This week on War News Radio, Nigeria says it ousted Boko Haram from Bama, the second biggest city in Borno state, the Islamic State attacked oil fields, hospitals, and other major infrastructures in Libyan cities, at least 23 people were killed at the Bardo museum in Tunis after an attack by two gunmen, and more. We also present the first content from our partner radio station, Yatsani FM in Lusaka, Zambia from reporter Maybin Katungulu on climate change funds from Oxfam not reaching local communities in Zambia.
Last week on War News Radio, Iraq launched the largest military operation against ISIS since last June, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave a speech before Congress, Boko Haram released a video earlier this week that claims to show the public execution of two hostages, and more.
This week on War News Radio, Nigeria president Goodluck Jonathan announced progress in the campaign against Boko Haram, tribal leaders and human rights activists reported that Islamic State militants have taken over 200 hostages in raids, the president of Yemen fled the capital city of Sanaa, and more.
This week on War News Radio, violence continued along the Niger-Nigeria border, United States District Judge Andrew Hanen ruled to temporarily halt President Obama’s plan to offer protection from deportation to undocumented individuals, the number of Afghan civilians killed reached an all-time high in 2014, and more.
This week on War News Radio, Obama requested authorization from Congress for a three year period of military action against ISIS, Jordan moved thousands of ground troops to its border with Iraq, Russia, Ukraine, Germany, and France agreed on a ceasefire, and more.
You’ve heard about escalating violence by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram based in Nigeria. But few have considered how religious groups can become a part of the solution. War News Radio’s Sabrina Merold talks to a group trying to build interfaith dialogue between Muslims and Christians — work especially important ahead of elections later this month.
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