WBEZ | Nigeria http://www.wbez.org/tags/nigeria Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en How Nigeria contained Ebola http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-10-21/how-nigeria-contained-ebola-110972 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP63365074299.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>After 20 people were infected with Ebola in Nigeria, the country has not seen a new case in 42 days. The World Health Organization has declared the country free of Ebola virus transmission. WHO&#39;s Incident Manager for Ebola in Nigeria tells us how they contained the virus.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-how-nigeria-defeated-ebola/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-how-nigeria-defeated-ebola.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-how-nigeria-defeated-ebola" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: How Nigeria contained Ebola" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:59:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-10-21/how-nigeria-contained-ebola-110972 The Arab states and the conflict in Gaza http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-07-29/arab-states-and-conflict-gaza-110570 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP874063750311.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>We&#39;ll talk with Middle East scholar Joe Kechichian about the role of the Arab and Gulf states in the current crisis in Gaza.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-why-saudi-arabia-and-the-arab-league-are/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-why-saudi-arabia-and-the-arab-league-are.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-why-saudi-arabia-and-the-arab-league-are" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: The Arab states and the conflict in Gaza" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:58:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-07-29/arab-states-and-conflict-gaza-110570 The music of Brazil's favelas http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-06-11/music-brazils-favelas-110320 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP392232449892.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The 2014 World Cup begins in Brazil tomorrow. There&#39;s an official World Cup song, but it doesn&#39;t necessarily include any of the homegrown sounds coming out of Rio&#39;s favelas. &nbsp;We&#39;ll explore the roots of favela funk with Morning Shift and Radio M host Tony Sarabia.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-the-music-of-brazil-s-favelas/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-the-music-of-brazil-s-favelas.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-the-music-of-brazil-s-favelas" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: The music of Brazil's favelas" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 11:08:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-06-11/music-brazils-favelas-110320 Chicago's Nigerians watch World Cup with optimism and resolve http://www.wbez.org/news/chicagos-nigerians-watch-world-cup-optimism-and-resolve-110311 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/NIGERIA2.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Immigrant communities throughout Chicago are excited about seeing the World Cup. Thirty-two nations will compete to win the ultimate soccer championship. Nigeria is one of three African countries that qualified for the World Cup.</p><p>Nigerians in Chicago are looking forward to seeing their team, but some are concerned over an unresolved conflict in their homeland. WBEZ&rsquo;s Yolanda Perdomo talked with several Nigerians in Chicago about soccer and the crisis affecting a group of schoolgirls kidnapped in April.</p><p><em>Follow WBEZ Host/Producer Yolanda Perdomo on Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/yolandanews">@yolandanews</a>&nbsp;and <a href="https://plus.google.com/u/0/106564114685277342468/posts/p/pub">Google+</a></em></p></p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 09:39:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/news/chicagos-nigerians-watch-world-cup-optimism-and-resolve-110311 The fight for women's rights in Nigeria http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-06-03/fight-womens-rights-nigeria-110274 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Hafsat_Abiola_photobyJoannaLipper_web_version.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>In April, more than 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped in Nigeria, which led to an international focus on women&#39;s rights there. &#39;The Supreme Price&#39; is a documentary that examines women&#39;s rights in Nigeria. We&#39;ll talk with the film&rsquo;s director, Joanna Lipper and researcher Corinne Dufka.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-the-fight-for-women-s-rights-in-nigeria/embed?border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-the-fight-for-women-s-rights-in-nigeria.js?border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-the-fight-for-women-s-rights-in-nigeria" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: The fight for women's rights in Nigeria" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 15:11:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-06-03/fight-womens-rights-nigeria-110274 Poorly trained pilots and lack of oversight make air traveler riskier in developing world http://www.wbez.org/blogs/bez/2012-06/poorly-trained-pilots-and-lack-oversight-make-air-traveler-riskier-developing <p><div class="image-insert-image " style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/AP120603045119.jpg" title="People gather at the site of a plane crash in Lagos, Nigeria, Sunday, June 3, 2012. (AP/Sunday Alamba)" /></div><p>The commercial airline whose plane crashed in Nigeria earlier this week, killing 153 people on board and more on the ground, is defending its actions leading up to the crash, saying<br />its chief engineer was aboard the doomed flight.</p><p>Francis Ogboro, an executive who oversees Dana Air, told journalists on Wednesday that the company&#39;s employees wouldn&#39;t have embarked on a &quot;suicide mission&quot; by flying an unsafe plane. Ogboro also said the plane showed no faults or problems Sunday morning before it crashed in a densely populated neighborhood in Lagos, Nigeria&#39;s largest city.