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PRI's The World

Ebola's spread to Nigeria presents a whole new level of risk

Friday, August 15, 2014

The medical relief agency Doctors Without Borders says the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is like fighting a war, and the battle has now reached Nigeria. With huge, tightly-packed cities, the country could be in serious trouble if cases aren't contained.

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PRI's The World

The ethical debate over the use of an untested Ebola drug

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Was it right to give an experimental serum to two people infected with Ebola? Was it right to give it to white Americans and not Africans? Kevin Fitzgerald, who's a medical ethicist at Georgetown University and a Jesuit priest, discusses the circumstances.

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The Takeaway

Hope For Africa's Economic Powerhouse

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

All week, as African leaders convene at the White House, The Takeaway is sitting down with African writers to hear what their hopes are for the continent. Today, a look at Africa’s economic powerhouse: Nigeria.

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PRI's The World

A summit of African leaders in Washington tries to move beyond 'speed dating'

Monday, August 04, 2014

The US is hosting its first-ever summit of leaders from across Africa, but the short timeframe and large number of attendees means that meaningful dialogue might be hard to achieve.

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PRI's The World

Decontee Sawyer remembers the life of her husband — the first American victim of Ebola's latest outbreak

Friday, August 01, 2014

Liberian American Patrick Sawyer died this week of Ebola virus in Lagos, Nigeria. His wife, Decontee, remembers him as a passionate advocate for Liberian democracy and a man who was "bigger than life."

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PRI's The World

Put away the plastic sheets and duct tape — there's no Ebola outbreak coming to the US

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The death of Liberian American traveler Patrick Sawyer stoked fears that the Ebola virus could cross the Atlantic. But despite the wide spread of the disease in West Africa, it has almost no chance of breaking out the United States thanks to the deep medical infrastructure here.

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The Takeaway

Fela Kuti: Firebrand, Innovator, and Rebel

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Political firebrand, musical innovator, Nigerian folk-hero, rebel, and global icon: Fela Kuti was a figure eminently of his time and also someone who was entirely ahead of his time. The story of Fela Kuti's journey is the subject of a new documentary.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

“The Supreme Price,” the Abiola Family, and Politics in Nigeria

Thursday, June 19, 2014

The director of the documentary “The Supreme Price,” discusses the film with its subject, Hafsat Abiola, an activist from a political family in Nigeria.

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The Takeaway

U.S. Troops Aid Nigeria's Schoolgirl Search

Thursday, May 22, 2014

President Obama has sent 80 U.S. troops to Chad to help the Nigerian government search for more than 260 Nigerian schoolgirls, kidnapped by Boko Haram on April 14th. What are the risks associated with this mission?

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The Takeaway

Nigerian Officials May Have Ignored Warnings

Monday, May 12, 2014

According to Amnesty International, the Nigerian military had more than four hours of advance warning about the kidnappings of schoolgirls by the terrorist organization Boko Haram, but it failed to act.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

How should Nigeria tackle the militant threat of Boko Haram?

Friday, May 09, 2014

How should Nigeria tackle the militant threat of Boko Haram?

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The Takeaway

Does the World Care About Young, Black Girls?

Friday, May 09, 2014

Social activist and feminist writer bell hooks reflects on why the world isn’t more outraged by the kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls.

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The Takeaway

Outrage Cripples Nigerians in Face of Kidnappings

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Filmmaker Kenneth Gyang says people in Nigeria are feeling a deep sense of outrage and powerlessness, and some are beginning to conclude that Boko Haram and its kidnappings have become normal in Nigeria now.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

"A Terrible Situation": US to Send Help to Nigeria

Thursday, May 08, 2014

The U.S. has offered the Nigerian government help with locating the roughly 276 kidnapped school girls. In the meantime, a car bomb exploded this week in the capital, Abuja, near the site of another deadly bombing last month. And, on Monday, 100-150 people were killed in a northeastern border town by Boko Haram. Comfort Ero, Africa program director for the International Crisis Group, talks about what the US team of specialists can do to help and what might end the violence in Nigeria.

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The Takeaway

U.S. Joins Search for Missing Nigerian Girls

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram now has the world's attention. And with reports emerging that more schoolgirls have been abducted—adding to the 250 who are still missing—the pressure is mounting on local authorities to respond and act.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Where Are The Missing Nigerian Schoolgirls?

Monday, May 05, 2014

More than 275 Nigerian school girls were abducted by the Islamist group Boko Haram on April 15. Adam Nossiter, West and Central Africa Bureau Chief for The New York Times, talks about what's known about the mass kidnapping and the search for the girls.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Things That Aren't Funny (And Something That Is)

Monday, May 05, 2014

The White House Correspondents Dinner was this weekend. Bob Garfield of On The Media and Mark Leibovich of The New York Times Magazine talk about the coziness between the government and press. And Pope Francis blurbed Cardinal Walter Kasper's book. We'll talk to the German cardinal about it. Plus: the search for the Nigerian school girls; and humorist Christopher Buckley.

The Takeaway

Kidnappings Open Wounds in Hearts of Nigerians

Friday, May 02, 2014

With more than 150 girls still missing in Nigeria, and many now believed to be sold as brides, we explore what this tragedy means for the country with Okey Ndibe, a Nigerian author and visiting professor of African studies at Brown University.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Every Day Is for the Thief, a Novel by Teju Cole

Friday, May 02, 2014

Teju Cole talks about his new novel, Every Day Is for the Thief, about a young Nigerian living in New York City who goes home to Lagos for a visit, finding a city both familiar and strange. He taps into the energies of Lagos life—creative, malevolent, ambiguous—and slowly begins to make sense of the profound changes that have taken place in his country and in himself in the 15 years since he moved away.

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The Takeaway

Hope Fades in Ukraine Crisis | Do No Harm? A Look at Doctors & the Death Penalty | Introducing The Takeaway Book Club

Friday, May 02, 2014

Kidnapping Tragedy Opens Wounds in Hearts of Nigerians | Introducing The Takeaway Book Club | Hope Fades in Ukraine as Conflict Intensifies | New Movie Reviews of the Week | Why Just One Big Banker Went to Jail for the Financial Crisis | Do No Harm? A Look at Doctors ...