| 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 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...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 1:11 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- It's a continent where presidents have called homosexuality un-African, un-Godly and anti-human, where same-sex relations are widely banned and gay people are routinely beaten, jailed, harassed or killed.
Africa, with its...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 7:03 PM
WASHINGTON — Two Islamist groups in Nigeria have been added to the State Department's list of foreign terrorist organizations for killing thousands of people and threatening Westerners in West Africa, U.S. officials said Wednesday.
| Oct 17, 2013
| 5:34 PM
Getting unanimous U.N. Security Council agreement to act against rogue nations and rights abusers may have become even more difficult Thursday with the election of Chad and Saudi Arabia to seats on the influential 15-member panel, human rights advocates...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 11:22 AM
The state of Louisiana — with its manicured plantations, moss-draped sycamores and creeping kudzu vines — serves almost as a character itself in "12 Years a Slave," Steve McQueen's historical drama based on the life of Solomon Northup, a...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 1:05 AM
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) - Nigerian farmers say they have lost 3 billion naira ($18.75 million) in food crops in the past three years because of an Islamic uprising in the northeast that has killed hundreds of people.
Muhammed Namadi, chairman of the...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 1:39 PM
When Rose and Apollos Ihedigbo moved their young family to the United States from Nigeria in 1980, they were determined to pursue opportunities in higher education that had not been available to them in their native land.
The road was not easy, but...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 9:32 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Nigerian officials on Tuesday played down the damage wreaked by Al Qaeda-linked militants in an attack the day before on an air base near the capital of Borno state.
The official account -- which said only two civilians...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 10:55 AM
The United States will open play in the 2014 World Cup on June 16 in Natal, Brazil, in a Group G game against Ghana, a team that has eliminated it from the last two tournaments.
The Americans were drawn into Group G along with Germany and Portugal....
| Dec 8, 2013
| 5:00 AM
By the time Nelson Mandela was released from prison in 1990, the path to ending South Africa's political crisis through the abolition of apartheid was known, even if it would not be easy or straight.
Solving the country's economic crisis was another...