Weekly Newscast – May 1, 2015

This week on War News Radio, peaceful demonstrations and riots broke out in Baltimore, Saudi Arabian-led airstrikes destroyed one of Yemen’s last operational airports, the Nigerian army freed 200 girls and 93 women from Boko Haram camps, and more.

Weekly Newscast – April 10, 2015

This week on War News Radio, updates on last week’s nuclear deal established between Iran, the United States, and five other nations, newly elected Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari pledged to spare no effort to defeat Boko Haram, fighting continued in the Iraqi city of Tikrit since government forces recaptured the…

Background on Nigeria’s Elections

This week, Muhammadu Buhari defeated former President Goodluck Jonathan to become President of Nigeria. Many hope the election signals increasing democracy in a country that has never before removed a sitting leader at the ballot box. Back in 2011, 800 people died during protests alleging foul play at the polls…

Weekly Newscast – April 3, 2015

This week on War News Radio, at least 147 are dead and 79 injured after Islamist militants attacked a university in northeast Kenya, Iraq recaptured the city of Tikrit from ISIS, the Palestinian Authority officially became a member of the International Criminal Court, and more.

Weekly Newscast – March 20, 2015

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…

Weekly Newscast – March 9, 2015

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.

Weekly Newscast – February 27, 2015

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.

Weekly Newscast – February 20, 2015

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.

Underlying Divide

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…

Competing Narratives

This month on War News Radio “Competing Narratives.” First, we present our satirical news segment, “Filibusted.” Next, we hear updates on Boko Haram in Nigeria. Finally, reporter Sara Morell reflects on her three day program in the West Bank. But first, a round-up of this week’s news.