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Chris Stein

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

Freelance journalist in Nigeria

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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Nigeria says talks with Boko Haram on kidnapped girls failed — DAKAR, Senegal - Two and a half years after more than 200 girls were kidnapped from a school in northeastern Nigeria, the government on Friday described for the first time the failed efforts to negotiate for their release.

Nigeria Says Talks With Boko Haram on Kidnapped Girls Failed — DAKAR, Senegal - Two and a half years after more than 200 girls were kidnapped from a school in northeastern Nigeria, the government on Friday described for the first time the failed efforts to negotiate for their release.

What Do Tourists to Africa Want? An Easy Visa Process — South Africa, Ghana and Senegal rake in cash from their tourism industries, but not Africa's second-largest economy, Nigeria. A report released this week suggests tourists may pick where to visit based on how easily they can get visas. Ghana and Nigeria are often seen as sister countries in West Africa.

Nigeria's Ebola Outbreak Gets Nollywood Treatment — Two years after Nigeria fended off what could have been a devastating Ebola epidemic, the 12-week ordeal is playing out again - only this time, on a movie screen. The Nigerian docudrama "93 Days," which premiered in Lagos on Tuesday, chronicles the harrowing weeks in the summer of 2014 when a man ill with the Ebola virus arrived in the city from Liberia.

With Trains of Cattle, Nigeria Eyes Railroad Revival — Exactly 36 hours after it left a northern Nigerian town, a freight train brimming with cattle and sheep rumbled into the Oko-Oba slaughterhouse in Nigeria's economic hub, Lagos. Nothing like it had been seen in 30 years.

Analysts: Negotiating With Nigeria's Oil Militants Could Encourage Them — If Nigeria's government plans to sit down with the militant groups that have wreaked havoc on its oil industry, they will need a lot of chairs. More than a dozen groups have appeared since attacks on oil pipelines started earlier this year, each claiming their own constituencies and making their own demands.

Nigeria’s Northeast Prepares to Resume School — Officials in Nigeria's war-torn northeast are rebuilding damaged schools and moving displaced people out of classrooms in an effort to get students who were disrupted by years of Boko Haram violence back to their studies.

Nigerian State Regulates Cattle Herders After Violent Clashes — Nomadic cattle herders say regulations enacted by a Nigerian state this week won't end clashes between farmers and herdsmen that have left dozens dead in the West African country. The governor of southwestern Ekiti state, Peter Ayodele Fayose, signed a law Monday that limited cattle herders to grazing on state-designated reserves during daylight hours.It also banned herdsmen from carrying weapons.

Nigeria, South Africa Stare Down Recessions — Politics and petroleum have brought down Africa's two biggest economies, South Africa and Nigeria, as both nations look down the barrel of recession. Oil giant Nigeria will release quarterly growth figures Wednesday that most likely will confirm the economy is in recession.

From Dog Owners to Journalists, Free Expression Under Attack in Nigeria — A series of arrests of bloggers, newspaper reporters and even a dog owner has advocates worried about a chill on freedom of expression in Nigeria. While the constitution of Africa's most-populous country guarantees freedom of speech and the press, Peter Nkanga, West Africa representative for the Committee to Protect Journalists, said those rights are under attack.
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Sep 25, 2016

RT @aronstrandberg: This is how 🇳🇬#Nigeria will overtake the US🇺🇸 as the world's 3rd most populous country (Currently 7th)

Sep 20, 2016

Why don't Nigerian journalists make a bigger deal of it when this kind of stuff happens? From:… 

Sep 17, 2016

#Nigeria Describes 3 Failed Negotiations With Boko Haram on Kidnapped Girls 

Sep 16, 2016

If Lagos were a Kevin Costner movie, it'd be Waterworld

Sep 16, 2016

Hard to find true representatives of Boko Haram, #Nigeria gov says. Shifting demands, death of BH members and splits in group doomed talks

Sep 15, 2016

Fewer people in #Nigeria are on the phone, says @CapEconEmerging. Is it the recession, or MTN disconnections?

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