Gregory Warner http://apr.org en Somalis In Kenya Are Used To Raids, But They Say This Was Different http://apr.org/post/somalis-kenya-are-used-raids-say-was-different Mohammed Ali Isaac's hands shook as he showed his Kenyan ID to the police officers. They let him pass, but his cousins weren't so lucky. The two women had forgotten their IDs at home, and the police were threatening to load them into one of three large trucks they'd brought for the purpose.<p>Today's raid, with dozens of armed police officers in the middle of the day in the predominantly Somali neighborhood of Eastleigh in Nairobi, was timed for just after people streamed out of Friday prayers. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:42:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 50431 at http://apr.org Somalis In Kenya Are Used To Raids, But They Say This Was Different How Rwanda's Only Ice Cream Shop Challenges Cultural Taboos http://apr.org/post/how-rwandas-only-ice-cream-shop-challenges-cultural-taboos Rwanda has a warm climate, and the people love milk. You'd think ice cream would be an easy sell.<p>But mention ice cream to Chantal Kabatesi, and she rubs her jaw like she's at the dentist with a toothache. When she first tasted ice cream at the age of 35 "it was like eating hailstones," the kind that fall on her childhood village once or twice a year.<p>"I thought, 'Oh no, what are we serving to our customers? Thu, 10 Apr 2014 19:35:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 49957 at http://apr.org How Rwanda's Only Ice Cream Shop Challenges Cultural Taboos Remembering Rwandans Who Followed Their Conscience http://apr.org/post/remembering-rwandans-who-followed-their-conscience Olive Mukankusi lives in a two-room house with mud walls and a dirt floor in a village called Igati, in eastern Rwanda's Rwamagana province. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 20:33:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 49831 at http://apr.org Remembering Rwandans Who Followed Their Conscience Rwanda Honors Dead, Celebrates Progress, 20 Years After Genocide http://apr.org/post/rwanda-honors-dead-celebrates-progress-20-years-after-genocide After a minute of silence at noon, Monday's remembrance of the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide began with testimony from a survivor.<p>The screaming started soon after.<p>In the crowd of 30,000 gathered in Amahoro stadium in Kigali, the Rwandan capital, first this person then that began to wail and thrash. Men in yellow vests took them to a special room of mattresses in the stadium basement.<p>In general, Rwandan culture discourages such outward displays of grief. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 21:54:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 49771 at http://apr.org Rwanda Honors Dead, Celebrates Progress, 20 Years After Genocide How Abandonment In Rwandan Genocide Changed Peacekeepers' Role http://apr.org/post/how-abandonment-rwandan-genocide-changed-peacekeepers-role It's been 20 years since the Rwandan genocide, in which political ideology and ethnic hatred gave license to thousands of Hutus to kill Tutsi families. But ethnic ideology may not have unleashed the genocide if the international community had not stepped back and allowed it to happen.<p>One notorious episode of abandonment changed forever the role of the United Nations peacekeeper. Sun, 06 Apr 2014 21:58:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 49725 at http://apr.org How Abandonment In Rwandan Genocide Changed Peacekeepers' Role What 'The Simpsons' Says About Ukraine's Language Divide http://apr.org/post/what-simpsons-says-about-ukraines-language-divide Misha Kostin, a 21-year-old construction engineer in eastern Ukraine, loves <em>The Simpsons</em>. He's loved it for 10 years. He says the animated series "illustrates everyday life problems in humorous ways, and offers a useful moral at the end of each episode."<p>And though Kostin and most of the people in eastern Ukraine are native Russian speakers, he prefers to download episodes dubbed not in Russian but in his second language, Ukrainian. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 07:46:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 49387 at http://apr.org What 'The Simpsons' Says About Ukraine's Language Divide In Ukraine's Industrial Heart, An Economic Affinity With Russia http://apr.org/post/ukraines-industrial-heart-economic-affinity-russia In Eastern Ukraine, the country's industrial heartland, many workers fear for their jobs if Ukraine joins the European Union. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 21:10:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 49228 at http://apr.org Without Orders, Ukrainian Troops Are Anchorless In Crimea http://apr.org/post/without-orders-ukrainian-troops-are-anchorless-crimea Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish.<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>I'm Robert Siegel.