Gregory Warner appears in the following:
Sunday, June 09, 2013
The historic apology — and the unprecedented settlement — has been years in the making. A Harvard graduate student helped bring about the settlement for the surviving Mau Mau victims of torture and abuse at the hands of the British.
Monday, June 03, 2013
Journalism can be a dangerous profession in any war-torn country. And in Somalia, the youth and inexperience of many reporters can make it even more so. A dozen Somali reporters were gunned down last year, including four at a single organization, Shabelle Media.
Monday, May 27, 2013
Secretary Of State John Kerry made a stop in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa over the weekend. Kerry was in Africa several weeks ahead of a trip to the region by President Obama.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
College students and recent graduates crammed the top floor of a tech hub in Nairobi for a competition built around the theme "Solutions for the Next Billion Mobile Users." Africa has more than 600 million mobile phone users (approximately 11 percent of the global total) – and the number is growing.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Thousands of prisoners are held in detention camps throughout Eritrea, according to Amnesty International. Here's the story of one man who made it out.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Poachers kill rhinos for their horns. Some economists think legalizing the horns could save the rhinos.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The defenders of Africa's rhinos are battling a well-financed and well-informed enemy. Poachers clear $40,000 or more for a single rhino horn. They have cash for the latest weaponry and to pay for inside information from some of the very people whose job it is to protect the rhinos.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
NPR's Frank Langfitt and Gregory Warner have teamed up for a series about how myth and money are driving extraordinary slaughter of rhinos. They talk with host Rachel Martin about the issue, which has repercussions from the African continent all the way to Asia.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
To know how elephants are faring, they need to be counted. But how do you count them when they're hidden under thick forest canopies? A conservationist in the 1980s started to count their poop, and that helped to create a model of elephants' numbers and movement through the forest.
Thursday, May 02, 2013
Dissent is not tolerated in Eritrea, so exiles from the African nation had to get creative when it came to organizing opposition. They are now relying on robocalls that tell Eritreans to stay home Friday evening, the night traditionally devoted to going out.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Boeing's 787 Dreamliner was supposed to be a game changing new aircraft, but battery problems grounded the fleet, costing Boeing an estimated $600 million. Now the Federal Aviation Administration has approved a fix to the battery issue, and the first Dreamliner will return to the skies this weekend in Africa. Ethiopian Airlines is relaunching the "continent's first" Dreamliner in its effort to distinguish itself in the increasingly competitive, increasingly crowded African aerospace market.
Friday, April 05, 2013
In Somalia the relative calm and stability of the last few years has resulted in a burgeoning journalism scene. But the practice is a deadly one, journalists are targeted for offending powerful interests, and most experienced journalists have fled. NPR's East Africa correspondent, Gregory Warner, talks to Bob about who's stepped in to do the incredibly risky reporting in Somalia - children.
Kronos Quartet - Mai Nozipo
Friday, March 29, 2013
This model was hailed as a success in Somalia and is now being marshaled to fight rebels in the eastern Congo. It involves Western nations providing financial support to African troops who do the peacekeeping. But why are African countries so silent about their casualty figures?
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Bosco Ntaganda showed up unexpectedly at the U.S. Embassy in Kigali. While officials puzzle out the details of transporting him to his new detention cell in The Hague, others are wondering if his former cohorts — still pillaging Eastern Congo — might use the arrest to broker their own impunity.
Saturday, March 09, 2013
It was supposed to be the most modern election in African history. Biometric identification kits, computerized registration rolls and an SMS transmission of results. It all went spectacularly wrong.
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Kenya's presidential election has yielded hundreds of thousands of spoiled ballots — and raised the possibility of a contentious and costly runoff election in April. Amid allegations of vote-rigging, there are others who say there may be a more innocent reason for so many rejected ballots.
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
In Kenya, questions have been raised about the presidential election process. The ballot count has been very slow, and hundreds of thousands of ballots have been rejected. It appears there will have to be a runoff.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Kenyans go to the polls next week to choose a new president. The last election was followed by allegations of vote rigging and weeks of deadly tribal violence. NPR's Gregory Warner sat down with a few perpetrators of that violence in a bar to watch the Kenyan presidential debate. And to find out what, if anything, has changed this time around.
Tuesday, March 08, 2011
Can fear change you for the better? Gregory Warner from Marketplace takes us to a clinic in Russia that aims to scare patients sober--with a pill called "the torpedo." Vyacheslav Davidov, the doctor who runs the clinic, describes the treatment and makes a case for the therapeutic powers ...
Friday, June 19, 2009
Afghanistan holds its second presidential elections in August, but an American-Idol-style TV show has already given the country a crash course in the electoral process. On "Afghan Star," ethnic differences that divided the country in wartime play out on the show and inspire fans to rig the votes. ...