| May 10, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Escape seemed hopeless. The militants' convoy of pickup trucks, buses and motorcycles penetrated deep into the northeastern Nigerian forest in the dead of night with its haul: several hundred schoolgirls.
A phalanx of motorcycles puttered on either...
| May 12, 2014
| 10:08 AM
The Nigerian militant group Boko Haram has released a video said to show some of the scores of girls who were abducted from a boarding school last month.
In the images, delivered to news organizations and posted on YouTube on Monday, about 100 girls are...
| May 13, 2014
| 11:00 AM
Nigerian parents of more than 200 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram desperately scanned a video Tuesday released by the Islamist group in search of their daughters' faces. One mother recognized her child; many others did not.
U.S. aircraft began flying...
| May 13, 2014
| 11:22 AM
The kidnapping of 276 Nigerian school girls by the Boko Haram insurgency has finally drawn attention to the group's murderous, five-year-long crusade, which, unlike attacks by Islamist militants elsewhere, has largely focused on school children.
| May 4, 2014
Some actors who win Tony Awards, become stars in films, TV and on the concert stage, don't look back from where they began.
But Anika Noni Rose returns to her Hartford area roots regularly, connecting with the community and spreading the gospel of...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 8:52 AM
An early morning explosion that ripped through a bus station on the outskirts of the Nigerian capital, Abuja, killed at least 71 people and injured 124, police said.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast, which happened during the...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 12:17 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan blamed Boko Haram for an explosion that killed scores of people Monday at a bus station outside the capital, Abuja, calling the Islamic militant group an “unnecessary distraction&...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 8:07 AM
No single resource is more essential to modern life than oil, and no film offers a more incisive look at how the enormous wealth oil creates subverts the morality of individuals, corporations, even entire countries than Rachel Boynton's compelling...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 3:06 PM
Abdul Bello is not afraid of many things.
One thing, however, terrifies the native Nigerian, who moved to the United States to play football nine months ago.
"I am scared of girls … seriously," said Bello, a Montverde Academy offensive lineman....
| Apr 11, 2014
In order to hang El Anatsui's 33-foot-long tapestry "Gravity and Grace" at the Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach, staffers last week gripped sections of the aluminum piece and raised it up the wall using several synchronized scissor lifts. Such was the...
| Mar 27, 2014
On Feb. 20, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan fired his respected central bank governor, who was trying to discover what had happened to an estimated $20 billion that disappeared from the nation's oil revenue over an 18-month period.
Four days later,...