Gregory Warner http://ktep.org en How Rwanda's Only Ice Cream Shop Challenges Cultural Taboos http://ktep.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 20:02:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 38416 at http://ktep.org How Rwanda's Only Ice Cream Shop Challenges Cultural Taboos Theater Group Gets Generations Talking About Rwandan Genocide http://ktep.org/post/theater-groups-gets-generations-talking-about-rwandan-genocide Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm David Greene.<p>Twenty years ago, a genocide was carried out in Rwanda. Almost a million people were murdered, mostly members of the minority Tutsi population. We've been looking, this week, at how that country has changed since then. Today, more than half of Rwanda's population is under the age of 20. They have no memory of that searing event. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 09:40:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 38301 at http://ktep.org Remembering Rwandans Who Followed Their Conscience http://ktep.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 20:28:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 38273 at http://ktep.org Remembering Rwandans Who Followed Their Conscience Rwanda Honors Dead, Celebrates Progress, 20 Years After Genocide http://ktep.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 21:46:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 38203 at http://ktep.org Rwanda Honors Dead, Celebrates Progress, 20 Years After Genocide Ceremonies Commemorate 20 Years Since Rwanda Genocide http://ktep.org/post/ceremonies-commemorate-20-years-rwanda-genocide The ethnic slaughter killed nearly a million people. The massacre was born of years of tension between the majority Hutu and minority Tutsi. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 09:15:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 38162 at http://ktep.org 20 Years Later, Rwanda Hopes To Be A 'Light For The World' http://ktep.org/post/20-years-later-rwanda-hopes-be-light-world Rwandan President Paul Kagame is working to transform the legacy of hatred, 20 years after the genocide. The new generation is being taught to find a common purpose in reconstructing Rwanda. Sun, 06 Apr 2014 15:22:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 38133 at http://ktep.org What 'The Simpsons' Says About Ukraine's Language Divide http://ktep.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 37769 at http://ktep.org What 'The Simpsons' Says About Ukraine's Language Divide In Ukraine's Industrial Heart, An Economic Affinity With Russia http://ktep.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 37582 at http://ktep.org In A Divided Donetsk, Russians And Ukrainians Vie For Support http://ktep.org/post/divided-donetsk-russians-and-ukrainians-vie-support Two rallies took place recently on Lenin Square in Donetsk, in eastern Ukraine.<p>At the first, a pro-Ukranian rally on March 5, thousands marched with Ukranian flags, shouting, "Down With Putin! Donetsk is Ukraine!" They were attacked by pro-Russia supporters.<p>A football fan club called the Ultras defended the demonstrators, but the next day, Russian media reported that a pro-Russian demonstration was attacked by soccer hooligans.<p>"It was the opposite!" says demonstrator Enrique Menendez, an internet marketer. (Despite his name, Enrique was born in Donetsk. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 20:16:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 37365 at http://ktep.org In A Divided Donetsk, Russians And Ukrainians Vie For Support Without Orders, Ukrainian Troops Are Anchorless In Crimea http://ktep.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 37144 at http://ktep.org Crimean Tatars Fear History May Repeat Itself http://ktep.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 20:28:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 37070 at http://ktep.org Russian Flags Fly Over Ukrainian Base — But Who Stormed It? http://ktep.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 20:27:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 36987 at http://ktep.org Deadly Violence Breaks Out At Crimean Military Base http://ktep.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 20:03:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 36916 at http://ktep.org Putin Moves Foward With Plans To Annex Crimea http://ktep.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 09:24:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 36873 at http://ktep.org Celebrations In Crimea — And Worries Among Troops Left Behind http://ktep.org/post/celebrations-crimea-and-worries-among-troops-left-behind Now that Crimea has voted to separate from Ukraine and join Russia, Ukrainian troops still stationed on the peninsula have become even less secure. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 20:09:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 36843 at http://ktep.org In Crimea, Those Who Refuse To Vote Are Making Dumplings http://ktep.org/post/crimea-those-who-refuse-vote-are-making-dumplings <em>Varenyky</em> are Ukrainian dumplings stuffed with fruit or potatoes and topped with sour cream. Sun, 16 Mar 2014 19:08:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 36778 at http://ktep.org In Crimea, Those Who Refuse To Vote Are Making Dumplings Crimeans Ready For Vote On Joining Russia http://ktep.org/post/crimeans-ready-vote-joining-russia Residents of the Crimea region vote Sunday on whether to join Russia. The region is controlled by pro-Russian forces, and the Ukrainian government in Kiev has declared the referendum illegal. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 09:12:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 36649 at http://ktep.org Jewels Lie Beneath The Violence In The Central African Republic http://ktep.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 22:24:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 35678 at http://ktep.org Jewels Lie Beneath The Violence In The Central African Republic South African Miners Blocked From Leaving Illegal Mine http://ktep.org/post/south-african-miners-blocked-leaving-illegal-mine Rescue efforts have been underway at an illegal gold mine near Johannesburg, where a group of miners were trapped by boulders they say were placed there by a gang of rivals. Some of the men refused rescue because those let out were being arrested by local police for their unauthorized excavations. Renee Montagne talks to David Smith, a reporter for Britain's Guardian newspaper in Johannesburg. Mon, 17 Feb 2014 11:04:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 34954 at http://ktep.org Troops Escort Muslims Out Of Central African Republic http://ktep.org/post/troops-escort-muslims-out-central-african-republic Tens of thousands of Muslims are fleeing what the U.N. calls a <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2014/02/14/277011252/feathers-plucked-muslims-plea-to-flee-central-african-republic">campaign of "ethno-religious cleansing"</a> in the Central African Republic. On Sunday, African forces provided a military escort to hundreds of people on a slow convoy toward the Western border with Cameroon.