McDonald's has spread its restaurants around the world to more than 100 countries, including Russia and Ukraine. But the dispute between the two countries has put the chain's Crimean outlets out of business. That and more in today's Global Scan.
UN peacekeepers are often criticized for failing to act in the face of conflict. But 20 years ago this month, while the Rwandan genocide raged, one Senegalese UN peacekeeper was running daring missions that saved an estimated 600 people. The BBC's Mark Doyle tells the story of Capt. Mbaye Diagne.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Mount Ngyirogongo just outside the city of Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The BBC's Mark Doyle tells anchor Marco Werman about the active volcano that does not seem to disrupt air traffic.
The United Nations reports that this year, the number of people going hungry will top 1 billion for the first time. But their report also suggests a solution: Empowering women by improving their education and earning potential. From The Takeaway.
The United Nations and the United States are hosting a conference today on paying for rebuilding in Haiti after the earthquake and developing a vision for Haiti's future. The estimated cost over the next ten years? $11.5 billion.
Former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo has been detained in Abidjan and delivered to the headquarters of his elected successor Alassane Ouattara. Anchor Marco Werman talks with the BBC's Mark Doyle in Abidjan.
American hedge funds are buying massive amounts of land–larger in size than the state of California–in Africa, often without proper contracts, according to the Oakland Institute, an independent policy think tank. The BBC's Mark Doyle joins us.