WBEZ | Tanzania http://www.wbez.org/tags/tanzania Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en The first anniversary of the Peshawar bombings http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-12-16/first-anniversary-peshawar-bombings-114191 <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/K.M.%20Chaudary.jpg" title="(Photo: Associated Press/K.M. Chaudary)" /></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/237899097&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></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-size: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">A year on from the Peshawar school bombings</span></p><div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Schools across Pakistan were closed today because exactly one year ago, seven men affiliated with the militant group, Tehrik-i-Taliban, attacked the Army Public School in Peshawar, Pakistan. The terrorists entered the school and opened fire on staff and children. Media and government estimates on the number of dead differ, but at least 140 people were killed - including at least 130 schoolchildren. The children were between ages eight and eighteen. As a result of the attack, the Pakistani government lifted a six-year moratorium on the death penalty. Yesterday, Pakistan executed, by hanging, eight people convicted of murder. The deaths bring the total number of executions to 310 since Pakistan reinstated capital punishment. The UN, EU and human rights organizations have called on Pakistan to stop the hangings. We&rsquo;ll remember the school attack and discuss capital punishment in Pakistan with Faisal Niaz Tirmizi, consul general of Pakistan in Chicago.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;"><strong>Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-eff53a2f-ad45-6c22-f264-8634c825077a">Faisal Niaz Tirmizi is the Consul General of Pakistan in Chicago.</span></em></p></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/237899786&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></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-size: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">GOP rivals trade barbs</span></p><div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">National security and U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East were a major focus during last night&rsquo;s final Republican debate. We&rsquo;ll take a deeper look at how each candidate would approach everything from the fight against ISIS to the war in Syria with Steve Clemons, the Washington editor-at-large of The Atlantic and editor-in-chief of Atlantic LIVE.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;"><strong>Guest:</strong>&nbsp;<em><span id="docs-internal-guid-eff53a2f-ad47-0bd9-461e-1edd66c44088"><a href="http://twitter.com/SCClemons">Steve Clemons</a> is the </span>Washington editor-at-large of <a href="http://twitter.com/TheAtlantic">The Atlantic</a> and editor-in-chief of <a href="http://twitter.com/AtlanticLIVE'">AtlanticLIVE</a>.</em></p></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/237900132&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></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-size: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">Tanzania&#39;s new leader</span></p><div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">New Tanzanian President John Magufuli is making some big waves. In a country where previous presidents have delighted in frivolous spending practices on personal perks, Magufuli is stopping the gravy train, going as far as to replace an expensive independence day celebration with a national day of service. Magufuli&rsquo;s first few weeks in office have inspired people in Tanzania and beyond, sparking a hashtag called &lsquo;What would Magufuli do?&rsquo;. Northern Illinois Professor Kurt Thurmaier leads a month-long study abroad course for graduate and undergraduate students in Tanzania every other year. He&rsquo;ll share some of the reactions he&rsquo;s received from his Tanzanian friends, and talk about some of the challenges facing President Magifuli.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;"><strong>Guest:<a href="http://twitter.com/Kurtthur">&nbsp;</a></strong><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-eff53a2f-ad48-d7b6-dbfd-eab351076f7e"><a href="http://twitter.com/Kurtthur">Kurt Thurmaier</a> is a professor and the Founding Director of the School of Public Administration at <a href="http://twitter.com/NIU_Live">Northern Illinois University</a>.</span></em></p></div><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Wed, 16 Dec 2015 18:02:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-12-16/first-anniversary-peshawar-bombings-114191 Global Activism: 'Worldview Education and Care' aiding children in Tanzania and across Africa http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-worldview-education-and-care-aiding-children-tanzania-and <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/GA-Worldview.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-e6e5cb31-4504-0dc8-eebe-ac45629e8353">Chicagoans, Ann Avery, and her husband Robert, founded <a href="http://www.worldvieweducationandcare.org/">Worldview Education and Care</a> after witnessing the plight of young people in the Meru district of northern Tanzania. Among many services, the group helps Tanzanians by providing scholarships for child and adult education, including living expenses and medical care. They also run a girls&#39; empowerment program to help struggling and single mothers attend school as well support an <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQPEUo8264w&amp;feature=youtu.be">orphanage</a>. For our </span>Global Activism series, Ann and group supporter, Susie Rheault, will talk about their work and a program to foster HIV/AIDS awareness through sports.