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  • Extremists reportedly kill many civilians in Nigerian village

    Extremists reportedly kill many civilians in Nigerian village
    Nigerian militants attacked a village in northeastern Nigeria on Friday, killing many civilians, according to local officials and residents cited in Nigerian media. The gunmen attacked Damboa, about 50 miles south of Maiduguri, throwing explosives...
  • FIFA lifts Nigeria suspension

    (Reuters) - Nigeria's suspension from international football was lifted on Friday, world governing body FIFA said. The African country was banned earlier this month due to government interference in the national federation's affairs. "FIFA has noted...
  • Chop & Quench brings Fela Kuti's 'The '69 L.A. Sessions' to life

    Chop & Quench brings Fela Kuti's 'The '69 L.A. Sessions' to life
    It was proclaimed more than once over the evening at California Plaza that history was being made in downtown Los Angeles on Friday night as part of the Grand Performances series. For the first time, a choice selection of the iconic Nigerian bandleader...
  • What Nigeria's president should have said

    What Nigeria's president should have said
    Last month, The Washington Post published an op-ed by Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan answering criticism of his response to the kidnapping of hundreds of schoolgirls by the group Boko Haram. This is what Jonathan should have written. I have...
  • In Nigeria, backlash against U.S. firm hired to improve image

    In Nigeria, backlash against U.S. firm hired to improve image
    Someone tell Levick that Nigeria is, you might say, complicated. Nigeria’s Twittersphere erupted Thursday under the hashtag #SomeoneTellLevick over a government contract signed with U.S. public relations firm Levick last month — reportedly for...
  • World Cup players dominate MLS All-Star XI

    (Reuters) - Eight players who took part in the World Cup have been named in on Major League Soccer's All-Star XI for their exhibition clash with German club Bayern Munich, the league said on Wednesday. The All-Star team is dominated by members of the...
  • Inventors struggle to protect patents in Africa

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - When Malagasy entrepreneur Andry Ravololonjatovo came up with the idea of a hi-tech translation service named after a local bird, the Drongo, he hesitated about registering the patent. In many countries in Africa, protection of...
  • Philly designer Ikire Jones is adding Africa to the conversation

    Inside his sunlit apartment studio space, Sam Hubler, menswear company Ikire Jones' sole tailor, spends hours on boldly printed jackets. The brand, founded by Wale Oyejide, has a clear mission to offer unique, handcrafted jackets for every type of man....
  • Nigeria leader wants $1 billion loan to help fight Boko Haram

    ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday sought approval from parliament to borrow up to $1 billion abroad to help the armed forces tackle the security threat posed by the Islamist insurgent group Boko Haram. Jonathan, facing...
  • German national reported kidnapped in Nigeria

    ABUJA/BERLIN (Reuters) - Gunmen kidnapped a German national on Wednesday in the northeast Nigerian town of Gombi, German broadcaster Deutsche Welle reported. Gombi is close to an area that has been plagued by Islamist Boko Haram insurgents for the past...
  • Malala meets Nigerian president to talk about missing schoolgirls

    Malala meets Nigerian president to talk about missing schoolgirls
    Malala Yousafzai, the teenage campaigner for girls’ education in Pakistan, told journalists on Monday that Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan assured her he would free 219 abducted schoolgirls being held by Islamist militants. Malala, who...