WBEZ | Nigeria http://www.wbez.org/tags/nigeria Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Worldview: How Airbnb is expanding into Cuba http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-04-09/worldview-how-airbnb-expanding-cuba-111850 <p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/AP507049073521.jpg" style="height: 418px; width: 620px;" title="Tourists walk beside two privately owned houses with rooms for rent in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, April 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)" /></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/200046139&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">Airbnb now listing properties in Cuba</span></p><p>President Obama is in Jamaica and is headed to the Summit of the Americas in Panama. Cuba will also attend the summit for the first time in history. It&rsquo;s taking part in the meetings at the request of the United States. It&rsquo;s expected that the two countries will hold talks where issues such as the reopening of embassies is likely to be discussed. The thaw in relations between the U.S. and Cuba has already had a major impact on the travel industry and last week Airbnb opened up its listing site in Cuba. The company is taking advantage of looser telecommunications and trade restrictions that have been put in place. Still, a lot of obstacles remain, including access to the internet. Samantha Shankman, a reporter at Skift, a travel industry news company, joins us to talk about the potential impact.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong></p><p><em><a href="https://twitter.com/SamShankman">Samantha Shankman</a> is a reporter for <a href="https://twitter.com/skift">Skift</a>, a travel industry news company.</em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/200046604&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">An update in post election Nigeria</span></p><p>Muhammadu Buhari made history last &nbsp;month when he defeated President Goodluck Jonathan.&nbsp; Buhari became the first opposition candidate to unseat a sitting president in Nigeria. &nbsp;Now, as he enters the presidency, he faces a series of tough issues, &nbsp;including the Boko Haram insurgency and rampant corruption. We&rsquo;ll take a look at what&rsquo;s at stake in Nigeria with Richard Joseph, professor of international history and politics at Northwestern University and a senior fellow of the Brookings Institution.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong></p><p dir="ltr"><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-812e22a4-9fc4-f69c-0aa7-2fa04639aec8">Richard Joseph is the John Evans Professor of International History and Politics at <a href="https://twitter.com/NorthwesternU">Northwestern University</a> and a Senior Fellow of the <a href="https://twitter.com/BrookingsInst">Brookings Institution</a>.</span></em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/200046848&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">Global Activism: An interview with S.R. Hiremath</span></p><p><em>Wor</em><em>ldview&nbsp;</em>continues its series from India with a trip &nbsp;to the southern city of Bangalore. &nbsp;It&rsquo;s known as the Silicon Valley of India.&nbsp; Bangalore has seen enormous economic growth over the past couple of decades. Some feel this growth has come at too high a cost for Bangalore&rsquo;s society and environment. &nbsp;Worldview spoke with &nbsp;S.R. Hiremath, a co-founder of India Development Service . He left Chicago in 1979 and founded the NGO Samaj Parivartana Samudaya (Community for Social Change) to create a &ldquo;free, democratic, secular, egalitarian, non-violent, non exploitative and just society&rdquo; in India. Mr. Hiremath has been at the center of numerous campaigns and legal action against government &nbsp;corruption and big polluters.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong></p><p><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-fa12ad11-9fc8-3f13-4477-e3ad78352b9d">S.R. Hiremath is an&nbsp;</span>environmental and social activist, founder of Samaj Parivartana Samudaya (Community for Social Change), co-founder of <a href="http://idsusa.org/">India Development Service</a>.&nbsp;</em></p></p> Thu, 09 Apr 2015 14:51:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-04-09/worldview-how-airbnb-expanding-cuba-111850 Worldview: Negotiations with Iran continue to stall http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-04-01/worldview-negotiations-iran-continue-stall-111804 <p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/AP869056451626.jpg" style="height: 430px; width: 620px;" title="Head of Iranian Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi, center, walks after an extended round of talks on Iran's nuclear program at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland, Wednesday April 1, 2015.(AP Photo/Brendan Smialowski, Pool)" /></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/198787792&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">Iran talks in limbo</span></p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-1d59b81a-7678-b81e-4bd7-4f3d95cf1356">Initial reports of the six major powers coming to a tentative agreement with Iran on its nuclear program &nbsp;now describe the current state of events with words like &ldquo;chaos, disunity and cacophony.