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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.

Global Politics

Geo Answer Defunct place names

On today's Geo Quiz we want to know about geographic names that have disappeared. Here's an example: Tanganyika. Can you find Tanganyika on the map? Harry Campbell has written Whatever Happened to Tanganyika?: The Place Names That History Left Behind.

Global Politics

The murder of albinos in Tanzania

Tanzania's recently become known for something macabre ? the killings and mutilations of members of Tanzania's albino population. They're spurred by a lucrative trade in albino body parts for witchdoctor rituals. The World's Jeb Sharp reports.

Arts, Culture & Media

Mrisho Mpoto

Chances are you've never heard of the Tanzanian poet and performance artist Mrisho Mpoto. But in his hometown of Dar es Salaam, the 32-year-old Mpoto is a household name. From PRI's The World.