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The Takeaway

On The Front Lines of The War Against Boko Haram

Friday, April 17, 2015

VICE News' Kaj Larsen, the only journalist on the front lines of the fight against Boko Haram, discusses Nigeria's campaign against the group with an inside look at fight on the ground.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

This Moment in Nigeria

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Yinka Adegoke, the Africa editor for Quartz, talks about what the outcome of the Nigerian election means for its citizens and democracy. Plus: calls from Nigerian-Americans.

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The Takeaway

Ex-Military Dictator Claims Victory in Nigeria

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

After a hard fought campaign about eradicating corruption, there's a new leader in Nigeria.

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The Takeaway

Thieves of State: How Corruption Poisons Governments

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Ahead of the Nigerian elections, we look at how shady government practices can lead to instability and violence. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

When Hoop Dreams Become Nightmares

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The demand for college basketball talent in the U.S. has led to human trafficking in countries like Nigeria. Alexandra Starr reports on a Nigerian teenager who got caught up in it.

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The Takeaway

Boko Haram & ISIS Spark Fears of Transnational Terrorist Network

Monday, March 09, 2015

The Nigerian terrorist group, now allied with ISIS, has roughly 6,000 members and controls about 8,000 square miles of territory in northeastern Nigeria.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Presidential poll puts Nigeria to the test

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Presidential poll puts Nigeria to the test

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FT Big Read

Nigeria's election power struggle

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Nigeria's election power struggle

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The Takeaway

Ungovernable Chaos: How Failed States Give Rise to Terrorism

Thursday, February 12, 2015

As Boko Haram terrorizes Nigeria, and ISIS threatens the Middle East, The Takeaway examines the threat of failed states, and how such countries give rise to terrorism.

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New Sounds

Make the World Shake (Afropop, New & Old)

Sunday, January 25, 2015

For this New Sounds, listen to Congolese band Staff Benda Bilili, Senegalese singer Ablaye Thiossanea, a reissue from Nigerian Tunji Oyelana, and music from different parts of Africa.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Nigeria's Paradox: Africa's Highest GDP and Deadliest Terrorists

Friday, January 16, 2015

As details emerge about Nigeria's fight against Boko Haram, we spoke with one man who's returning to neighboring Niger to prevent students from being recruited by the terrorist group.

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The Takeaway

Measuring Boko Haram's Destruction

Friday, January 16, 2015

In northern Nigeria, a series of attacks by Boko Haram militants have ravaged a cluster of villages along the shores of Lake Chad.

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On The Media

Terror Reporting and Technological Paranoia

Friday, January 16, 2015

On the narratives we expect after a terrorist event, double standards for free speech in France, and the eerie technology of Black Mirror's not-so-distant future.

On The Media

The Ongoing Horrors of Boko Haram

Friday, January 16, 2015

Journalist Alexis Okeowo on the latest attacks by Boko Haram and the difficulty of covering a conflict with no end in sight.

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On The Media

Why Paris, But Not Baga?

Friday, January 16, 2015

Ethan Zuckerman from MIT discusses the complicated prejudices that made the Paris attacks top news last week, but not the destruction and killings in Baga, Nigeria. 

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The Takeaway

Reign of Terror: 2,000 Feared Dead in Boko Haram Massacre

Monday, January 12, 2015

After a week of Boko Haram-sponsored attacks across Nigeria, scores are dead and many are left wondering whether the government can effectively combat terror.

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The Takeaway

How Nigeria Became 'Ebola Free'

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The World Health Organization said on Monday that Nigeria is now "Ebola free" after 42 days with no new cases. Excellent detective work helped Nigeria fight the disease.

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PRI's The World

The men tracking down Boko Haram are committing Boko Haram-like atrocities

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Frontline's new documentary, "Hunting Boko Haram," shows that the hunt for Boko Haram has led to atrocities and abuse on the side of the "good guys" — the Nigerian government and the militias it funds to help track down terrorists.

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PRI's The World

It's not just a soap opera, it's a 'radio movie'

Monday, September 08, 2014

Soaps aren't anything new in most parts of the world, but a long-running Nigerian radio show called "Story, Story" uses the techniques of film to create an immersive, realistic radio drama. The popular show also helps spread public service messages to a wide audience.

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PRI's The World

How fear is hampering the response to the Ebola crisis

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Ebola epidemic is an emergency for several countries in West Africa. But the international response has been slow. One reason is fear.

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