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Lagos, Nigeria
Nigeria Correspondent — Voice of America
Covers:  ghana, west africa, africa, elections, conflict, climate change, developing countries, geopolitics, Nigeria

Nigeria correspondent for @VOANews. Freelancer.

Chris Stein's Biography

I'm a journalist based in Lagos, 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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Cult following gives Nigeria’s young opinion makers the last word — Japheth Omojuwa started blogging in 2009 with a simple goal: to make his opinions heard by the senators and governors that make up the top echelons of powers in Nigeria. Six years later, he has secured their attention, and that of many others. More

Nigeria Protesters Demand Release of Jailed Radio Biafra Director — Protesters in southeastern Nigeria are demanding the release of a jailed radio station chief who advocates restoration of the nation of Biafra and its independence from Nigeria. Nnamdi Kanu, director of Radio Biafra, was arrested last month by Nigeria's secret police.

Decades After Activist Executions, Niger Delta Oil Spills Remain — Twenty years ago today, Nigeria's military government executed environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa along with eight of his colleagues in a move widely seen as retaliation for his activism against oil giant Shell.
Nov 10, 2015

On the 20th anniversary of his father's death, Ken Saro-Wiwa's son speaks to @VOANews about his legacy:… #Nigeria

Feuds Over Nigeria Governorships Persist Months After Vote — Months after historic spring elections in Nigeria that led to the country's first democratic transfer of power, politicians in several states still are wrangling over powerful government positions. Lawmakers from the ruling All Progressives Congress, or APC, and the former ruling Peoples Democratic Party, or PDP, have been sparring in court over the outcome of three state governors' races.

Amnesty: Shell Did Not Clean Oil Spills in Niger Delta — Amnesty International and the Center for Environment, Human Rights and Development in Nigeria say multinational oil company Shell has not cleaned up four oil spill sites in the Niger Delta, as the company claims. Oil pollution in the Ogoniland region of the Niger Delta is so severe the U.N.

Nigeria's Kaduna State Removing School Fees — Millions of Nigerian children don't attend school, in part because their parents can't afford it. One state is trying to change that by abolishing fees. In theory, public primary school education in Nigeria is free. But in practice, public schools charge for uniforms, books and meals.

Boko Haram victims receive counselling after rescue from Sambisa forest — Hundreds of women and children freed from a Boko Haram stronghold this week are receiving counselling and medical care after a successful army rescue that provided a boost to the Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari. Buhari, who won office in March on a pledge to tackle insecurity and terror, has given the military till the end of the year to eradicate the militant group.
Oct 31, 2015

Hundreds of women and children receiving counselling in #Nigeria after rescue from Boko Haram in Sambas forest:…

Oct 31, 2015

RT @Zoe_Flood: Hundreds of women and children receiving counselling in #Nigeria after rescue from Boko Haram in Sambas forest:…

Nov 01, 2015

Boko Haram victims receive counselling after rescue from Sambisa forest

Is Buhari Doing Enough to Fight Graft in Nigeria? — President Muhammadu Buhari won a historic election victory in Nigeria this year in part by pledging to tackle corruption. But nearly five months after he took office, some are skeptical that he's doing enough to make good on his promise.

Traditional Healers Key to Stamping Out Ebola in Guinea — Guinea is the last country in West Africa where people are still getting sick from Ebola, and health authorities are rallying traditional healers to help in the fight against the disease. Mory Kourouma says he will cure what ails you from the van he parks along a busy roadside in Guinea's capital Conakry.

Guinea Divided as Conde Re-Elected — Guinea's incumbent President Alpha Conde won the country's second democratic election, but Guinea's opposition parties have rejected the results and called for demonstrations. Bakary Fofana Fofana, the head of Guinea's Independent National Electoral Commission, announced President Alpha Conde's re-election victory late Saturday.
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Nov 24, 2015

RT @GalloVOA: "No, Governor Kasich, Voice of America is not about ‘Judeo-Christian’ values," says ex-VOA director David Ensor…

Nov 24, 2015

#PopeFrancis sends message to people of CAR saying his goal is "consolation and hope" in visit to #CARcrisis…

Nov 24, 2015

Billboards around #Bangui welcome Pope Francis to "a nation that wants to live in peace." #CARcrisis #pope

Nov 24, 2015

Tried to go into PK5 this morning but stopped by grenade-wielding anti-Balaka. I wonder if they'll let the Pope pass #CARcrisis

Nov 24, 2015

Little known fact about Central African Republic: excellent local food #oyacomeandchop

Nov 23, 2015

PK5 mosque is getting a new coat of paint. Otherwise, not much change for the Muslims of Bangui since I was last here, April 2014 #CARcrisis

Nov 23, 2015

A child helps a man was his hands outside the PK5 mosque in #Bangui, Central African Republic. The…

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