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More on the Situation in Nigeria on The World for 5-8

PRI's The World - with Host Marco Werman  

Sex on the beach. Do we have your attention? Good. How cocktails get their names, be they shaken, stirred, or somewhere in between. More on that in a minute.

The situation in Nigeria continues to raise curiosity questions here in the newsroom. What is the situation in the north of the country, where Boko Haram is strongest? We'll talk to Fatima Zanna Gana, who is from northern Nigeria and is the leader of one of the NGOs which took part in the recent #BringBackOurGirls rallies in Abuja.

Also, the situation in eastern Ukraine remains volatile, to put it mildly. It is a dangerous place where the lines have blurred between military and civilian fighters. Time Magazine's Simon Schuster tells us about his violent encounter with pro-Russian separatists earlier this week in Kramatorsk.

What now for Mao? Reporter Ruth Morris reports on a new museum that's opened in Shanghai dedicated to the great leader of China's communist party. Did we mention that the museum is in a mall? Yeah...

OK, back to that drink. Regular contributor Alina Simone profiles a hot-shot Ecuador-born mixologist in New York City who revels in creating, and naming, cocktails.