Most Shared Stories Tagged: Africa

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Annapolis, Maryland, where a team of anthropologists from the University of Maryland has uncovered a bundle of artifacts used by African slaves for religious rites. The discovery may shed new light on the life of slaves in America. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from Mark Leone, head of the team that made the discovery.

Arts, Culture & Media

The women in white

The film "Pray the Devil Back to Hell" documents the story of a group of women who organized protests for peace aimed at ending Liberia's nearly 20-year civil war. Leymah Gbowee was the driving force behind the movement.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

Anchor Marco Werman tells us bout the big winner of last night's Latin Grammys, and introduces us to the music of Calypso Rose -- a singer from Tobago, from her latest self-titled album.

Politics

Meeting tackles cybercrime

Many computer fraud scams originate in West Africa. Today, computer experts from 20 West African countries met in Ivory Coast to discuss how to fight such Internet scams. Host Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's John James in Abidjan.

Politics

Obama's foreign policy team

There are reports today that Susan Rice might be President-elect Obama's choice for ambassador to the United Nations. The World's Jeb Sharp has more on the next president's emerging foreign policy team.

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Corn in Africa

Development agencies have long promoted corn as a crop that can modernize African agriculture. Yet some food experts say Africa has now become over-reliant on corn, and the result has been increased malnutrition and vulnerability to famine.