Africa

Zimbabwe's collapsing reality

Correspondent Laura Lynch went undercover into Zimbabwe to find out why so many people in that African nation are so desperate; Zimbabwe suffers from an economy on the brink of collapse and from repression under President Robert Mugabe.

Going undercover in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is in freefall: the country once known as Africa's breadbasket can't feed itself, and it's got the highest inflation in the world -- reportedly nearly 8-thousand percent

Kenya protests

In Kenya today, violence erupted in a Nairobi slum and several opposition protesters were killed as government forces opened fire in Kibera

Geo answer

Today's answer is Zambia, home to the largest population of wild hippos on earth. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Brady Barr, host of "Dangerous Encounters" on the National Geographic Channel. He was in Zambia for his latest episode, entitled "Undercover Hippo."

New plant discovery

The BBC's Jonny Hogg reports that botanists are reporting the discovery of a spectacular new species of palm tree found on the island of Madagascar: the giant palm flowers once a century, and then essentially self destructs.

Violence in Kenya hurts trade

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Journalist Wycliffe Onyango Muga, a long-time resident of Kenya's main port city, Mombasa who says the violence in Kenya has had an impact on trade.

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Justice

The real results of South Africa's hashtag campaigns

Wednesday’s protests in the major cities of Johannesburg, Cape Town and Pretoria drew thousands of largely middle class South Africans. They called for Zuma to resign or be “recalled” by his party, the African National Congress, which was returned to power in 2014