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Nigerians head to the polls this weekend. What's at stake for Africa's most populous nation? Plus, Mexican immigrants to the United States have trouble when they try to return home. Also, we hear about America's strange history of vaccinations, and George Washington's key role.
What will Saudi air strikes in Yemen mean for the volatile mix that is the Middle East? Also, we hear how the Germanwings crash investigation focuses new attention on post-9/11 rules about cockpit safety. Later, musicians in the Nile River basin are helping their region tackle its drought problems.
Today, we start with the latest on the crash of a Germanwings Airbus A320 on Tuesday. Also, new Americans find a path to prosperity through California's gardens. Later, DJ Edu tells us about his continent-wide search for the best nightclub in Africa.
An Iranian general is making a name for himself in the fight against ISIS — and a lot of other places. Then, it's been one year since the start of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, but how close is it to being over? Plus, a play focuses on a female drone pilot who is pregnant and wrestling with the ethics of killing from a distance.
Afghanistan's president is in Washington for talks. We want to know what the US military's future role is in Afghanistan. We also get a couple of different takes on the legacy of Lee Kuan Yew, the man who guided Singapore from a sleepy port to one of the world's true megacities. Plus, a possible secret Nazi hangout is found in Argentina.
The trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev continues in Boston. We hear from Tunis in the aftermath of this week's attacks on tourists in the Tunisian capital, while ISIS also claims responsibility for mosque bombings in Yemen. Plus, First Lady Michelle Obama visits Japan.