</p><p>Popular anger has risen in the country against the airline since the crash. The company, owned by a wealthy Indian family living in Nigeria, has been grounded by the federal government as it<br />investigates the crash.</p><p>This is not the first deadly crash to befall the west African nation. Bill Voss, president and CEO of the <a href="http://flightsafety.org/" target="_blank">Flight Safety Foundation </a>says Nigeria had actually &quot;improved its flight safety record in recent years,&quot; but demand for airline travel has grown rapidly and at times, training and safety standards haven&#39;t necessarily been able to keep pace. According to Voss, the African region has nearly 20 times the number of plane crashes as North America.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Friday on<em> Worldview,</em> Bill Voss sheds some light on the challenges developing nations face as they try to improve safety standards.</p></p> Fri, 08 Jun 2012 11:16:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/bez/2012-06/poorly-trained-pilots-and-lack-oversight-make-air-traveler-riskier-developing Nigerian refugee fights for a life and his marriage in the U.S. http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-01-31/nigerian-refugee-fights-life-and-his-marriage-us-95998 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2012-January/2012-01-31/eugene2.png" alt="" /><p><p>Eugene Peba is an immigrant here in Chicago. A member of Nigeria's Ogoni tribe, he fled persecution in his home country for the U.S. seven years ago. Now, Eugene works in Chicago and is married to an American -- and he's also facing a protracted legal battle to stay in this country on asylum grounds. His story reveals the byzantine, high-stakes world that many foreigners who come to this country face.</p><p>Students from Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism recently met Eugene as part of their reporting work for the website <a href="http://www.immigrantconnect.org" target="_blank"><em>Immigrant Connect</em></a>. Led by their professor, Jack Doppelt, they reported Eugene's story.</p><p>Eugene, Jack and Northwestern student Karen Chen join <em>Worldview</em> to explain why Eugene is fighting to stay in the United States.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>To read the original article on Eugene Peba, written by Northwestern students on </em>Immigrant Connect<em>, <a href="http://www.immigrantconnect.org/2010/12/02/eugene-peba-a-nigerians-fight-for-survival-and-protection/" target="_blank">click here</a>.</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Watch this video of Eugene's story:</strong></p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/AhAi75u_G2I" width="560" frameborder="0" height="315"></iframe></p></p> Tue, 31 Jan 2012 17:34:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-01-31/nigerian-refugee-fights-life-and-his-marriage-us-95998 Fuel subsidy cuts spark protests in an already volatile Nigeria http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-01-12/fuel-subsidy-cuts-spark-protests-already-volatile-nigeria-95497 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2012-January/2012-01-12/nigeria2.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>On Monday, the Nigerian government announced it would end two decades of fuel subsidies. The actions prompted a nationwide strike in a country already rocked by deadly religious tensions in the north.</p><p>Now, the country’s top oil union - which represents 20,000 oil and gas workers - is threatening to completely shut down oil production if President Goodluck Jonathan doesn’t reverse his decision.</p><p><a href="http://%20http://las.depaul.edu/psc/People/Full-time%20Faculty/Adibe/index.asp" target="_blank">Clement Adibe</a>, a professor of political science at DePaul University, provides analysis. He’s originally from the Niger Delta.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Thu, 12 Jan 2012 16:23:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-01-12/fuel-subsidy-cuts-spark-protests-already-volatile-nigeria-95497 Worldview 1.12.12 http://www.wbez.org/episode/worldview-11212 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/episode/images/2012-january/2012-01-12/nigeria1.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>There were high expectations last July when South Sudan, the world’s newest country, gained independence. But tensions between rival ethnic groups have exploded in recent months and hundreds have died as a result.&nbsp; Chicagoan Kenneth Elisapana, who is originally from South Sudan, explains what's behind the recent violence. Also, protests recently erupted in Nigeria when the government announced cuts to fuel subsidies. DePaul University’s <a href="http://las.depaul.edu/pax/People/ClementAdibePhD/index.asp" target="_blank">Clement Adibe</a> says the move, while unpopular, was necessary to fight corruption in the oil economy. And, on <a href="http://wbez.org/globalactivism" target="_blank"><em>Global Activism</em></a>, <em>Worldview</em> talks with Katherine Darnstadt and Laura Bowe of <a href="http://architectureforhumanity.org/" target="_blank">Architecture for Humanity</a>. The organization brings architects, designers, engineers and people in construction together to help provide solutions to communities in need.</p></p> Thu, 12 Jan 2012 15:31:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode/worldview-11212 In Nigeria, groups help 'discordant couples' http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-10-14/nigeria-groups-help-discordant-couples-93157 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-October/2011-10-14/discordant.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Coping with news that you’re HIV positive is a traumatic process. It’s even harder if your partner walks out on you.</p><p>In Nigeria, women are especially vulnerable. There are, however, a growing number support groups counseling so-called “discordant couples” on how to live positively. Richard Lough reports from Lagos. (Some names have been changed to protect sources.)</p><p><em>This story originally aired on the <a href="http://www.worldvisionreport.org/" target="_blank">World Vision Report</a>. We got it from the <a href="http://www.prx.org/" target="_blank">Public Radio Exchange</a>.</em></p></p> Fri, 14 Oct 2011 16:57:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-10-14/nigeria-groups-help-discordant-couples-93157