&quot; Though the parties are reportedly &ldquo;close&rdquo; to paving the way for future talks, movement has stalled on details such as the lifting sanctions on Iran. Joe Cirincione is a proliferation expert and president of the Ploughshares Fund. He&rsquo;ll tell us what he thinks is happening behind the scenes and what the chances are for success.</span></p><p><strong>Guest:&nbsp;</strong></p><p dir="ltr"><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-1d59b81a-7679-13b8-41f6-d4ac647c0d08"><a href="https://twitter.com/Cirincione">Joe Cirincione</a> is the </span>president of the <a href="https://twitter.com/plough_shares">Ploughshares Fund</a>.</em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/198787933&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">Nigeria elects non-ruling party for first time in history</span></p><p>For the first time in Nigeria&rsquo;s history, a sitting president has been defeated. Muhammadu Buhari won the election and defeated incumbent Goodluck Jonathan by about two million votes. Buhari said his victory was proof that Nigeria has embraced democracy.&nbsp; Nigeria has a long history of military rule, coups and election fraud.&nbsp; We&rsquo;ll discuss the results of the vote with Clement Adibe, professor of political science at DePaul University.</p><p><strong>Guest:&nbsp;</strong></p><p><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-cf48e13f-767b-a60f-a8b3-b4f0e88d89b4">Clement Adibe is a professor of political science at <a href="https://twitter.com/DePaulU">DePaul University.</a></span></em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/198788256&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">Food Wednesday: Eastern Orthodox Lent and Chinese foods for the dead</span></p><p>It&rsquo;s a big week in international food news and religious customs. Even though Lent ends this week for many, Eastern Orthodox Lent still has more than a week to go. This Saturday is also the customary day for Chinese to visit their dead relatives and bring them ceremonial food. Finally, a Sri Lankan undergrad made a groundbreaking discovery about rice last week that is taking the food world by storm. WBEZ food contributor Louisa Chu and WBEZ producer Monica Eng fill us in on the details.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p><p><em><a href="https://twitter.com/louisachu">Louisa Chu</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/monicaeng">Monica Eng</a> are the hosts of the <a href="http://www.wbez.org/content/chewing-fat-podcast-louisa-chu-and-monica-eng">Chewing the Fat</a> podcast.</em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/198788826&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">Global Notes:&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(41, 47, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 26px; letter-spacing: 0.259999990463257px; line-height: 32px; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Toña </span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">La Negra, the Queen of Mexican boleros</span></p><p>She was known as the &lsquo;&#39;queen of the Mexican bolero, but the artistry of María Antonia del Carmen Peregrino is almost entirely forgotten. This week on&nbsp;<em>Global Notes</em>,&nbsp;<em>Morning Shift</em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em>Radio M</em>&nbsp;host Tony Sarabia brings us the music of the Veracruz Mexico native known as &quot;Toña le Negra.&quot;</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong></p><p><em><a href="https://twitter.com/wbezsarabia">Tony Sarabia</a> is the host of <a href="https://twitter.com/WBEZmorning">WBEZ Morning Shift</a>.</em></p></p> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 14:24:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-04-01/worldview-negotiations-iran-continue-stall-111804 Boko Haram violence could threaten Nigerian elections http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-02-05/boko-haram-violence-could-threaten-nigerian-elections-111504 <p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/AP658195809200.jpg" style="height: 429px; width: 620px;" title="Supporters of Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan dance, during an election campaign rally, at Tafawa Balewa Square in Lagos, Nigeria, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)" /></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/189670087&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><div class="image-insert-image "><font color="#333333" face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px;">Boko Haram&#39;s impact on the upcoming Nigerian elections</span></font></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image "><p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-319bbeb8-5b7f-8275-b335-5f35a3981374">Nigeria will hold presidential elections on February 14th but more than a million Nigerians have been displaced due to the fighting against the Islamist group Boko Haram. The National Electoral Commission has voiced concern that they&rsquo;ll be unable to vote- Nigeria requires voters to cast their ballots in the city where they&rsquo;ve registered. Security has been a major issue on the campaign trail. </span></p><p dir="ltr"><span><strong>Guest:<span style="font-size:14px;">&nbsp;</span></strong><span style="font-size:14px;"><em>Richard Joseph, professor of political science at <a href="https://twitter.com/NU_PAS">Northwestern University</a> and a senior fellow at the <a href="https://twitter.com/BrookingsInst">Brookings Institution</a>.