Nigeria

Culture

Don’t take being American for granted

There is a reason why Western Europe’s loud acceptance of equality hasn't yet made a significant difference in much of the world: because of the US. Like civil rights and the women’s suffrage movement, it is only when America declares the debate closed that it will finally be closed in much of the world. If not legally, then at least culturally.

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Global Politics

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Nigeria, where acting president Goodluck Jonathan has lived up to his name. Anchor Marco Werman explains.

Conflict & Justice

Nigeria plans mass execution

Nigeria plans to execute more than 300 prisoners on death row. There hasn't been an official execution in eight years. Anchor Jeb Sharp speaks with Shehu Sani, president of the Civil Rights Congress and a former political prisoner.

Global Politics

Nigerian president dies

The World's Carol Hills reports that Nigerians are mourning their president, Umaru Yar'Adua, who died last night. There were great hopes for his presidency when he came into office in 2007, but his term was marred by chronic health problems.

Global Politics

Lead poisoning disaster in Nigeria

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Richard Fuller of the Blacksmith Institute, an organization that is helping to clean up a toxic mine in northern Nigeria where at least 170 people, mostly children, have died after being exposed to high levels of lead.

Arts, Culture & Media

Nneka

Singer Nneka Egbuna goes simply by her first name. Nneka was born in Nigeria to a Nigerian father and German mother. She has been called an 'Afro-German warrior princess.' The description is a bit deceiving. We hear more today.

Sports

Geo answer

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the BBC's Alex Capstick in Cape Town, South Africa, about the controversy surrounding Nigeria's president and his decision to ban the national team from competing, following a bad performance at the World Cup.

Arts, Culture & Media

Afro rock

For today's Global Hit � a celebration of Nigerian Afro-rock from the 1970′s. Anchor Jeb Sharp speaks with Uchenna Ikonne, who wrote the liner notes for a 2-CD set called 'The World Ends: Afro Rock and Psychedelia in 1970s Nigeria.'

Business, Economics and Jobs

African Nations Cup in Istanbul

Istanbul is still basking as the host of the recent International Basketball Federation tournament. Now, Istanbul's African residents organized the African Nations Cup. Matthew Brunwasser sent us this report from the Ferikoy soccer stadium in Istanbul.