<p>Midway, in the town of Bouar, Amadou Gambo is parked outside the local mosque waiting for the troops to arrive so that he, too, could drive over the border to Cameroon. Mon, 17 Feb 2014 10:17:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 34950 at http://ktep.org Will Helping Muslims Flee Central African Republic Aid 'Cleansing'? http://ktep.org/post/feathers-plucked-muslims-plea-flee-central-african-republic 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 23:12:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 34853 at http://ktep.org Will Helping Muslims Flee Central African Republic Aid 'Cleansing'? In Eastern Congo, Complex Conflicts And High-Stakes Diplomacy http://ktep.org/post/eastern-congo-complex-conflicts-and-high-stakes-diplomacy In June last year, soon after Secretary of State John Kerry named his old Senate colleague Russ Feingold as the first American special envoy to the Great Lakes, one of Feingold's former constituents approached him with a welcome smile, and a puzzled look. Feingold had, after all, spent 19 years as a senator in the American Great Lakes.<p>"The is terrific," the man said to Feingold, the former senator recently recalled. Thu, 06 Feb 2014 22:55:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 34306 at http://ktep.org In Eastern Congo, Complex Conflicts And High-Stakes Diplomacy In Kenya, A Fraught Return To The Site Of A Massacre http://ktep.org/post/kenya-fraught-return-site-massacre Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Melissa Block.<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>And I'm Robert Siegel.<p>In Nairobi, four men are on trial for helping the terrorists who stormed Westgate Mall in September. More than 70 people were killed in that attack. Today, the judge and lawyers on both sides left the confines of their courtroom and took a field trip to the mall.<p>As NPR's Gregory Warner reports, they went looking for the truth of what happened that day. Tue, 21 Jan 2014 22:40:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 33228 at http://ktep.org How I Almost Got Arrested With A South Sudanese Ex-Minister http://ktep.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 21:27:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 32240 at http://ktep.org How I Almost Got Arrested With A South Sudanese Ex-Minister Rebels In South Sudan Secure Control Over Bor http://ktep.org/post/rebels-south-sudan-secure-control-over-bor Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>It's MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>And I'm David Greene. Good morning.<p>We reported yesterday on peace talks in Ethiopia. They are aimed at ending violence that has engulfed neighboring South Sudan, a young country that gained independence only in 2011. As those peace talks take place, the situation in South Sudan is not peaceful. In fact, this could be a very ominous moment. Rebel forces - including child soldiers - appear poised to move into the capital, Juba. People are fleeing the city. The U.S. Fri, 03 Jan 2014 11:16:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 32061 at http://ktep.org Moved By Emotion: This Story Changed A Photographer's Lens http://ktep.org/post/moved-emotion-story-changed-photographers-lens In 2010, well-traveled freelance photographer Kristie McLean arrived in Ethiopia, her first trip to the country. She was there to photograph women with an injury that can happen when a baby gets stuck during childbirth: obstetric fistula. It's a condition common in rural Africa and Asia, where women give birth far from hospitals and C-sections aren't readily available.<p>The injury is caused by prolonged, obstructed labor. (Fistula can also happen in cases of rape.) Often the baby dies. Thu, 02 Jan 2014 23:18:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 32046 at http://ktep.org Moved By Emotion: This Story Changed A Photographer's Lens South Sudan Peace Talks Begin, Fighting Persists http://ktep.org/post/south-sudan-peace-talks-begin-fighting-persists Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>Our colleague Gregory Warner was reporting in South Sudan recently and he described something ominous. As he put it, people are starting to ask who their neighbors are. It suggested that a violent political struggle in Africa's youngest country could erupt into a civil war fueled by tribal differences. Today, South Sudan's warring factions will meet for the first time in neighboring Ethiopia. This comes as fighting still rages. Thu, 02 Jan 2014 10:22:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 31983 at http://ktep.org South Sudanese Look For Refuge From Fighting http://ktep.org/post/south-sudanese-look-refuge-fighting Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne.<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>And I'm David Greene.<p>We have been following the harrowing news coming out of South Sudan in recent days.<p>MONTAGNE: It is the world's newest country and it came into being with high hopes after a two-decade-long civil war with Sudan. Now South Sudan has plunged into what's beginning to look its own civil war.<p>GREENE: That's right. Mon, 30 Dec 2013 10:13:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 31803 at http://ktep.org Rebel Leader Skeptical Of South Sudan Cease-Fire Offer http://ktep.org/post/rebel-leader-skeptical-south-sudan-cease-fire-offer A senior official in South Sudan said Saturday that government troops will attack the main rebel stronghold if rebels turn down a proposed cease-fire.<p>The government had offered the truce on Friday to end two weeks of ethnic violence that has killed more than a thousand people.<p>Those rebel forces are loyal to former Vice President Riek Machar, accused by supporters of President Salva Kiir of leading a coup attempt two weekends ago that sparked violence across the country.<p>Machar is skeptical of a truce, <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-25531089">the BBC reports</a>, saying Sat, 28 Dec 2013 20:14:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 31743 at http://ktep.org Rebel Leader Skeptical Of South Sudan Cease-Fire Offer U.N. Refuge Prepares For Possible Attack In South Sudan http://ktep.org/post/un-refuge-prepares-possible-attack-south-sudan The president of South Sudan spent Friday in a peace summit with regional heads of state, discussing the crisis that erupted last weekend after an alleged coup attempt. Fri, 27 Dec 2013 23:51:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 31710 at http://ktep.org U.N. Refuge Prepares For Possible Attack In South Sudan