</em></span></span></p></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/189669638&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px;">Wapapura: A solar powered music studio</span></p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-447a6217-5b83-741e-0bef-46e7eea48ac5">Rafa Kotcherha is one of the creators of Wapapura, a solar powered recording studio. Due to its unique ability, Wapapura is able to record in previously inaccessible settings such as the Amazon rainforest and a 9th century Monastery in Spain. The power of the sun also helps him stream via satellite to the internet, as a means of sharing the connection between music and nature to a global audience.&nbsp;</span></p><p><strong>Guest:&nbsp;</strong><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="color: rgb(33, 33, 33); font-style: italic; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Rafa Kotcherha, Spanish-Ukranian musician and eco-activist from Chicago, founder of <a href="https://twitter.com/wapapura">Wapapura</a></span></span></p></p> Thu, 05 Feb 2015 14:42:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-02-05/boko-haram-violence-could-threaten-nigerian-elections-111504 Satellite images show vast destruction of Boko Haram attack in Nigeria http://www.wbez.org/news/satellite-images-show-vast-destruction-boko-haram-attack-nigeria-111404 <p><p>Amnesty International has released stunning satellite imagery that shows vast destruction in Baga and Doron Baga, two towns in northeastern Nigeria that were attacked by Boko Haram.</p><p><a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2015/01/09/376122497/reports-of-boko-haram-led-massacre-in-captured-nigerian-town">As we&#39;ve pointed out in the past few days</a>, there has been confusion over just how deadly this attack was. Amnesty International has consistently said that the Islamic militants tore through the towns, burning buildings and killing as many as 2,000 people. The government, however, has denied those claims, saying the death toll is closer to 150.</p><p>The new images, the human rights group says, show the government estimates are wrong.</p><p>&quot;Up until now, the isolation of the Baga combined with the fact that Boko Haram remains in control of the area has meant that it has been very difficult to verify what happened there,&quot; said Daniel Eyre, Amnesty Nigeria researcher said in a statement. &quot;Residents have not been able to return to bury the dead, let alone count their number. But through these satellite images combined with graphic testimonies a picture of what is likely to be Boko Haram&#39;s deadliest attack ever is becoming clearer.&quot;</p><p>Here are two relevant photographs from the town of Doron Baga. The first was taken on January 2. The red represents healthy vegetation:</p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/206246_doro_baga_aka_doro_gowon_2_jan_2015_custom-e2dc87419431d842442270d0d71cf053f0369781-s800-c85.jpg" style="height: 313px; width: 620px;" title="Satellite image of the village of Doro Baga in north-eastern Nigeria taken on 2 Jan 2015. Shows an example of the densely packed structures and tree cover in Doro Baga before the village was razed by Boko Haram. Micah Farfour/DigitalGlobe" /></div><p>The second image was taken January 7:</p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/206247_doro_baga_aka_doro_gowon_7_jan_2015_custom-f3d02928ca794d5fe5dd4b3c6e0090e11cabdddf-s800-c85.jpg" style="height: 313px; width: 620px;" title="Satellite image of dense housing in Doro Baga taken on Jan. 7, following an attack by Boko Haram. This shows almost all the structures razed. The inset demonstrates the level of destruction of most of the structures in the town. The red areas indicate the remaining healthy vegetation. Micah Farfour/DigitalGlobe" /></div><p>According to Amnesty, those pictures show that more than 3,100 structures were damaged or destroyed by fire, &quot;affecting most of the 4 square kilometer town.&quot;</p><p><a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/01/09/boko-haram-may-have-killed-2000-people-in-one-attack/">The Washington Post has a bit of background</a>:</p><blockquote><p>&quot;In August, Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau announced the establishment of his &#39;Islamic Caliphate,&#39; quickly taking over every corner of Borno State in northeast Nigeria. But one town called Baga, populated by thousands of Nigerians along the western shores of Lake Chad, held out. Anchored by a multinational military base manned by troops from Niger to Chad, it was the last place in Borno under the national government&#39;s control. Over the weekend, that changed.&quot;</p></blockquote><p>Boko Haram has been in the news lately, because the Islamic extremists&nbsp;<a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/11/01/360629727/boko-haram-says-kidnapped-girls-are-now-married">took responsibility for the mass kidnapping of schoolgirls&nbsp;</a>from the town of Chibok in Borno last April.</p><p><em>-via <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2015/01/15/377408586/satellite-images-show-vast-destruction-of-boko-haram-attack-in-nigeria">NPR News</a></em></p></p> Thu, 15 Jan 2015 08:36:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/news/satellite-images-show-vast-destruction-boko-haram-attack-nigeria-111404 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