Conflict

Your Turn

Thursday, Aug 7, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

The NCAA considers letting the top five sports conferences set looser scholarship rules, the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit comes to a close and a guitarist sues Metro so he can play for tips there. It's your turn to set the agenda.

Afghanistan Special Inspector General John Sopko

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Kojo chats with John Sopko, the U.S. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction

Hashtag Diplomacy

Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

From Michelle Obama's "BringBackOurGirls" tweet to the Islamic State's gory and militant tweets, we explore how social media are changing international communications.

The Future of Truth: Veteran Investigative Reporter Charles Lewis

Monday, Jul 21, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Veteran investigative reporter Charles Lewis' new book explores the critical role of journalists in taking on the powerful.

Ukraine and Russia on the Brink

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Cross-border tensions over the shadowy war between Russia and Ukraine are at a boiling point following attacks and evidence of Russian intervention in eastern Ukraine. Kojo explores what's at stake and what's next diplomatically.

Old Wounds & Oral History: The Aftermath of the Belfast Project

Wednesday, Jul 9, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

The "Belfast Project" collected oral histories from former combatants with a promise of confidentiality. Then British prosecutors forced Boston College to hand over tapes...

Nigerian-Americans Respond to Boko Haram Violence

Monday, Jun 30, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

The Nigerian government's inability to rescue hundreds of abducted school girls has prompted worldwide outrage. Kojo talks with a local Nigerian-American activist about the situation.

Women in Conflict Zones

Thursday, Jun 19, 2014 at 1:32 p.m.

Violence against women and personal security are just a couple of the challenges facing women in conflict zones. Kojo talks with women from Pakistan, Afghanistan and India. about their efforts to give voice to women who live in fear.

Immigration Crisis: Kids Crossing the Border

Thursday, Jun 19, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

A surge of children crossing the U.S. border from Central America is bringing new scrutiny to the treatment of detained migrants. We discuss the debate about the reasons for the wave of young arrivals.

Democracy in a Volatile Region: Afghanistan Chooses a President

Monday, Jun 16, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Afghans go to the polls in a presidential run-off between two candidates who are both former members of outgoing President Hamid Karzai's cabinet. We explore what new leadership means for everyday life in Afghanistan and the region.

U.S. Assistance to Nigeria

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Seven weeks after militants kidnapped almost 300 girls in northern Nigeria, the Nigerian military says where they are. The U.S. is one of four countries providing military assistance, raising questions about Nigeria's human rights record. We get an update.

A New Global Health Warning on Polio

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Once nearly eradicated, increased concern over the spread of polio has prompted the World Health Organization to declare a global health emergency. The rare move comes as cases of the paralyzing virus, which can be fatal, spread outside...

New Twists Further Delay Guantanamo Trials

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Allegations that FBI tried to turn a member of the defense team into an informant and that the CIA cut the sound system in a courtroom are slowing progress in the Guantanamo Bay trials.

Ethiopian Bloggers Arrested

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2014 at 1:27 p.m.

Six pro-democracy bloggers, all founders of a group known as 'Zone9,' were arrested in Ethiopia last week along with three journalists. We talk to colleagues of the jailed bloggers about the move and the larger political landscape ahead of national elections in 2015.

Insurgency and Instability in Nigeria

Monday, Apr 28, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Kojo discusses the security and stability of Africa's largest country following recent violence and mass kidnappings by Nigeria's Boko Haram insurgent group.

The Kojo Nnamdi Show is produced by member-supported WAMU 88.5 in Washington DC.