| Jan 19, 2014
For tourist information about foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. Several no longer list phone numbers, so information is available only through their websites. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at...
| Feb 4, 2014
A disturbing new law in Nigeria establishes sweeping restrictions on homosexuality and has already led to dozens of arrests.
Even before the law went into effect, it was illegal to engage in same-sex relations. But the new law goes further,...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 8:35 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni refused to sign into law a tough anti-homosexual bill passed by parliament last month. But the tone of his remarks offered little cheer for the country's beleaguered gay rights groups.
| Jan 16, 2014
| 2:00 PM
The protagonist of Okey Ndibe's unforgettable new novel, "Foreign Gods Inc.," is a failed immigrant. Ike (pronounced EE-kay) is a New York City cab driver who brings in lots of cash but can't hold on to it for very long. His mother back home in Nigeria...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 3:00 AM
They're the first to acknowledge that they make an unlikely foursome. A Polish artist's daughter and three artists representing America, Nigeria and the Dominican Republic have forged an alliance to advance their individual creative visions —...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 1:36 PM
A draconian anti-gay law passed by the Nigerian parliament last year and quietly signed by President Goodluck Jonathan this month has led to the arrest of scores of homosexuals and set off an international wave of condemnation.
The Same Sex Marriage...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Superstar Beyonce did two astonishing things Thursday night: Release a complete album without any promotion or advance notice, and sample Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
Adichie, who lives part of the year in the U.S., is the author of the...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 2:25 PM
Now here's something you don't see every day: A circle of African men chanting Hebrew prayers while wearing tallitot (prayer shawls) and yarmulkes (skull caps) along with their dashikis — not to mention scenes of African women lighting Sabbath...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 11:13 AM
While you were making your Yuletide gay in the last seven days, Nigeria and Uganda passed legislation to strengthen already-on-the-books laws criminalizing homosexuality.
Ugandan lawmakers last Friday passed legislation that would imprison for life...
| Dec 29, 2013
Dr. Carolyn Kirschner believes helping women is not just her job, it's her calling.
"I take care of women with female cancers, and it's difficult for them, but it's a privilege for me to be able to walk the journey with these women," said Kirschner, a...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 4:23 PM
“A Child’s Christmas in Bethlehem,” the Bach Choir of Bethlehem’s fourth release on the Canadian Analekta label, is a festive holiday package. It glitters with carols spanning five centuries in five languages, all bound together...