Nigeria

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

Anchor Marco Werman interviews Nigerian afrobeat musician Femi Kuti, son of the late pioneer of the genre Fela Kuti, and gets him to answer the questions he himself poses on his new CD about progress in Africa.

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.

Conflict & Justice

A new video appears to show the kidnapped girls from Nigeria

A video released on Monday by the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram seems to shows some of the kidnapped girls for the first time. About a 100 of them appear on screen, wearing a full body veil, but with their faces visible. Also on the video, Boko Haram's leader says the girls will remain captive until the government releases some of the group's jailed fighters.