Most Shared Stories Tagged: Africa

Global Politics

U.S. policy in Somalia

The World's Jeb Sharp reports on the factors influencing United States policy in Somalia. Critics say attacks like the one in Somalia today may undermine efforts to forge a peace deal there.

Science, Tech & Environment

Rainmaking in the Amazon

The Amazon rain forest is a crucial player in the global climate system�for one thing it's a massive store of carbon, but The World's Alex Gallafent climbs a scientific tower in the Brazilian Amazon to explore another function: rainmaking.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

The World's Marco Werman tells us about a music collaboration aimed at building a peaceful future for Angola. It's the creation of a Washington-based NGO called "Search for Common Ground."

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

An equatorial mountain range figures in today's Geo Quiz. The answer is the Rwenzori Mountains. The central African range is featured in "Africa: Atlas of our Changing Environment" a new atlas published by UNEP, the United Nations Environmental Program. The glaciers that give these stunning mountains their snowcapped appearance are disappearing due to global climate change.