Africa

Environment

Diamonds to rice

An NGO teams up with Sierra Leonians to rebuild their war torn country, planting rice fields where once lay the remnants of conflict diamond mining. Host Bruce Gellerman speaks with Darci Glass-Royale, executive director of FESS, the Foundation for Environmental Security and Sustainability, and Daniel Gbondo, a Sierra Leonian who works for FESS.

Geo Quiz and geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz, we're looking for the names of the four cities in the West African nation of Ghana that are currently hosting the "Africa Cup of Nations" soccer tournament. The answer is: Tamale, Kumasi, Sekondi and Accrah. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Ghana correspondent David Amano who's been witnessing the hoopla.

Violence spreads in Kenya

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Adam Mynott in Kenya about ongoing violence there, where new clashes in the country's Rift Valley have left at least 14 people dead.

Kenya runners worried

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Moses Kiptanui, a former world-class runner from Kenya, who says several runners have received death threats from people accusing them of involvement in Kenya's political violence.

Kenyan leaders come together

Kenya's president and the country's main opposition leader sat down to talk today, in a meeting mediated by former United Nations chief Kofi Annan, and meanwhile, there were reports of continuing violence in Kenya

Kenya's press coverage

The World's Carol Hills reports on the challenges facing Kenya's journalists as they try to cover the crisis spreading throughout their country.

Global hit - Yunasi

Anchor Lisa Mullins meets the Afro-fusion group, Yunasi. They're from Kenya, and they've long tackled corruption and other sensitive topics in their songs -- even before Kenya's political turmoil turned violent.

Ethnicity in Kenya

The violence in Kenya is drawn along ethnic lines and that's got Kenyans from all backgrounds re-examining their own ethnic identity, as Anchor Lisa Mullins finds out more from Kenyan journalist and author Binyavanga Wainaina.

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