Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Boko Haram unbowed
By  • 29 September 2016
The Islamic State’s attacks in Europe earlier this year made headlines around the world. But there’s another terrorist group that by some estimates has killed more civilians over the past few years than ISIS. That’s…
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Boko Haram refugees struggle in Cameroon
By  • 29 September 2016
"Dozens of villages and hundreds of houses have been burned." The Nigerian terror group Boko Haram may be best known for kidnapping 276 schoolgirls in 2014, a move that spurred the #BringBackOurGirls social media campaign.…
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Oil-cursed Equatorial Guinea
By  • 24 December 2015
At first glance, the small West African nation of Equatorial Guinea is doing well. Sandwiched between Cameroon and Gabon on the Gulf of Guinea, the oil-rich nation of 820,000 has a per capita GDP equivalent…
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Nigerian journalist beaten by prison officials for photographs
By  • 16 November 2015
A Nigerian journalist was beaten by prison officials outside a court after taking pictures of suspects in a murder case. Emmanuel Elebeke, a reporter for Nigeria's Vanguard newspaper, was taking photographs Nov. 12 of six suspects…
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Nigerian rape report leads to threats
By  • 3 November 2015
A Nigerian radio journalist has been threatened after reporting on an alleged rape case at a boy’s school in Kano, the Nigeria's second-largest city. Nasir Salisu Zango reported that three men visited his house early…
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Niger arrests reporter covering migrants in Sahara
By  • 26 October 2015
A Nigerian journalist has been released after he was arrested in neighboring Niger while reporting on the migration of Africans across the Sahara desert to Europe. Lawan Adamu, the deputy editor of the privately-owned Nigerian…
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Equatorial Guinea's extravagant prince
By , , • 2 October 2015
[caption id="attachment_5759" align="alignleft" width="225"] Teodorín Obiang giving a speech as Minister of Agriculture in 2010. (Creative Commons/Embassy of EG)[/caption] Mansions in Malibu and on Paris's prestigious Avenue Foch. A luxury car collection that includes Ferraris,…
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Equatorial Guinea's oil curse
By  • 1 October 2015
At first glance, the small West African nation of Equatorial Guinea is doing well. Sandwiched between Cameroon and Gabon on the Gulf of Guinea, the oil-rich nation of 820,000 has a per capita GDP equivalent…
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Nigeria press group in plea for kidnapped columnist
By  • 8 September 2015
A Nigerian press group has issued a new plea for the release of a well-known newspaper columnist kidnapped from her home in southern Nigerian city of Port Harcourt. Unidentified gunmen wearing police uniforms kidnapped Donu Kogbara…
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Nigeria said to block journalist visas before poll
By  • 2 February 2015
Nigeria's government is drawing criticism from an opposition party and press freedom groups for denying visas to foreign journalists seeking to cover the West African nation's Feb. 14 election. Reporters "from around the world have…
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