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Gregory Warner - 2015
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Gregory Warner

International Correspondent, East Africa

Gregory Warner is NPR's East Africa Correspondent. His reports cover the diverse issues and voices of a region that is experiencing unparalleled economic growth as well as a rising threat of global terrorism. His coverage can be heard across NPR and NPR.org.

Before joining NPR, Warner was a senior reporter for American Public Media's Marketplace, where he endeavored to make the economics of American health care vivid and engaging. He's used puppets to illustrate the effects of Internet diagnoses on the doctor-patient relationship. He composed a Suessian cartoon to explain why health care job growth policies can increase the national debt. His musical journey into the shadow world of medical coding won the 2012 Best News Feature award from the Third Coast International Audio Festival.

Prior to Marketplace, Warner was a freelance radio producer reporting from conflict zones around the world. He climbed mountains with smugglers in Pakistan for This American Life, descended into illegal mineshafts in the Democratic Republic of Congo for Marketplace's "Working" series, and lugged his accordion across Afghanistan on the trail of the "Afghan Elvis" for NPR's Radiolab.

Warner's radio and multimedia work has won awards from Edward R Murrow, New York Festivals, AP, PRNDI, and a Sigma Delta Chi award from the Society of Professional Journalists. He has twice won Best News Feature from the Third Coast International Audio Festival in 2009 and 2012.

Warner earned his degree in English at Yale University. He is conversant in Arabic.

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Is Netflix Chill? Kenyan Authorities Threaten To Ban The Streaming Site

Two weeks ago, Kenyans finally got access to Netflix. But we still don't know if they'll binge happily every after.

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This Politician's Philosophy: No Perks For You

John Magufuli, the new president of Tanzania, aims to cut over-the-top government spending and improve services. Opponents hope he fizzles out.

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Crackdown Turns Deadly In Ethiopia As Government Turns Against Protesters

In Ethiopia, students have been killed while protesting the government's proposals to take over territory in the Oromia region.

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Calling relatives they hadn't spoken to since 2013: from left to right, Chol Lul Walou, approximately 60, called her daughter and son-in-law; Simon Lam Yiek, 33, called his brother; Nyanchan Maluol Mot, 19, called her sister. Giles Duley/Courtesy of ICRC hide caption

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Mohamud Saleh, shown here during a recent interview, built his reputation by greatly reducing crime in a lawless part of northeastern Kenya in the 1990s. After an absence of more than a decade, he's returned to battle terrorism, and argues that the same tactics will work this time as well. Gregory Warner/NPR hide caption

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