Amanpour

By IndepthAfrica
In Letters & Interviews
Apr 18th, 2013
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By Samuel Burke & Claire Calzonetti [CNN] Africa’s most populous nation, Nigeria, is full of promise. But fulfilling that promise is often a struggle. Plagued by corruption and mismanagement, the resource-rich country has a poverty rate of over 50%. Maternal mortality is shockingly high and...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Feb 5th, 2013
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By Luck Gold & Samuel Burke, CNN While American waited 35 minutes for the Super Bowl’s lights to come on, Nigerians just chuckled. They know all too well the problem of power outages: Nigeria has been plagued by rolling blackouts that last hours, sometimes even days. So as the television audience...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Jan 28th, 2013
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By Farooq A. Kperogi, Ph.D. For those who don’t know, “boo-boo” is an informal American English term for “an embarrassing mistake.” Every Nigerian knows that good grammar isn’t President Goodluck Jonathan’s strong suit. I was probably the first to publicly call attention to this fact in my April 16, ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Jan 23rd, 2013
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In an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Wednesday, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan agreed that Boko Haram could pose an existential threat to his country. “If Boko Haram is not contained, it would be a threat not only to Nigeria, but to West Africa, Central Africa and of course to Nort...