Author of “Beneath the Tamarind Tree” and former correspondent for CNN International Institution, Isha Isatu Sesay spoke with MagnaFaith Krimi, Nigerian diaspora leader and media entrepreneur at her book launch, at Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue N.W. Washington July 31,2019.
Both, media personalities have spoken publicly on the Nigerian government’s inadequate response to the kidnapping of young girls from their schools in Nigeria. “From poor families, these girls were determined to make better lives for themselves, but pursuing an education made them targets, resulting in one of the most high profile abductions in modern history
” Sesay said in her book. Krimi, in an article published in Diplomatic Watch said, “There is now an increasing and widespread recognition that President Muhammadu Buhari has failed to take control of the security situation in Nigeria. I am alarmed by the strikingly high number of unarmed and defenseless women being raped, kidnapped and killed in Nigeria, and especially that this horrific trend continues to worsen.
Conflict affects development, however it chiefly impacts the lives of women and children.” Isha Sesay is an award-winning journalist who led the CNN team that won a 2014 Peabody Award for coverage of the missing Chibok girls. Krimi said she came out to support another sister who is nurturing and empowering teenage girls to become Africa’s next generation of Leaders.