A court in Ethiopia has sentenced two Swedish journalists to eleven years in prison for helping an outlawed rebel group. The reporter Martin Schibbye and the photographer Johan Persson were arrested in July.
Ethiopia answered the call of the United Nations in the 1950s and sent three battalions to South Korea to repulse the North Korean offensive. Along the way, they distinguished themselves for their valor, but also for their tradition of bringing all of their war dead home with them — a tradition embraced by the United States soon after.
Today's Geo Quiz takes us to the Horn of Africa, where an international team of scientists is studying a 35-mile long crack that opened up in the Afar region of Ethiopia in 2005. Afar is the answer to our Geo Quiz.
Nelson Mandela once accused the US of "unspeakable atrocities." We also recall that Ethiopia was Mandela's training ground for guerrilla war. Plus, who would have thought that thieves flew business class? All that and more, in today's Global Scan.