Africa

Global Politics

Bush on his trip to Africa

President Bush is scheduled to leave tomorrow for a trip to the African nations of Benin, Tanzania, Ghana, Rwanda and Liberia, and Anchor Lisa Mullins has details on an exclusive interview with the BBC

Arts, Culture & Media

Treating fistula in Ethiopia

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Mary Olive Smith, the producer of the new film, "A Walk to Beautiful,� a film which documents the work being done at the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital in Ethiopia's capital city

Environment

Geo Quiz and answer

Our daily Geo Quiz is about sand storms over the Atlantic Ocean. The question is: where does the sand come from? Anchor Marco Werman gets the answer from Eric Achterberg, a researcher who's just back from a boat trip to study the storms. He says the sand comes from the Sahara Desert in Africa.

Kenyan radio personality on current violence

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Caroline Mutoko, a morning talk show host for KISS-FM, a popular radio station in Nairobi, Kenya, who describes how ordinary Kenyans perceive the country's political crisis.

Global Hit

Global Hit - Saba

Next week a new CD will come out by an Italy-based singer named Saba. Saba taps into the music of the horn of Africa. But as The World's Marco Werman explains, one geographic location doesn't fully reflect Saba's own story.

Zimbabwe's collapsing reality

Correspondent Laura Lynch went undercover into Zimbabwe to find out why so many people in that African nation are so desperate; Zimbabwe suffers from an economy on the brink of collapse and from repression under President Robert Mugabe.

US diplomat in Kenya speaks out

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with US Ambassador to Kenya, Michael Ranneberger, who says the way to reduce the violence in Kenya is through greater openness.

The end of the plastic bag?

The plastic shopping bag is a major shopping convenience, but it's also a major environmental blight, and some countries, like Australia and China, plan to phase out the use of the bags completely

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