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Lagos, Nigeria
Nigeria Correspondent — Voice of America
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Nigeria correspondent for @VOANews

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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Distrust High as Guinea Prepares for Presidential Poll — Guinea is preparing for its second presidential election since returning to democracy in 2010. But a survey shows many are distrustful of the election authorities. Incumbent leader Alpha Conde is seeking a second term in Sunday's election. His main challenger is former prime minister Cellou Dalein Diallo, who ran against Conde in the 2010 vote and lost.

Activists Decry Lagos Slum Demolition — Acting on a court order, authorities in Nigeria demolished a slum last month in the commercial capital, Lagos. But human rights activists say the order was illegal, and the community was razed to make way for a government housing project. Thousands of Nigeria's poor call a plot of swampy land in Badia East near the Lagos port home.

Nigeria Mourns 74 Killed in Mecca Stampede — Officials in Nigeria say at least 74 of the country's citizens were killed in last month's stampede at the annual Hajj in Saudi Arabia. Nigerians are mourning the dead and awaiting news of other missing relatives, 11 days after the tragedy.

Nigeria’s Wecyclers Work For A Reusable Future In Lagos — The streets and lagoons of Africa's largest city - Lagos, Nigeria - are often clogged with trash, almost none of which gets recycled. One company is trying to change that. Adeyemi Okuwoga is on the hunt for trash. Neighbors bring out bags of plastic and aluminum waste.

Nigeria’s Wecyclers Work For A Reusable Future In Lagos — The streets and lagoons of Africa's largest city - Lagos, Nigeria - are often clogged with trash, almost none of which gets recycled. One company is trying to change that. Chris Stein reports for VOA from Lagos.

Shepard Fairey& Chris Stein — In Conversation with Shepard Fairey & Chris Stein Shepard Fairey is an artist/activist most known for designing the famed HOPE poster during Barack Obama's first presidential campaign. Chris Stein is the co-founder and guitarist of the legendary new wave band, Blondie.

Nigerians Displaced by Boko Haram Still Fearful to Go Home — The Boko Haram insurgency has sent millions of Nigerians fleeing from the northeast, and despite recent military successes against the group, many say they have no plans to return home. The International Organization for Migration said Boko Haram's six-year insurgency has displaced nearly 2.1 million people inside Nigeria.

Nigeria Crackdown on Oil Theft Making Progress — Nigerian security forces are cracking down on oil thieves in the Niger Delta region and they may be getting results. Industry experts say that if the theft is stopped, the country may start exporting more oil. Pipelines crisscross the Niger Delta, transporting the oil that drives Africa's largest economy.

Poor Oversight, Materials Blamed for Deadly Building Collapses in Nigeria — Living spaces and office buildings continue to sprout all over Nigeria to meet the needs of a growing population, but many of these structures are built with little to no oversight and of substandard materials, leading to collapses that experts say could be avoided Nearly a year to the day after a large dormitory under construction collapsed in a Lagos suburb, another building collapse claimed lives in Nigeria.

Nigerian Camp for Boko Haram Refugees Bombed — A bomb exploded Friday in a camp for people internally displaced by Nigeria's Boko Haram insurgency, killing at least seven people and wounding 20 others. An official called it the first-ever attack on a Nigerian Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp. The blast at the Malkohi camp outside of the northeast city of Yola went off at about 10:50 a.m.
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Oct 09, 2015

RT @WilliamsJon: 35 years ago 52 Americans held for 444 days during #Iran hostage crisis. Today WaPo's @JRezaian joins them in unjust milestone #FreeJason >>

Oct 09, 2015

@dmagnowski but how would you rank the local peer compared to its West African peers?

Oct 09, 2015

Other major road through Conakry isn't great. Saw a crowd attack a taxi in Dixinn because they thought someone in it was Fula #GuineeVote

Oct 09, 2015

Downtown Conakry is calm, but that rioting around Madina market has made one of the main roads through the city unsafe #Guinéevote

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