Africa, Behind the Headlines
The kidnapping of more than 200 Nigerian girls has captured world attention. But the Nigerian government has been unsuccessfully trying to put down an insurgency by Boko Haram for years. 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. He also speaks with Moses Bomett, Founder and President of Hope for Africa, a non-profit that raises money to support schools in Kenya. And he talk with Jim and Jay Norton, a father and son from Cedar Falls who have developed a Multifunction Farm Implement to help African farmers work the land more sustainably.