Fifteen years ago today al-Qaeda bombed the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. Over 200 died; thousands were wounded. Anchor Aaron Schachter recalls the day with John Lange who was acting ambassador to Tanzania.
In East Africa, a development project using Islamic ethics has taught locals the Koranic imperatives of conserving natural resources. Some say eco-Islam has taken root. From Pemba Island in Tanzania, Matthew Brunwasser reports.
President Obama is in the East African country of Tanzania, on the last leg of his African tour. Trade and business are at top priorities of this trip. But in Africa, US companies have some stiff competition from China.
They farm on a set, but the stakes are high. These are the stars of a reality show called "Female Food Heroes," a Tanzanian TV show produced by Oxfam that aims to empower and educate rural women who feed most of the families in the African nation.
The most notorious trafficker of elephant tusks has been caught in Tanzania. Yang Feng Glan, a 66-year old grandmother, is charged with smuggling more than 700 elephant tusks believed to be worth $2.5 million. Tanzania is considered ground zero for elephant poaching.
Today's Geo Quiz asked listeners to name a protected natural area in Tanzania that is crossed by a massive migration of wildebeests each year. The answer is Tazania's Serengeti National Park. Benedict Moran reports from the Serengeti.