Gregory Warner en Western Countries Issue Warnings; Kenyan Tourism Gets Pummeled The Baobab Resort sits on the south coast of Kenya's Mombasa Island, but it has some of the homey feel of an old Catskills resort.<p>On a recent day, sounds from outside trickled into the resort's largest conference hall: children enjoying their last hour of daylight on the beach, staff members singing tunes from <em>The Lion King,</em> warming up for their evening show.<p>But the mood inside was somber: The 150 British tourists gathered heard only the apologetic voice of the local representative from their travel company, Tui, informing them that their vacations were being cut short and that Tue, 10 Jun 2014 15:11:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 33416 at Western Countries Issue Warnings; Kenyan Tourism Gets Pummeled Escaping South Sudan's Violence Often Means Going Hungry Even in an undeveloped country like South Sudan, Ganyliel can feel like the middle of nowhere: a bunch of tiny islands surrounded by a gigantic swampy floodplain fed by the River Nile during rainy season. To get here, I took a helicopter from the capital, then ditched my sneakers for gumboots. I've waded out into water that's too deep for an SUV and too shallow for a speedboat.<p>I board a canoe made from a hollowed-out palm tree.<p>"This river is very protective to the people of Ganyliel," says my companion in the canoe, Lorjack Riak Lorjack. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 12:50:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 33316 at Escaping South Sudan's Violence Often Means Going Hungry With Swift, Quiet Moves, Nigerian Group Limits Religious Violence The city of Jos sits on an invisible fault line between Nigeria's mostly Christian south and its largely Muslim north. Its population is almost 50-50 Muslim-Christian.<p>So it's not surprising that twin car bombs in a crowded downtown vegetable market on May 20 killed both Christians and Muslims. Most of the 133 victims were women, and 25 were children.<p>But that could have been only the beginning of the killing, as was the case in the past.<p>"The choice of Jos, to make this very huge bomb, was deliberate," says Ezekiel Gomos, head of the Jos Business School. Thu, 29 May 2014 16:29:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 32576 at With Swift, Quiet Moves, Nigerian Group Limits Religious Violence Terrorist Group Suspected In Nigerian Attacks Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel.<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>And I'm Audie Cornish. U.S. military personnel have now been deployed to help find the nearly 300 school girls kidnapped in Nigeria by the militant group Boko Haram. In a letter to Congress, President Obama says about 80 personnel remain in neighboring Chad until their support is no longer needed. The search for the girls goes on during a deadly week in Nigeria.<p>Daily attacks are suspected to be the work of Boko Haram. Wed, 21 May 2014 20:10:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 31985 at Relatives Of Kidnapped Girls: Bring Them Back — But Alive Nigerians are asking themselves how far their government should go to bring almost 300 abducted schoolgirls back to their families.<p>The militants of Boko Haram, the Islamist extremist group that claimed responsibility for the kidnapping last month, have offered to swap the girls for some prisoners held by the government.<p>That offer was immediately rejected by the Nigerian government, but relatives of the girls say that firepower alone wont save them. They want the government to reconsider.<p>The hashtag "Bring back our girls" has more than 4 million tweets. Wed, 21 May 2014 07:16:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 31920 at Relatives Of Kidnapped Girls: Bring Them Back — But Alive The Mood In Abuja, Where Missing Schoolgirls Cast Long Shadow Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish.<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>And I'm Robert Siegel.<p>The president of Nigeria told a security conference in Paris this weekend that he is fighting out Al-Qaida in West Africa. Goodluck Jonathan was referring to Boko Haram, the group that abducted nearly 300 schoolgirls in Northern Nigeria a bit over a month ago.<p>Joining us to talk about that is NPR's Gregory Warner who is in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria. Mon, 19 May 2014 20:16:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 31798 at Nairobi Bombings Are A Sign Of Spreading Militant Influence A pair of bombs killed at least 10 people in Kenya's capital on Friday. What do these and a slew of other attacks in Kenya say about the security situation in the country and the region? Sun, 18 May 2014 21:08:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 31730 at Nigerian Abductions Part Of A Terrible Pattern In African Conflicts The girls at St. Mary's slept uneasily that night. Rebels were rumored to be nearby and planning an attack. Calls for protection by school administrators to a nearby army outpost went unanswered.<p>By nightfall, all the girls "prayed to God and asked Him to take control of our lives," a 16-year-old would later tell a reporter. During the night, the girls heard boots. Then gunfire. Sat, 17 May 2014 09:33:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 31650 at Nigerian Abductions Part Of A Terrible Pattern In African Conflicts In Somalia, Collecting People For Profit Last year I took a drive through the streets of Mogadishu, Somalia, in a bulletproof SUV. My seatmate was Justin Brady, who at the time was working for the U.N. We were both wearing body armor — standard issue for these trips — and we were followed by a second car with more guys with guns.<p>Coordinating humanitarian aid can be an incredibly risky job in Somalia, where Islamist militants al-Shabab have declared open season on any Westerner or anyone accused of working with the so-called Western occupier.<p>And yet, Brady points out the tinted window at wooden signs, hand-painted in English. Tue, 13 May 2014 21:04:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 31366 at In Somalia, Collecting People For Profit With UN Chief In South Sudan, Warring Sides Agree To Talk Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>The president of South Sudan and the commander of the rebels there have agreed to sit down and talk. That's one thing that's come out of a visit to the country by U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.<p>As NPR's Gregory Warner reports, the U.N. chief also addressed calls to bring African troops into the troubled peacekeeping process.<p>GREGORY WARNER, BYLINE: There have been two main international strategies to bringing peace to South Sudan. One is diplomatic: encouraging peace talks. The second is military: sending in peacekeepers. Tue, 06 May 2014 21:34:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 30817 at