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Global Politics

Gadhafi loyalists flee to Niger

A convoy of over 200 vehicles believed to be carrying loyalists to Col. Moammar Gadhafi crossed Libya's southern border into Niger on Tuesday. The loyalists are thought to be heading to Burkina Faso, which has offered the fugitive Libyan leader asylum.

Science, Tech & Environment

Sahara cemetery

American archaeologists working in the Sahara Desert say they've discovered extensive burial grounds dating back thousands of years, at a time when the Sahara was a green and fertile land. The World's David Leveille reports.

Global Politics

Armed Libyan convoy enters Niger

An armed convoy believed to be carrying loyalists to Col. Moammar Gadhafi crossed the Libyan border into Niger late on Monday. The BBC's Jon Leyne says it would have been impossible for such a large convoy to leave Libya without NATO turning a blind eye.

Global Politics

Slavery verdict against Niger

A West African court found authorities in Niger guilty of failing to protect a young woman from slavery. The ruling is expected to have lasting consequences for the thousands of people who still live in conditions of slavery across the region.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

Today's Geo Quiz asked for an African state that may not exist on the map, but it thrives in the world of fiction. It's the setting in the 1978 novel, The Coup, by the late John Updike. The answer is Kush. Anchor Marco Werman plays an old Updike interview in which the author admits his African experience was limited, but defends his decision to write about Africa anyway.