Correspondent Anna Boiko-Weyrauch reports on efforts by some Tuaregs in the west African country of Mali to preserve their traditional language. Mali is the answer to today’s Geo Quiz.
While many U.S. cities have suffered because of the recession, one town in the southern state of Alabama, has fared surprisingly well. The town of Enterprise has applied a turn-of-the-century economic lesson, learned from an agricultural pest — the boll weevil.
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? One American family went to find out.
March 8 is International Women’s Day, a national holiday in Burkina Faso. One way of celebrating is by making new clothes from Women’s Day cloth that is designed with a new pattern every year.
Burkina Faso is Africa’s largest cotton producer, but the cloth reveals contradictions in the country’s biggest industry.
Originally aired on Voice of America March 7, 2010, and on Free Speech Radio News.
During the traditional marriage ceremony in Rwanda, the bride and groom each appoint a delegation to negotiate the wedding. It’s an intense battle of wits that lasts hours. Anna Boiko-Weyrauch recently saw her friends Joseph and Betty get married in the city of Kigali.