying car from London, England, to Timbuktu in Mali. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Laughton about his "Chitty-Chitty, Bang-Bang"-style adventure.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz we were looking for the capital of Burkina Faso. It's where a major African film festival is under way. The answer is Ouagadougou. The BBC's Audrey Brown has been covering the film festival all week. She speaks with anchor Lisa Mullins.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo Answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Africa's Skeleton Coast, where dense fog and treacherous surf have been responsible for countless shipwrecks over the years. Journalist Simon Winchester sent us an audio postcard from the Skeleton Coast.

Health & Medicine

Safer abortions in Zambia

In the African nation of Zambia, abortion is legal, but few medical clinics offer the procedure and women therefore try it themselves. A hospital in Zambia's capital, Lusaka, aims to save women's lives by making abortion safer and more widely available.