Three World Events That Matter
Top of Mind with Julie Rose
World Events, Solitary Confinement, Advertainment
Episode: World Events, Solitary Confinement, Advertainment
- Apr 21, 2015 9:00 pm
- 20:00 mins
Guests: Quinn Mecham, BYU political science professor As we speak, some 900 migrants are feared dead in a shipwreck of the Libyan coast and European foreign ministers are meeting to answer urgent calls for a new approach to deal with a surging wave of refugees crossing the Mediterranean to Europe from Africa and the Middle East. We also analyze the elections in Nigeria and the Civil War in Yemen. "The number of deaths are much higher this year because there are fewer out there to patrol and rescue. So many are coming because they think their only real chance to escape poverty is to make a bold move. (Risky with payoffs)," says Mecham on European refugees. Mecham says the elections in Nigeria are "Groundbreaking this year because this is the first time ever in Nigerian political history where an incumbent president has been ousted in a democratic election." "Last month a thousand people were killed, a thousand injured, and 150,000 people displaced. I am worried that we are just at the tip of a humanitarian disaster," says Mecham on the Civil War in Yemen.