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Q&A: Nigeria Kidnappings -- Who Are the ‘Boko Haram?’

New America Media, Andrew Lam May 10, 2014

ditor’s Note: Professor Michael Watts teaches geography at UC Berkeley and is the author of many books, including “Silent Violence: Food, Famine, and Peasantry in Northern Nigeria” and “Curse of the Black Gold: 50 Years of Oil in the Niger Delta.” He spoke to NAM editor Andrew Lam about the recent kidnappings of more than 300 schoolgirls in Nigeria by the radical group known as Boko Haram, and the apparent inability of the Nigerian government to either prevent or respond to their crimes. At the time of this writing, 276 of the girls that were kidnapped three weeks ago remain in captivity while 53 have escaped. On Tuesday, Nigerian officials reported that the group had struck again, abducting 11 more schoolgirls in the country’s northeast region.

Cancer’s Lonely Soldier -- Dr. Jackson Orem of Uganda Cancer Institute

Dec 20, 2012

Editor's Note: This story is part of a special PRI's The World series, Cancer’s New Battleground — the Developing World. Jackson Orem is a busy man. He directs the Uganda Cancer Institute – the only dedicated cancer treatment facility in...

Cancer’s Lonely Soldier -- Dr. Jackson Orem of the Uganda Cancer Institute

Dec 20, 2012

Editor's Note: This story is part of a special PRI's The World series, Cancer’s New Battleground — the Developing World. Jackson Orem is a busy man. He directs the Uganda Cancer Institute – the only dedicated cancer treatment facility in...

Cancer’s Lonely Soldier -- Dr. Jackson Orem, Director of the Uganda Cancer Institute

Dec 20, 2012

Editor's Note: This story is part of a special PRI's The World series, Cancer’s New Battleground — the Developing World. Jackson Orem is a busy man. He directs the Uganda Cancer Institute – the only dedicated cancer treatment facility in...

The ‘Kill the Gays’ Bill: Why It Matters Outside Uganda

Dec 08, 2012

The Speaker in Uganda’s parliament is promising a gift like no other for Christmas to her countrymen.Rebecca Kadaga has vowed to resuscitate the “kill the gays” bill, that was put into cold storage in 2009 after it spurred international outrage.At...

Kenyans in U.S. Stripped of Overseas Vote

Nov 28, 2012

On the heels of Pres. Barack Obama’s struggle to defend the voting rights of U.S. citizens, Kenyan officials announced this week that the hundreds of thousands of Kenyans in the U.S., the U.K. and elsewhere outside the country would not...

First Woman of African Descent Elected to UK Parliament

Nov 14, 2012

David Cameron's Conservative Party has quietly made history by electing the first woman of African descent to British Parliament. Helen Grant, whose father is Nigerian, practiced family law in private practice before winning her seat to represent one of the...

Former Gambian Prisoner's Fast Track to Success, Imprisonment and Freedom

Oct 30, 2012

 Amadou Scatred Janneh, one of two Gambians with dual American citizenship released from prison as a result of a mission by Jesse Jackson, has always had something to prove to the world. After graduating from high school in The Gambia...

In Debate, Africa at Center of International Security

Oct 23, 2012

"Mali has been taken over, the northern part of Mali, by al-Qaida-type individuals. We have in — in Egypt a Muslim Brotherhood president…."With those words, spoken Monday night by Barack Obama's Republican challenger Mitt Romney just 40 seconds in the...

Prostate Cancer Hits African American Men Especially Hard

Oct 12, 2012

MIAMI -- Marc Henderson, a 63-year-old African-American airport administrator here, isn’t afraid to ask his physician to do a blood test for Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA), a screening test for prostate cancer. “I’d rather know early on so that it...

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