Why Burundi is not Rwanda

Burundi is edging toward civil war, according to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. Meanwhile, the African Union has warned that Africa should "not allow another genocide to take place on its soil."


Global Politics

Burundi fears Somali violence

Burundi has been threatened by the Somali insurgent group al Shabab for sending peacekeeping troops to Somalia. Last month, al Shabab attacked Uganda. Correspondent Zack Baddorf reports from Burundi's capital, Bujumbura.

Arts, Culture & Media

The world's poorest countries

Today's Geo Quiz is about money. We Americans aren't feeling very wealthy right now. Most of us are a lot wealthier still than most of the world's 6.8 billion people. Most of them are poor. We want to know which are the 5 poorest countries of the world?


It takes more than a few medals to make someone an Olympic hero

These days, we often admire sports stars as heroes because they are winners. Olympic Historian David Wallechinsky says that's not the Greek tradition, nor should it be the way we define Olympic heroes. He gives The Takeaway host John Hockenberry some examples of Olympians who fit his definition of hero.