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)<p>SIEGEL: Music and fireworks in Moscow today, as Russia formalized its annexation of Crimea. There was a more muted celebration in Brussels, where Ukraine signed a political association agreement with the European Union. Coming up, we'll talk about what Russia's new stance means for the U.S.<p>CORNISH: But first, to Crimea. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 20:24:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 48837 at http://apr.org Crimean Tatars Fear History May Repeat Itself http://apr.org/post/crimean-tatars-fear-history-may-repeat-itself Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>In Crimea itself, the Russian takeover is working its way into many aspects of life. The new pro-Russian authorities have canceled the Ukrainian Civil Code, including all property documents. And there are rumors that anyone who refuses to accept a new Russian passport might have their property confiscated. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 20:47:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 48773 at http://apr.org Russian Flags Fly Over Ukrainian Base — But Who Stormed It? http://apr.org/post/russian-flags-fly-over-ukrainian-base-who-stormed-it Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Robert Siegel.<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>And I'm Audie Cornish.<p>Ukraine is said to be preparing to pull all its military forces out of Crimea after its naval headquarters there was stormed by pro-Russian forces. Yesterday, a Ukrainian soldier was killed in an attack on another base. News reports today quote sources in Kiev indicating plans to evacuate all of its military personnel and their families to mainland Ukraine. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 20:31:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 48704 at http://apr.org Deadly Violence Breaks Out At Crimean Military Base http://apr.org/post/deadly-violence-breaks-out-crimean-military-base Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish.<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>I'm Robert Siegel.<p>On Sunday, Crimea was part of Ukraine. Yesterday, according to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Crimea was an independent country. And today Putin and Crimean officials signed a treaty to make the peninsula part of Russia. We're going to hear a Russian view of these events coming up.<p>CORNISH: First, to Crimea, where today's announcement was celebrated with fireworks. There was also deadly gunfire, as a Ukrainian military base was attacked. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 20:24:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 48640 at http://apr.org Putin Moves Foward With Plans To Annex Crimea http://apr.org/post/putin-moves-foward-plans-annex-crimea Host David Greene speaks with NPR's Gregory Warner about Russian President Vladimir Putin's approval of a draft treaty to annex Crimea. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 08:44:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 48601 at http://apr.org Jewels Lie Beneath The Violence In The Central African Republic http://apr.org/post/jewels-lie-beneath-violence-central-african-republic Morning Mass began with a hymn on a recent Sunday at the Infant Jesus Catholic Church in the Central African Republic town of Bouar. The Rev. Dominic Mbarta fretted about his sermon. The previous Sunday, when<strong> </strong>a Polish priest at the church<strong> </strong>simply asked the congregation to refrain from killing their Muslim neighbors or looting abandoned Muslim houses, the priest was threatened.<p>"They were so angry," Mbarta says. "They went back grumbling that the priest is not impartial. He is for the Muslims. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 22:04:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 47588 at http://apr.org Jewels Lie Beneath The Violence In The Central African Republic Will Helping Muslims Flee Central African Republic Aid 'Cleansing'? http://apr.org/post/will-helping-muslims-flee-central-african-republic-aid-cleansing It is almost impossible to buy soap anymore in most small towns in the Central African Republic. Same with sugar, powdered milk, batteries, baby formula. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 23:32:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 46858 at http://apr.org Will Helping Muslims Flee Central African Republic Aid 'Cleansing'? How I Almost Got Arrested With A South Sudanese Ex-Minister http://apr.org/post/how-i-almost-got-arrested-south-sudanese-ex-minister The unmarked, unpaved streets of Juba, the capital of South Sudan, can be tough for an outsider to navigate.<p>By the time I found the house of Peter Adwok Nyaba, the country's former minister of higher education, science and technology, it was already 5 p.m. The sun was dangerously low on the horizon. I had less than an hour to interview Adwok and get back to my hotel before the citywide curfew — imposed when the violence began three weeks before — took effect. Mon, 06 Jan 2014 21:40:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 44484 at http://apr.org How I Almost Got Arrested With A South Sudanese Ex-Minister