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PBS Newshour on poverty, corruption and violence in Nigeria

A new PBS Newshour series “Pain and Promise” looks at how poverty and corruption is fuelling Boko Haram violence.

In Nigeria, poverty and corruption have fueled the terror group Boko Haram, which is the subject of the new series, “Pain and Promise.” NewsHour Special Correspondent Nick Schifrin, who traveled to the country to report on the threat of Boko Haram, the economy, corruption and anti-gay violence for the series, joins Hari Sreenivasan.

The four part “Nigeria: Pain and Promise” series with Special Correspondent Nick Schifrin explores the country’s ongoing battle with Boko Haram, economic promise, corruption and treatment of gay Nigerians.

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