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Author Tom Burgis

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The Financial Times reporter shares his findings on the raiding of African resources detailed in his new book, "The Looting Machine: Warlords, Oligarchs, Corporations, Smugglers, and the Theft of Africa’s Wealth." Continue


"Outbreak" - Preview

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FRONTLINE
PBS


"Ebola was not an exception. Ebola is a precedent." Coming May 5 on FRONTLINE: The vivid, inside story of why the Ebola outbreak wasn't stopped before it was too late. Learn more and check local listings at pbs.org/frontline. Continue


One year later, tributes for missing Nigerian schoolgirls

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


It's been a year since militant group Boko Haram kidnapped hundreds of girls from a school in northern Nigeria. Dozens escaped, but more than 200 have disappeared. To mark the grim anniversary, activists protested in the capital city Abuja, renewing their demands for the government to find the girls and get them back. Gwen Ifill reports. Continue


Can Nigeria’s new leader help find the missing schoolgirls?

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


One year since Boko Haram kidnapped more than Nigerian school girls, most are still missing and the militant group continues to terrorize the region. Gwen Ifill talks to Christopher Fomunyoh of the National Democratic Institute about how the nation has balanced the mission of finding the missing girls and fighting the terrorists, and whether the country’s new president can help. Continue


Cuba Looks Forward

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Washington Week
PBS


The White House announced that President Obama will remove ‪‎Cuba‬ from the list of state sponsors of terror, part of the effort to restore diplomatic relations. Tom Gjelten, author of "Bacardi and the Long Fight for Cuba: A Biography of a Cause," looks ahead at the changes facing the island nation. How will the changing relationship with the U.S. affect the political and cultural landscape? Continue


IMF warns of long-term mediocre growth for global economy

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Europe is climbing out of a recession, but not all countries are recovering at the same pace. France and Greece lag behind countries like Germany and the United Kingdom. According to the International Monetary Fund, the global economy may be stuck in a long period of low growth and high unemployment. Judy Woodruff reports on what’s on the agenda for upcoming meetings at the IMF. Continue


What do Khamenei’s comments mean for nuke agreement?

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


The Supreme Leader of Iran said he neither supports nor opposes a nuclear deal, since the details have not yet been nailed down. Judy Woodruff talks to former State Department official Ray Takeyh and Alireza Nader of the RAND Corporation about what Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s comments mean for the negotiating outlook and whether Iran has a strategic interest in Yemen. Continue


Will conflict with Venezuela hurt U.S. goals for summit?

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner joins Judy Woodruff to offer a preview of what to expect at the Summit of the Americas in Panama, including the prospect of a meeting between President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro and conflict with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro over U.S. sanctions. Continue


The Fight for Yemen

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FRONTLINE
PBS


President Obama has pointed to Yemen as a model for the U.S.'s counter-terrorism strategy. But now, an anti-American rebel group known as the Houthis has ousted the president and thrown the country into turmoil. As a Saudi-led military campaign bombards Yemen, FRONTLINE in conjunction with BBC Arabic brings this special report from inside the war zone. Continue


AfroPoP I Ladies' Turn

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AfroPop
PBS


In 2009, in Senegal, where “football is king,” a women’s football street tournament is organized for the first time by the association Ladies’ Turn. Despite the passionate commitment of Seyni, the former captain of the women’s national team, and of the women and men that fight at her side, the game is far from won. Continue


Tehran’s ‘Mr. Big Mouth’ on deep-rooted hatred of the West

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


As the international debate continues about reducing Iran’s nuclear capacity and lifting economic sanctions, there is still considerable anger in Tehran directed at the West. New York Times Tehran Bureau Chief Thomas Erdbrink talks to an Iranian man nicknamed Mr. Big Mouth about his deep-seated hatred of the U.S., another installment of his video diary produced by Dutch public broadcaster VPRO. Continue


Senators reach bipartisan agreement on Iran oversight bill

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Senators wrapped up a deal on a bill that would enable Congress to weigh in on a nuclear agreement with Iran. The White House suggested that under the new revision, the president's veto threat might go away. Meanwhile, Iran's foreign minister announced talks for a final deal will begin in April, and insisted again on lifting sanctions all at once. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue


Flake: Despite Iran deal skepticism, ‘no good alternatives’

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


The Senate Foreign Relations Committee reached an agreement to spell out the role of Congress in the event of an Iran nuclear agreement. How did they do it? Judy Woodruff gets insight and reaction from Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, plus analysis from chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner and political editor Lisa Desjardins. Continue


From the Vault: Loosening Restrictions on Cuba

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Washington Week
PBS


As the United States is set to resume diplomatic relations with Cuba after more than 50 years of an embargo, we look back in the Washington Week Vault to the early months of the Obama presidency when the administration eased economic sanctions and loosened travel restrictions for Cuban Americans hoping to visit family on the island nation only 90 miles off the Florida coast. Continue


Iran leaders insist on specific timing of sanction relief

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei broke his silence on the nuclear framework agreement, saying that Iran would not agree to a deal unless all sanctions are lifted after signing -- a requirement that could put Iran at odds with its negotiating partners. Judy Woodruff reports on what Iran’s leaders said about a potential deal amid questions about its role in the Yemen conflict. Continue


IMF chief Lagarde on Greece, China and the uneven recovery

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Future economic growth has been seriously affected by the scars of the financial crisis, says IMF head Christine Lagarde. But, she says, "the new mediocre" can be avoided with the right steps.Judy Woodruff interviews LaGarde about reforming the Greek economy, how aging countries can tap labor potential and China’s efforts to a create a bank to fund infrastructure in developing countries. Continue


At historic summit, eyes on U.S. and Cuba to mend relations

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


For the first time, Cuba will attend the Summit of the Americas, a direct result of thawing relations with the United States. But troubles between the U.S. and Venezuela are also in the spotlight, in the wake of an executive order sanctioning Venezuelan officials for alleged human rights abuses. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports. Continue


Veteran/Author Elliot Ackerman

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The decorated war veteran discusses his new novel "Green On Blue," which is inspired by his own experiences in Afghanistan, and is told from the perspective of a young Afghan orphan. Continue


TTC Extra: Terror Plot Averted

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To The Contrary
PBS


2 New York women were arrested in their homes after an undercover officer discovered materials used for making a bomb. Continue


International Relations Scholar Robert English

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The director of USC's School of International Relations and former Defense Department policy analyst assesses the latest developments of the Ukraine crisis. Continue


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