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Nigeria Correspondent — Voice of America
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Nigeria correspondent for Voice of America

Chris Stein's Biography

I'm a journalist based in Abuja, Nigeria. My work has been published by Voice of America, Al Jazeera America, Agence France-Presse, The Christian Science Monitor, Al Jazeera, The Economist, GlobalPost and others. I was previously based in Ghana from September 2012 to November 2014, and I have also reported from countries across west, central and southern Africa, including Ivory Coast, the Central African Republic and South Africa. My photos ...

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Even as Boko Haram rages, local politics will determine Nigeria presidency

Even as Boko Haram rages, local politics will determine Nigeria presidency

Fears in Nigeria over repeat of election violence

news.yahoo.com — All that's left of the Muslim neighbourhood in Madakiya, in Nigeria's northwestern Kaduna state, are decomposing bricks and graffiti-covered walls standing in fields of charred grass. Muslims and Christians once lived together in the village but Madakiya's entire Muslim population fled to a nearby town in rioting after the 2011 presidential election.

Kerry Warns Against Violence in Nigeria Election

voanews.com — US Secretary of State John Kerry visited Nigeria Sunday in a show of the level of concern within the U.S. and the international community over next month's presidential election. Chris Stein reports.

Nigeria’s Middle Belt Braces for Possible Election Violence

voanews.com — Nigeria's middle belt has been the scene of violence between Christians and Muslims in past elections. In the city of Kaduna, community leaders are trying to prevent that from happening in the aftermath of next month's polls. The city of Kaduna in Nigeria's middle belt is divided by more than just the river that bears the same name.

Nigerians March for Change After Baga Attacks

voanews.com — About 150 people marched through the center of the Nigerian capital on Saturday demanding change in a country wracked by a violent Islamist insurgency in the north. Calling themselves the Youth Advocates for Change, the protesters' outcry follows recent attacks around the northeastern Borno State town of Baga by Boko Haram militants that may have killed thousands and displaced as many.

UN: Refugees From Baga Fighting Could Reach 20,000

voanews.com — The United Nations says about 13,000 refugees fled into Chad after last week's attack on the northeastern Nigeria town of Baga, and thousands more could be on their way. The estimated 13,000 people that have fled Nigeria's northeastern Borno state into neighboring Chad since January 3 is already more than Nigeria's neighbor received in the previous two years, according to UNHCR deputy representative in Chad Mamadou Dian Balde.

Infighting Rocks Ruling Party in Nigeria’s Oil-Rich States

voanews.com — Nigeria's ruling party has long enjoyed strong support from states in the country's oil-producing south. But disputes among ruling party members may hurt its chances in next month's elections. The ruling Peoples Democratic Party is a force to be reckoned with in the Niger Delta region.

Nigeria Vigilante Strength Draws Boko Haram Reprisals

voanews.com — It was no accident that Boko Haram picked the town of Baga to attack last week in Nigeria's northeast, routing the military and torching the fishing community. The town's strong vigilante groups may have made it a target.

Boko Haram Survivor from Gwoza Speaks of Brutal Captivity

voanews.com — Boko Haram struck again in Nigeria's northeast on Thursday, killing more than 30 villagers and kidnapping scores of people from Gumsuri. It is a now familiar pattern in the five-year insurgency. VOA talked with one Nigerian woman who managed to escape Boko Haram and take refuge in the capital Abuja.

Nigerians Fleeing Boko Haram Languish in Camp Near Capital

voanews.com — In its five-year effort to impose Islamic law in northeastern Nigeria, the Boko Haram extremist group has killed thousands of people and forced hundreds of thousands to flee. Some of those who ran for their lives now live in squalor on the edges of the capital, Abuja. Chris Stein reports for VOA.

Nigerians Fleeing Boko Haram Languish in Camp Near Capital

voanews.com — In its five-year effort to impose Islamic law in northeastern Nigeria, the Boko Haram extremist group has killed thousands of people and forced hundreds of thousands to flee. Some of those who ran for their lives now live in squalor on the edges of the capital, Abuja.
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Jan 29, 2015

A gunman killed seven yesterday in southeast Kaduna State #Nigeria, site of a lot of the violence last election thisdaylive.com/articles/lone-…

Jan 28, 2015

RT @AnupKaphle: No. of days Iran has detained WashPost's @JRezaian: 190 Iran says he will face trial "soon." wapo.st/1Bxfvl1 http://t.co/ASv8HS7zxK

Jan 28, 2015

Wonder how many times in the past three months Boko Haram has exceeded the tolls of the terror attacks that poster mentions #pt #Nigeria

Jan 28, 2015

Pro-GEJ poster in #Abuja #Nigeria reminds that terrorism is global, not just a Nigerian problem http://t.co/oxOivoOIYM

Jan 27, 2015

RT @elnathan: Kaduna is a depressing topic for me. Some days I wonder if it is better, for very practical reasons, to split the state in two.



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