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The Brian Lehrer Show

The State of American Friendship

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Tim Walker, co-founder of Lifeboat, a new organization that explores the "art and science of friendship," stops by to discuss the findings of their recent "State of Friendship Report."

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Tensions Rise in US-Egypt Relations

Thursday, February 02, 2012

On Sunday, the American Embassy in Cairo offered to shelter American citizens barred from leaving the country after the Egyptian government instituted a travel ban on 17 American citizens working for NGOs within the country. Sam LaHood, son of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, is among the Americans stuck in Cairo. The American Embassy's need to shelter American citizens in a once-friendly nation symbolizes a serious rift in U.S.–Egypt relations.

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Pro-Democracy NGO Offices Raided by Egyptian Military

Friday, December 30, 2011

On Thursday, Egyptian security forces stormed the offices of 17 human rights and pro-democracy NGOs across the country. One NGO worker was arrested. Taking computers, papers, cash, and telephones with them, the coordinated raids reflect the military's discomfort with criticism and foreign intervention: several of these organizations are monitoring Egypt's ongoing, multi-phase parliamentary elections. Egypt received $65 million in pro-democracy aid from the U.S. this year, and the Obama administration has demanded that the military return items confiscated from the raids.

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UK Loses £3.2 Million to Fraud in Kabul

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The BBC has learned that the British government paid £3.2 million AGEF, an aid agency which has shuttered over allegations of fraud. AGEF's mission was to help resettle failed asylum-seekers sent back to Kabul and to train local people. The British government was aware of problems since 2009, according to the BBC, but continued to pay AGEF until this year. Angus Crawford, correspondent for the BBC, filed this report.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

A Marine's Path to Peace

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Rye Barcott talks about being both a Marine and a humanitarian. He started Carolina for Kibera (CFK), a non-governmental organization focused on developing a new generation of leaders from within Kibera, one of Africa's largest slums, in Nairobi, Kenya. In It Happened On the Way to War: A Marine's Path to Peace, he gives an account of his experience in the Marines, serving as a human intelligence officer in Iraq, Bosnia, and the Horn of Africa, as well as his work in humanitarian service.

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Famine and Somalia: The Challenges of Providing Aid in a Failed State

Friday, July 22, 2011

Millions of Somalis are mired in a deep humanitarian crisis that is now driving thousands of refugees over the border to Kenya daily. Famine is devastating the country, and the process of seeking outside aid is complicated by by an ineffective government, interference by the al-Qaida linked group al-Shabaab, and internal strife. Regardless, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called for international aid agencies to bring food and supplies.

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On Being

Binyavanga Wainaina — The Ethics of Aid: One Kenyan's Perspective [remix]

Thursday, August 27, 2009

We explore the complex ethics of global aid with a young writer from Kenya, Binyavanga Wainaina. He is among a rising generation of African voices who bring a cautionary perspective to the morality and efficacy behind many Western initiatives to abolish p

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[Unedited] Binyavanga Wainaina With Krista Tippett

Thursday, August 27, 2009

We explore the complex ethics of global aid with a young writer from Kenya, Binyavanga Wainaina. He is among a rising generation of African voices who bring a cautionary perspective to the morality and efficacy behind many Western initiatives to abolish p

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