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  • Politics of Ebola as deadly as the virus

    Politics of Ebola as deadly as the virus
    The arrival of a man infected with Ebola virus in Lagos, Nigeria — Africa's largest city — last week was certainly an alarming development, but it's also in some ways a distraction. Nigeria has far more resources to throw at the problem than...
  • Nigeria gas depot blast was suicide bombing, security analysts say

    Nigeria's nightmare scenario has been this: Islamist militias waging terror in the country's northeast launch attacks in distant Lagos, a chaotic megacity of about 20 million in the southeast and the country's economic engine. Two weeks ago, Islamic...
  • Young women used in Nigerian suicide bombings

    Young women used in Nigerian suicide bombings
    Wearing long hijabs, the anonymous women squeeze quietly into crowds, barely noticed. One slipped in among students gathered Wednesday at a notice board of a college campus in the northern Nigerian city of Kano. She detonated a hidden bomb, killing...
  • Review: 'Half of a Yellow Sun' ★★★

    Review: 'Half of a Yellow Sun' ★★&#9733
    Better than average historical fiction, "Half of a Yellow Sun" (now in a week's run at the Siskel Film Center) takes its cruelly hopeful title from the flag of Biafra depicting the upper half of a rising sun against bold stripes of red, black and green....
  • World Health Organization launching $100 million plan to combat Ebola

    World Health Organization launching $100 million plan to combat Ebola
    The World Health Organization is launching a $100 million response plan to combat an "unprecendented" outbreak of Ebola in West Africa that has killed 729 people out of 1,323 infected since February, the agency said on Thursday. WHO Director-General ...
  • Suspected U.S. Ebola victim in Nigeria had planned to visit Minnesota

    A man whose death is believed to be Nigeria’s first in a still-widening Ebola virus outbreak was planning a trip to Minnesota to visit his family next month, his wife said. Patrick Sawyer, a 40-year-old consultant with the Liberian Ministry of...
  • Nigeria's president meets kidnapped Chibok girls and their parents

    Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday met with a group of schoolgirls who escaped from the terrorist group Boko Haram and the parents of the abducted girls, about 100 days after nearly 300 girls were seized. But there were troubling signs that...
  • Sub-Saharan Africa bond issuance booms

    (Reuters) - Bond issuance volumes from sub-Saharan African have already surpassed last year's levels with the promise of more to come. African issuance has dominated CEEMEA supply over the past month, with at least three more transactions possible over...
  • Liberia closes almost all borders to contain Ebola outbreak

    MONROVIA, Liberia Liberia on Monday closed almost all of its borders in a bid to halt the spread of Ebola after a third doctor working to contain the virus in West Africa contracted the deadly disease. Only five entry points, including James Spriggs...
  • 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...
  • Setting Times stories to music: from Bobby Womack to Spiritualized

    Setting Times stories to music: from Bobby Womack to Spiritualized
    Vulnerability was a motif in this week’s Great Reads – and some of their soundtracks. One of the last surviving newsstands in Los Angeles. A Christian woman living under the Boko Haram militants in Nigeria. A horse cast adrift after a family...