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="450" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/158146754&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;visual=true" width="100%"></iframe></p></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 08:49:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-worldview-education-and-care-aiding-children-tanzania-and Global Activism: GirlForward continues to uplift refugee girls http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-girlforward-continues-uplift-refugee-girls-110288 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/ga brett.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Blair Brettschneider, founder of <a href="http://www.girlforward.org/">GirlForward</a>, has been quite busy since first being featured on our Global Activism series. She&rsquo;s expanded her work helping refugee girls find new lives in America from just one girl from Tanzania, to scores around the world. She was also featured as a &ldquo;<a href="http://edition.cnn.com/SPECIALS/cnn.heroes/2013.heroes/blair.brettschneider.html">CNN Hero</a>.&quot;<iframe frameborder="no" height="450" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/138260504&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;visual=true" width="100%"></iframe><em>Blair will update us on all of the changes in her work and life and talk about GirlForward&rsquo;s upcoming event: &ldquo;Girl Jam 2014&rdquo;, Tuesday March 11, 7pm at Revolution Brewing, 2323 N. Milwaukee, Chicago</em></p></p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 09:25:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-girlforward-continues-uplift-refugee-girls-110288 Chicago zoo helps vaccinate dogs in Tanzania http://www.wbez.org/science/environment/chicago-zoo-helps-vaccinate-dogs-tanzania-98574 <p><p>Officials with a Chicago zoo say they've vaccinated a million dogs in Tanzania as part of a project to eliminate rabies and save endangered carnivores in the Serengeti National Park.</p><p>The Lincoln Park Zoo says its project began in 2003 and the zoo's Serengeti Health Initiative team has worked in villages in northern Tanzania to administer the donated vaccines.</p><p>Zoo officials announced their one millionth vaccination in a news release Wednesday.</p><p>Steve Thompson is the zoo's vice president of conservation. He says the populations of already-endangered carnivores like lions and African wild dogs were declining as native species were contracting rabies from local domestic dogs.</p><p>Zoo officials estimate that the vaccinations have saved about 150 humans from rabies infections as well.</p></p> Thu, 26 Apr 2012 14:51:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/science/environment/chicago-zoo-helps-vaccinate-dogs-tanzania-98574 Global Activism: Mailisita foundation teaching kids in Tanzania http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-03-22/global-activism-mailisita-foundation-teaching-kids-tanzania-97542 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2012-March/2012-03-22/Mr. Terry and the Watoto2.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>It’s Thursday and time for our <em><a href="http://www.wbez.org/globalactivism">Global Activism</a></em> segment. Each Thursday, we hear about someone who’s decided to make the world a better place.</p><p>In 2010, <a href="http://terrytanzania.blogspot.com/">Terry Mulligan</a> taught in the Mailisita community in Moshi, Tanzania. Many Mailisita children are orphaned from AIDS, malaria or other illnesses. Many more live in extreme poverty. After two years back home teaching first grade in Libertyville, Terry is headed back to Mailisita for two years to teach English and develop a technology curriculum.<em> </em></p><p><em>Worldview </em>talks with Terry and Stan Taylor, treasurer &amp; founding board member at the <a href="http://www.mailisitafoundation.org/" target="_blank">Mailisita Foundation</a>, about their effort to create a financially self-sufficient educational center for AIDS orphans in Tanzania.</p></p> Thu, 22 Mar 2012 16:11:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-03-22/global-activism-mailisita-foundation-teaching-kids-tanzania-97542 Worldview 7.28.11 http://www.wbez.org/episode/worldview-72811 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//episode/images/2011-july/2011-07-28/turkmenistan2.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>If an accidental explosion killed nearly 1,400 people anywhere else in the world, it would be front-page international news. But when a munitions depot exploded earlier this month in Turkmenistan, the news barely made it past a few blogs. The repressive government claims only 15 to 20 people died. Dissidents estimate the number may be 100 times that.&nbsp; We talk with an expert on Turkmenistan about why he risks his safety to report on the explosion in his homeland. And on <a href="http://www.wbez.org/globalactivism" target="_blank"><em>Global Activism</em></a>, we speak to Jillian Swinford, who helped form an organization called <a href="http://www.edpowerment.org/" target="_blank">EdPowerment</a> to improve education in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania.&nbsp; Lastly, it's been almost forty years since two young Australians reunited with their former pet lion in the wilds of the African bush. As Alan Johnston explains, their story - and <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=md2CW4qp9e8" target="_blank">the footage of their reunion</a> on YouTube - has moved millions of people around the world.</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Thu, 28 Jul 2011 14:38:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode/worldview-72811