Gregory Warner http://publicradiotulsa.org en Economic Impact Of Ebola Crisis Spreads Across Africa http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/economic-impact-ebola-crisis-spreads-across-africa <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Economic+Impact+Of+Ebola+Crisis+Spreads+Across+Africa&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAzOTg1NjAzMDEyNTIwMDUzMDg0MGQ5NA004)"/></div><p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:07:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 65873 at http://publicradiotulsa.org When Do Food Shortages Become A Famine? There's A Formula For That http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/staring-down-famine-agencies-hesitate-use-f-word-south-sudan Chris Hillbruner has a little-known job with an extraordinary responsibility: to determine how close a given country has come to famine.<p>In his six years at the U.S. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:09:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 65633 at http://publicradiotulsa.org When Do Food Shortages Become A Famine? There's A Formula For That Fleeing War And Finding Work http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/fleeing-war-and-finding-work In most parts of the world, refugees are not allowed to work.<p>But in Uganda, refugee life is different. One of the oldest refugee camps in Africa is remarkable not just for its stone houses instead of plastic tarps. The camp is also full of markets and traders, selling everything from imported fabric to smartphones.<p>Mohammed Osman Ali, a Somali refugee, runs an arcade at the camp. He rents out time on a PlayStation to other refugees from Eritrea, Ethiopia, or fellow Somalis.<p>Ali has faced problems running his arcade. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 64973 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Fleeing War And Finding Work Kenyan Health Workers Fear Ebola May Take Flight http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/kenyan-health-workers-fear-ebola-may-take-flight Kenya's international airport is on high alert, since the Kenya Medical Association has called on the national airline to suspend flights due to concerns over the Ebola outbreak. The airline has responded by pledging faith in its new screening procedures. The World Health Organization has labeled Kenya a "high risk" country for the spread of Ebola. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 20:16:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 64950 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Shadow Events Hope To Skim Some Attention From U.S.-Africa Summit http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/shadow-events-hope-skim-some-attention-us-africa-summit <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Shadow+Events+Hope+To+Skim+Some+Attention+From+U.S.-Africa+Summit&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA0NjY4NzQ2MDEyOTc4NzIzMThmMjJkMg001)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>The official African Leader Summit ends tomorrow, but all this week there are satellite events. Some of them connect Africans with investors. Some are focused not only on business, but on human rights. Tue, 05 Aug 2014 20:17:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 64432 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Africa's Leaders Aim To Change Perception Of The Continent http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/africas-leaders-aim-change-perception-continent Africa rarely gets a break — in the news headlines, anyway. But as the spread of the deadly Ebola virus continues to dominate the news cycle, there's a very different story about Africa that threatens to be forgotten.<p>One way to start that story is with the nearly $1 billion worth of deals to be announced this week between the United States and Africa, at a historic U.S. Sun, 03 Aug 2014 22:46:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 64311 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Africa's Leaders Aim To Change Perception Of The Continent Western Countries Issue Warnings; Kenyan Tourism Gets Pummeled http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/western-countries-issue-warnings-kenyan-tourism-gets-pummeled The Baobab Resort sits on the south coast of Kenya's Mombasa Island, but it has some of the homey feel of an old Catskills resort.<p>On a recent day, sounds from outside trickled into the resort's largest conference hall: children enjoying their last hour of daylight on the beach, staff members singing tunes from <em>The Lion King,</em> warming up for their evening show.<p>But the mood inside was somber: The 150 British tourists gathered heard only the apologetic voice of the local representative from their travel company, Tui, informing them that their vacations were being cut short and that Tue, 10 Jun 2014 15:23:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 61128 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Western Countries Issue Warnings; Kenyan Tourism Gets Pummeled Escaping South Sudan's Violence Often Means Going Hungry http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/escaping-south-sudans-violence-means-tolerating-hunger Even in an undeveloped country like South Sudan, Ganyliel can feel like the middle of nowhere: a bunch of tiny islands surrounded by a gigantic swampy floodplain fed by the River Nile during rainy season. To get here, I took a helicopter from the capital, then ditched my sneakers for gumboots. I've waded out into water that's too deep for an SUV and too shallow for a speedboat.<p>I board a canoe made from a hollowed-out palm tree.<p>"This river is very protective to the people of Ganyliel," says my companion in the canoe, Lorjack Riak Lorjack. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 12:50:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 61035 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Escaping South Sudan's Violence Often Means Going Hungry With Swift, Quiet Moves, Nigerian Group Limits Religious Violence http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/swift-quiet-moves-nigerian-group-limits-religious-violence The city of Jos sits on an invisible fault line between Nigeria's mostly Christian south and its largely Muslim north. Its population is almost 50-50 Muslim-Christian.<p>So it's not surprising that twin car bombs in a crowded downtown vegetable market on May 20 killed both Christians and Muslims. Most of the 133 victims were women, and 25 were children.<p>But that could have been only the beginning of the killing, as was the case in the past.<p>"The choice of Jos, to make this very huge bomb, was deliberate," says Ezekiel Gomos, head of the Jos Business School. Thu, 29 May 2014 16:29:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 60485 at http://publicradiotulsa.org With Swift, Quiet Moves, Nigerian Group Limits Religious Violence Relatives Of Kidnapped Girls: Bring Them Back — But Alive http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/relatives-kidnapped-girls-bring-them-back-alive Nigerians are asking themselves how far their government should go to bring almost 300 abducted schoolgirls back to their families.<p>The militants of Boko Haram, the Islamist extremist group that claimed responsibility for the kidnapping last month, have offered to swap the girls for some prisoners held by the government.<p>That offer was immediately rejected by the Nigerian government, but relatives of the girls say that firepower alone wont save them. They want the government to reconsider.<p>The hashtag "Bring back our girls" has more than 4 million tweets. Wed, 21 May 2014 07:16:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 59975 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Relatives Of Kidnapped Girls: Bring Them Back — But Alive