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Imported goods are hit with heavy tariffs: 100 percent
on imported toilet paper and 150 percent on water and beer.
Learn more about Nigerian history and
politics, sharia law, human rights, and the role of women.
Video Length: 17:33
reporter and producer Alexis Bloom and co-producer Cassandra
Herrman land in Nigeria just as the Miss World contest gets under
way. A riot breaks out, hundreds die and the beauty contestants
flee. In the aftermath, what will happen to Amina Lawal, a woman sentenced
to be stoned to death for adultery? watch video >> read more >>
Women Speak Out Listen in as five Nigerian women from diverse professions
-- an activist, a banker, a journalist, a lawyer and a publicist
-- tell their own story in their own way.
Thoughts of a Favorite
Read an original interview with Wole Soyinka, Nigeria's Nobel
Prize-winning writer, as he talks about his homeland, a deeply
divided country often at war with itself. Also read an excerpt
of poetry from his just-published collection.
Parents and Teachers: For Your Teens
Teens can visit FRONTLINE/World partner YouthNOISE for
youth-oriented articles on Amina Lawal and the Miss World pageant,
a discussion forum and a quiz on women's rights. Created by Save
the Children, YouthNOISE is an interactive teen Web site that
inspires young people to learn about issues affecting their generation,
connects them with other teens and encourages them to take action.