Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz, we were looking for an African tree found in Malawi. Anchor Lisa Mullins gives the answer -- it's the baobab.

Arts, Culture & Media

Corn in Africa

Development agencies have long promoted corn as a crop that can modernize African agriculture. Yet some food experts say Africa has now become over-reliant on corn, and the result has been increased malnutrition and vulnerability to famine.

Lifestyle & Belief

Windpower from Scratch

After dropping out of school as a teenager because of poverty and drought William Kamkwamba built a windmill out of discarded materials in his village. Kamkwamba tells anchor Marco Werman how the windmill brought electricity to his tiny village in Malawi.


A windmill that saves a village

In 2002, teenaged William Kamkwamba had a vision in the very poor African nation of Malawi: a little bicycle generator that powers a light, if connected to a windmill, could allow him to read his schoolbooks at night. On The Takeaway.

Turbine Trash

After surviving a famine in Malawi, William Kamkwamba vowed to prevent his family from facing hunger again. So, he set out to build a windmill  ? out of trash!