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Science, Tech & Environment

Zanzibar's 'Solar Mamas' flip the switch on rural homes, gender roles

On the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar, hundreds of households too poor and remote to have access to the electrical grid are getting low cost solar power for the first time, from a group of local female engineers trained by and Indian NGO. It's the first of several "solar mamas" projects planned for parts of rural Africa, and it's turning some traditional gender roles on their head.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo Answer/Global Hit

We're looking for the largest river in Tanzania in today's Geo Quiz. The answer is the Rufiji River. We'll stay in Tanzania for the Global Hit, but it's a group based far from the river. They're called the Pommern Village Choir, and they sing about their need for fresh water in their town.