In other news, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 13-6 to recommend Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor as the first Hispanic justice, and consumer confidence fell for a second straight month. Continue reading
In her new short story collection, “The Thing Around Your Neck,” Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie moves back and forth between two continents the way she has in real life.
Royal Dutch Shell, in order to settle several lawsuits brought in a U.S. court, agreed Monday to pay $15.5 million to the families of Nigerian protesters executed by the military regime in the 1990s. Continue reading
Last year, Albert Jack Stanley, the former CEO of KBR, pleaded guilty to bribery for masterminding the payment of more than $180 million to Nigerian officials. PBS Frontline correspondent Lowell Bergmen reports on the damage done by large-scale bribery in that country. Continue reading
NewsHour special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on how a scarcity of water and high supply costs are hindering efforts to improve Nigeria’s food supply. Continue reading
Polio continues to be a major medical problem in Nigeria where suspicions about vaccines and other issues have revived the crippling disease. Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from Nigeria on efforts to curb the polio problem. Continue reading