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Nigeria

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  • 'Half of a Yellow Sun' Cleared for Release in Nigeria

    Nigerian censors gave a greenlight to "Half of a Yellow Sun" July 4, more than two months after the board put a hold on the film's domestic release, citing "regulatory issues." While refusing to comment on the conditions surrounding its release, the...
  • FIFA suspends Nigeria from soccer events over political controversy

    FIFA suspends Nigeria from soccer events over political controversy
    Nigeria has been suspended from all international soccer competition effective immediately, FIFA announced Wednesday. The move comes less than a week after the country’s government dissolved the Nigeria Football Federation, firing its entire...
  • 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...
  • Boko Haram shows no mercy in Nigeria, wrecking churches, homes, lives

    Boko Haram shows no mercy in Nigeria, wrecking churches, homes, lives
    When Boko Haram invaded her village last year, the Islamist extremists burned the churches, destroyed Bibles and photographs and forced Hamatu Juwanda to renounce Christianity. "They said we should never go back to church because they had brought a...
  • 'Under the Dome,' World Cup score in ratings

    'Under the Dome,' World Cup score in ratings
    UPDATED: Stephen King wrote the second-season premiere of "Under the Dome," and that helped the CBS drama bring in the biggest national audience Monday night. "Dome" was also the most-watched program in Central Florida, but the Germany-Algeria match...
  • Game-fixing investigated in World Cup tuneups

    Authorities in England are reportedly investigating allegations of attempted game-fixing involving a soccer friendly between Scotland and Nigeria to be played in London on Wednesday. The website of the Daily Telegraph newspaper said Tuesday that...
  • Can Kenya Get Moviegoers Back Into Theaters After Mall Shootings, Piracy?

    When terrorists attacked the upscale Westgate shopping mall in Kenya's capital inSeptember, they dealt a blow to exhibitors who were already struggling to see B.O. returns. "Suddenly, people got scared, and shopping malls were empty," says Trushna Patel...
  • Cameroon forces kill 40 Boko Haram militants

    Cameroon forces kill 40 Boko Haram militants
    Cameroon security forces killed some 40 Boko Haram militants in clashes in the country's far north, state radio said Sunday, shortly after the release of two Italian priests and a Canadian nun suspected to have been held by the Islamist group. A...
  • Wow! And thanks to you

    How about some good news for a change? Last month, I wrote about the kidnapping of nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls by a band of putative men who style themselves "Boko Haram" -- "Western Education is Forbidden." Taken in concert with the 2012 shooting of...
  • VIDEO - World Cup soccer jerseys winners and losers

    VIDEO - World Cup soccer jerseys winners and losers
    When we wear our soccer jerseys, we are not just wearing shirts. We are planting the flag. We are showing our colors. We are representin’. Soccer jerseys — particularly during the World Cup, which starts June 12 in Brazil — are a...
  • Lupita Nyong'o Starring in, Producing Romance Story 'Americanah'

    Lupita Nyong'o will star in and produce a movie version of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's romance novel "Americanah" with Brad Pitt's Plan B, D2 Productions and Potboiler Productions. The deal re-teams the Mexican-Kenyan actress -- who won an Oscar in her...