Gregory Warner

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Understanding South Sudan's Cow Currency Is Key To Understanding The Country's War

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The preferred form of currency in South Sudan is not cash, but cows. That turns out to be key to understanding why the civil war there not only left many dead, it destroyed a whole way of life — and the best chance for peace.

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Episode 805: War And Peace And Cows

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

In South Sudan, there is a kind of money that works even through bank failures and unstable governments. But when war struck, it upended a whole economy: the economy of cows.

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Rough Translation: Half Of German Improv Class Is Filled With Refugees

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

With the election in Germany bringing immigration to the fore, the NPR podcast Rough Translation visits an improv class where new arrivals learn the unwritten rules of German culture.

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Attempts To Address Rape In Congo Produced Unintended Consequences

Monday, August 28, 2017

Western countries have attempted to address the crisis of rape in Congo. Women feel there's only one story that aid workers want to hear from them. This story comes from our podcast Rough Translation.

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'Rough Translation': What Americans Can Learn From Fake News In Ukraine

Monday, August 21, 2017

Ukraine is where some of Russia's fake news tactics were first developed. We go to Eastern Ukraine to find out how the information war has changed how people watch the news and talk to each other.

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Bridging The Familiar And Unfamiliar Around The World, In 'Rough Translation'

Monday, August 14, 2017

In NPR's new international podcast, host Gregory Warner, a longtime foreign correspondent, travels the globe to drop in on stories that reflect back on subjects we're talking about in the U.S.

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Remembering Michael Sharp: He Risked His Life To Make Peace

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The death of the 34-year-old Kansan was confirmed this week. Correspondent Gregory Warner met him by chance on a boat and found out how he managed to forge a dialogue with violent rebels.

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The Double-Edged Sword of American Support of LGBT Rights in Africa

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Listeners call in to discuss where we ought to draw the line between upholding universal human rights and respecting cultural diversity.

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When The U.S. Backs Gay And Lesbian Rights In Africa, Is There A Backlash?

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

For the past four years, the U.S. government has engaged in an ambitious campaign for LGBT rights around the world. But American support can be a double-edged sword.

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A Land In Limbo Hopes That Books Will Keep It Going

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Somaliland, a country that lacks official recognition, has a huge annual book fair. The emphasis on literature isn't just about culture. It's about identity and the economy, too.

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Ethiopia Grapples With The Aftermath Of A Deadly Weekend

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Amnesty International says 97 were killed when soldiers shot peaceful protesters in different parts of the country. Protesters have various grievances, but all share frustration with the government.

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Nearly 100 Dead After Anti-Government Protests In Ethiopia

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

In Ethiopia, activists and witnesses say nearly 100 people were killed by security forces cracking down on anti-government protests over the weekend. The protests began late last year over a government plan to lease a forest to private foreign developers. Ethiopia's authoritarian government is a key U.S. ally in East Africa.

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Invisibilia: No One Thought This All-Woman's Debate Team Could Crush It

Friday, July 29, 2016

Because women in Rwanda are supposed to be humble and speak softly. And the team's debating debut was a disaster. Could the teammates harness their inner power?

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Africa Unveils All-Africa Passport — But So Far Only 2 People Have One

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Economists say it'll be good for Africa, making it easier for businesspeople, workers and tourists to cross borders.

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Facebook Blamed For Flare-Up In Fighting In South Sudan

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Earlier this month, South Sudan teetered on the brink of a return to civil war. The government cites a Facebook post for sparking the violence.

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How Do You Say 'Gnarly' In Amharic? Ethiopia Gets Its First Skate Park

Friday, June 10, 2016

The country hopes to cash in on the sport's global popularity. And the kids love doing flips and handstands.

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Ethiopia Stifles Dissent, While Giving Impression Of Tolerance, Critics Say

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

For authoritarian regimes, crushing all opposition can be bad for your reputation. Ethiopia's leaders have proven skilled at maintaining firm control while staging the ceremonies of democracy.

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Ethiopian Runners Say They Face Discrimination

Sunday, June 05, 2016

When Ethiopia barred its best distance runner from competing in the 2016 Olympics, many saw it as an act of ethnic discrimination. Another runner from the same ethnic group says he was exiled.

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Freed From Prison, Ethiopian Bloggers Still Can't Leave The Country

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Just before President Obama's visit to Ethiopia last year, jailed bloggers and journalists were suddenly released from prison — a welcome gesture of openness. But their freedom goes only so far.

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Aid Groups In Ethiopia Reshape Approach In New Era Of Climate Change

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Ethiopia has long been associated with extreme drought that leaves millions in need of food. That's still the case, as the Horn of Africa suffers its worst drought in 50 years. But experts say that is exactly why the world needs to rethink its approach to aid in the age of climate change.

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