Nigeria http://iowapublicradio.org en Africa, Behind the Headlines http://iowapublicradio.org/post/africa-behind-headlines <p>The kidnapping of more than 200 Nigerian girls has captured world attention.&nbsp; But the Nigerian government has been unsuccessfully trying to put down an insurgency by Boko Haram for years.&nbsp; Host Ben Kieffer talks with Pita Agbese, Professor of Political Science at University of Northern Iowa about the social media campaign that included a photo tweeted by First Lady Michelle Obama and how that has forced the Nigerian government to act.&nbsp; He also speaks with Moses Bomett, Founder and President of Hope for Africa, a non-profit that raises money to support schools in Kenya.&nbsp; Fri, 16 May 2014 03:48:20 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Katherine Perkins 40707 at http://iowapublicradio.org Africa, Behind the Headlines Action Urged on Nigeria, Ukraine and Climate Change http://iowapublicradio.org/post/action-urged-nigeria-ukraine-and-climate-change <p>International outrage has been sparked by the kidnapping of nearly 300 Nigerian girls.&nbsp; Boko Haram, an Al Qaeda affiliated group, has taken credit for the kidnappings.&nbsp; The U.S. this week pledged military and law enforcement personnel to aid in the search for the girls.&nbsp; Host Ben Kieffer talks with Jim McCormick, Professsor of Political Science at Iowa State University about likely U.S. involvement in Nigeria.&nbsp; They also discuss the unraveling situation in Ukraine with William Reisinger, Professor of Political Science at University of Iowa.</p><p></p> Wed, 07 May 2014 20:37:12 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Katherine Perkins 40297 at http://iowapublicradio.org Action Urged on Nigeria, Ukraine and Climate Change