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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

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.

Nigeria Opposition Picks Former Military Ruler to Challenge Elections

voanews.com — Nigeria's leading opposition party has selected a former military ruler and three-time presidential candidate to contest next year's presidential elections. This will be Muhammadu Buhari's fourth run at the presidency since Nigeria returned to democracy in 1999, but this time he'll be running under the banner of the All Progressives Congress, a new coalition of the country's leading opposition parties.

Sierra Leone Hits Back at Ebola Outbreak Claims

voanews.com — The World Health Organization said a new Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone has killed dozens of people and sickened more than 100, but a Sierra Leone government spokesman said those numbers are too high. Alpha Kanu, Sierra Leone's Minister of Information, hit back Thursday at media reports of a new outbreak.

Nigeria Opposition Party Choosing Presidential Contender

voanews.com — Nigeria's main opposition party is holding primaries on Wednesday to choose its presidential candidate. The All Progressives Congress is meeting at a stadium in Lagos to choose its presidential contender. Whoever they pick will be tasked with unseating incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party, which has held power in Nigeria since the return of democracy in 1999.

Boko Haram Turns to Female Bombers as Influence Expands

voanews.com — In its five-year campaign to establish a caliphate in Nigeria, extremist group Boko Haram has repeatedly used suicide bombers against civilians and the military. But analysts say its recent use of female suicide bombers in strikes across the country show its growing ambition.

Shell Blames Thieves for Recent Oil Spills in Nigeria

voanews.com — A recent oil spill in Nigeria sent about 3,800 barrels gushing out of a pipeline and into the swamps of the oil-producing Niger Delta. Royal Dutch Shell, whose Nigerian subsidiary manages the ruptured pipeline, says the spill was caused by oil theft, which is a chronic problem for oil producers in Nigeria.

Nigerian Military Training Cancellation Baffles US Experts

voanews.com — The U.S. Embassy in Nigeria announced this week that Nigeria's military had cancelled specialized training by American soldiers on fighting Boko Haram militants. A former U.S. ambassador says the move is puzzling, given the Nigerian military's struggles to defeat the terrorist groups, which has taken control of parts of the country's northeast.

Nigerian Vigilantes Pay Price for Fighting Boko Haram

voanews.com — Boko Haram's siege on the border town of Damasak in Borno state last week was similar to many of the attacks the insurgent group has carried out in its five-year violent campaign for control of Nigeria's northeast.
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Dec 11, 2014

@andrew_noakes Hi Andrew, up for an interview with VOA on Chad's role in Boko Haram and other regional affairs? If so, please DM

Dec 10, 2014

@chrisngwodo hi Chris, please can you follow me? Wanted to DM you re VOA interview. Thanks.

Dec 03, 2014

Former US ambassador to #Nigeria @JohnCampbellcfr finds the cancellation of US military training baffling voanews.com/content/nigeir…



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