This website is no longer actively maintained
Some material and features may be unavailable

All Posts Tagged With: "Nigeria"

Nigeria violence may have claimed lives of innocent civilians

Interview & Video

Nigeria violence may have claimed lives of innocent civilians

Last July, Nigeria was racked by four days of violence between security forces and a militant group trying to impose strict Islamic law. Ever since, there has been concern that the security forces may have killed many innocent civilians. Mike Hanna of Al Jazeera English reports, and Daljit Dhaliwal speaks to Eric Guttschuss of Human Rights Watch for more.

Posted: February 9, 2010 16:25   Comments: 11
Nigeria moves to end power vaccum left by ailing president

Blogwatch

Nigeria moves to end power vaccum left by ailing president

The Nigerian national assembly voted today to install Vice-President Goodluck Jonathan as interim leader until ailing President Umaru Yar'Adua is fit enough to return to office. Nigerian bloggers comment on the unfolding leadership crisis in the country.

Posted: February 9, 2010 15:49   Comments: 1
U.S. government implements tougher airport security rules

Blogwatch & Map

U.S. government implements tougher airport security rules

Following a failed attempt by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to blow up a flight into Detroit on Christmas morning, the Transportation Security Administration imposed tougher screening rules for passengers originating in 14 mostly Muslim nations. See more about the countries selected.

Posted: January 6, 2010 14:46   Comments: 3
2009 marks decade’s deadliest year for African journalists

Perspectives

2009 marks decade’s deadliest year for African journalists

In Somalia, nine local journalists were murdered or killed in combat situations. Tom Rhodes of the Committee to Protect Journalists writes about the deteriorating situation for journalists in Somalia and explains why this figure is especially startling considering that sub-Saharan Africa has historically had one of the lowest journalist murder rates.

Posted: December 17, 2009 15:40   Comments: 2
Nigeria’s Nollywood produces more films than U.S.

Q&A / Video

Nigeria’s Nollywood produces more films than U.S.

This year, the United Nations announced that Nigeria's film industry had surpassed the U.S. in numbers of feature films produced. Explore an interactive feature about the top film-producing nations and read a Q&A about the rise of "Nollywood."

Posted: October 7, 2009 12:35   Comments: 1
Dozens in Nigeria killed in deadly militant violence

Interview (video)

Dozens in Nigeria killed in deadly militant violence

Militants in Nigeria have been attacking police stations in recent days, sparking clashes. Marie Pace of the United States Institute of Peace discusses the implications of the violence for the important oil-producing nation.

Posted: July 28, 2009 14:20   Comments: 2
Obama inherits a stronger U.S.-Africa legacy from Bush

Video

Obama inherits a stronger U.S.-Africa legacy from Bush

Todd Moss of the Center for Global Development discusses whether President Barack Obama will make major changes to U.S. policy toward Africa and what approach the new president should take.

Posted: February 5, 2009 20:14   Comments: 1
Top priorities for President Obama’s Africa team

Perspectives

Top priorities for President Obama’s Africa team

A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes that past U.S. policy towards African countries has included omission, commission or militarization, and gives advice to President Barack Obama's new Africa team.

Posted: February 5, 2009 09:45   Comments: 1
Nigerians go hungry despite oil wealth

Perspectives

Nigerians go hungry despite oil wealth

A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about visiting a farm in Nigeria, where the majority of the population remains poor and hungry even though the country is one of the world's top oil exporters.

Posted: January 14, 2009 09:07   Comments: 3
Turning algae, wood and waste into biofuels

Blogwatch

Turning algae, wood and waste into biofuels

Along with green revolution trends like natural gas, nuclear power and ethanol fuel blends, people around the world are exploring a host of other “alternative” alternative fuels.

Posted: November 13, 2008 14:59   Comments: 2

Produced by Creative News Group LLC     ©2019 WNET.ORG     All rights reserved

Distributed by American Public Television