The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Togo. A few months back, Togo took out an ad in the New York Times, saying it was open for business for tourists. But what would a tourist go to Togo to see? We hear in a report from Anna Boiko-Weyrach.
Today's answer is the capital of the West African nation of Togo -- Lome. The city is one of the stops on a British tourism agency excursion called the Cradle of Voodoo Tour. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Mike Carter, a travel writer who went on the tour.
The World's William Troop reports that South African officials are fending off questions about security at next summer's soccer World Cup. Concerns have been raised following a machine gun attack on Togo's national soccer team at a tournament in Angola.
For our Geo Quiz today we asked you to name the countries in the world with 4 letters. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with author David Jenkin about his travels in Oman, Togo, Peru, Mali, Laos, Chad, Cuba, Fiji, Iran, and Iraq. Jenkins wrote the book, "The Four Letter Countries: The Zany Adventures of the Alphabet Traveller."
New Orleans if a fusion of cultures, a little bit French, a little bit Spanish, a little bit Caribbean and a little bit Cajun. Perhaps nothing embodies that more than gumbo, which is literally a fusion of foods and flavors. But even the word gumbo is a bit of a fusion.
Harris Wofford designed the Peace Corps under President John Kennedy and then led its programs in Africa. He told The World's Marco Werman a strange tale of one business trip across Africa that began in December of 1962, where political upheaval seemed to follow him wherever he went.
In vodun, an African religion, children are dedicated by their families to a convent and must remain there for life. The kids become the de facto property of the convent, catering to the demands of the priests and priestesses.