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Lagos, Nigeria
Nigeria Correspondent — Voice of America
Covers:  Nigeria, Ghana, Central African Republic, Guinea, west africa, africa, elections, conflict, climate change, developing countries, geopolitics

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, The New York Times, Financial Times, 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, Guinea and Central ...

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Used Books Get a New Life on the Streets of Lagos

voanews.com — Used booksellers are importing books from abroad and selling them on the streets of Africa's largest city. What's popular with readers may surprise you. Chris Stein reports from Lagos.

Used Books Get a New Life on the Streets of Lagos

voanews.com — What do the memoirs of American presidential candidates Ben Carson and Donald Trump have in common with books that teach Nigerian languages like Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba? The answer is that they're all sold on the streets of Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos.

Rocky Year Ahead for Nigeria Amid Oil Price Crash

voanews.com — The global fall in the price of oil has rattled the economies of many petroleum producers, and Africa's oil king Nigeria is no exception, with analysts predicting a rough year ahead. The fortunes of Africa's largest economy have long been intertwined with the price of oil.

Pipeline Attack Signals Renewed Niger Delta Tensions

voanews.com — An attack on a petroleum pipeline in Nigeria's restive Niger Delta region last week sent crude gushing into creeks and raised fears of a renewed insurgency in the country's oil production heartland. Senator Ben Murray-Bruce says the flow of oil from a ruptured pipeline near the Bayelsa State community of Brass has been stopped.

New Tool Helps Nigerians Bust Fake Doctors

voanews.com — A new online database is fighting medical quackery in Nigeria by helping people easily find out if their doctor has a license. The website, called Dodgy Doctors, is a searchable database of Nigeria's licensed medical professionals. Temi Adeoye, a strategist with civic technology group Code for Nigeria, which helped develop the database, said he got the idea from a similar tool in Kenya.

Rat Poison Flies off Shelves as Lassa Fever Spreads in Nigeria

voanews.com — An outbreak of a fever similar to the Ebola virus has Nigeria on edge. Lassa fever has sickened at least 57 people and killed 34 since it broke out in Nigeria late last year. The disease is transmitted by rats, and in its later stages shares symptoms with Ebola, which killed over 11,000 people in West Africa after it broke out in 2013.

UN Calls for More Support for Nigeria's Boko Haram Displaced

voanews.com — Three U.N. special investigators who visited three displaced persons camps in war-torn Borno State say Nigeria must do more to help its people, particularly its women and children. Boko Haram's nearly seven-year quest to impose strict Islamic law across the country's northeast has killed more than 20,000 people and displaced more than two million others.
Jan 25, 2016

UN Calls for More Support for Nigeria's Boko Haram Displaced m.voanews.com/a/3162151.html

Pipeline Blasts Raise Tension in Nigeria’s Oil-Rich Delta

voanews.com — The attack last week on a major pipeline in Nigeria's Niger Delta region is raising fears that a long-dormant insurgency could reignite and put the country's oil industry in its crosshairs. There was no claim of responsibility for the attack, but it came days after a court in Lagos ordered the arrest of former insurgent leader Government Ekpemupolo, better known as Tompolo.

Bill Gates, Africa’s Richest Man Team Up on Nigeria Immunization

m.voanews.com — Microsoft founder Bill Gates visited Nigeria this week, where he collaborated with Africa's wealthiest man and the governors of several northern states on a new campaign to fight polio and other vaccine-preventable diseases.
Jan 21, 2016

Bill Gates, Africa’s Richest Man Team Up on Nigeria Immunization m.voanews.com/a/3156136.html

Bill Gates, Africa’s Richest Man Team Up on Nigeria Immunization

voanews.com — Microsoft founder Bill Gates visited Nigeria this week, where he collaborated with Africa's wealthiest man and the governors of several northern states on a new campaign to fight polio and other vaccine-preventable diseases.
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Feb 11, 2016

Turns out Nigerians like to read Ben Carson and Donald Trump voanews.com/A/3186241.html #Nigeria

Feb 09, 2016

@JoeBavier there's a strong correlation between one's sanity and the amount of time one spends by the riverside in Bangui

Feb 06, 2016

Meanwhile in Ghana someone has apparently declared it self-loathing Saturday pic.twitter.com/kpbPgZwKBr

Feb 04, 2016

"If God says yes who can say no?" - response from an Imo man I met on a keke, when asked if he thought Biafra is a viable country #Nigeria

Feb 04, 2016

@dmagnowski In all seriousness, I guess self-help books, Trump's included, sell pretty well here.

Feb 04, 2016

@dmagnowski If they were, would that not explain a few things?

Feb 04, 2016

@Andrew007Uk no wahala, make I bring you Donald Trump memoir, una fit read am abi?


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