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."


Arts, Culture & Media

Surviving Africa's ethnic violence

Jeb Sharp speaks with Pulitzer-Prize winning author Tracy Kidder about his newest novel, Strength in What Remains, the true story of a man who survived the ethnic violence between Burundi and Rwanda and managed to find his way to the United States.

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?

Ubiquitous Maggi seasoning reminds people the world over of home

Maggi seasoning is popular among American immigrants of all kinds of nationalities -- and they all think of it as coming from home. But, in reality, few American immigrants are from the actual home of Maggi seasoning. But, for some reason, it still reminds each of them of where they've come from.


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.