International

"The People's Republic of Amnesia" by Louisa Lim

Wednesday, Jul 9, 2014 at 1:37 p.m.

Though the Tiananmen Square protests resulted in hundreds, if not thousands of deaths, many have already forgotten what happened. Veteran journalist Louisa Lim joins Kojo to explore this rebellion against a repressive government, and a people's collective amnesia.

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...

A Relationship in Crisis: Haiti and the U.N.

Monday, Jul 7, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Victims of Haiti's recent cholera epidemic are ramping up legal efforts against the United Nations, saying U.N. peacekeepers introduced the disease to the island nation in 2010. Meanwhile, doubts are growing about Haiti's ability to...

Scottish Independence Vote

Monday, Jun 30, 2014 at 1:29 p.m.

On September 18, Scotland's voters will go to the polls to cast ballots on a big question: "Should Scotland be an independent country?" After 307 years of a formal union with England, its neighbor to the North is considering a split. We...

The Benghazi Raid: Legal and International Fallout

Thursday, Jun 19, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Kojo explores the legal and international fallout from the weekend capture of Ahmed Abu Khattala, the alleged ringleader of the 2012 attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi.

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.

African Immigrants, Local Politics

Monday, Jun 9, 2014 at 12:33 p.m.

This weekend, Maryland gubernatorial candidates will address African immigrant voters in Silver Spring. We explore how new Americans are mobilizing at a local level.

India's New Prime Minister

Monday, Jun 2, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

In a historic election, Narendra Modi became Prime Minister of India last week. The right-wing Hindu nationalist won in a landslide, ending more than half a century of political domination of the Nehru-Gandhi family dynasty and the Congress party.

The National Museum of African Art at 50

Monday, Jun 2, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

In 1964, a former U.S. State Department diplomat started the Museum of African Art in a historic Capitol Hill townhouse once owned by Frederick Douglass...

Futbol!: Soccer History and Politics in Latin America

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

As Brazil prepares to host the 20th FIFA World Cup, we explore how the "beautiful game" arrived in South and Central America.

"China's Second Continent" with Howard French

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 1:22 p.m.

China has developed close ties with nations across the African continent through investment in infrastructure projects, purchase of mineral rights, and growing trade. Perhaps the biggest influence, though, will come from the million-plus Chinese migrants seeking their fortune on the continent.

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.

USAID Chief Rajiv Shah

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Rajiv Shah, the head of the U.S. Agency for International Development, joins Kojo in the studio.

The U.S. Criminal Hacking Case Against China

Monday, May 19, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

The U.S. Justice Department on Monday moved to charge Chinese military officials in an economic cyber-espionage case. Kojo chats with a man behind a report that provides evidence the U.S. government is using in the case.

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