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  • Nigeria says it knows location of kidnapped girls

    Nigeria says it knows location of kidnapped girls
    Nigeria's military has located more than 270 girls kidnapped by the militant group Boko Haram, the country's chief of defense staff, Air Marshal Alex Badeh, said Monday. "The good news for the parents of the girls is that we know where they are, but...
  • 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...
  • 2014 World Cup: Full TV Schedule

    All 64 matches of the FIFA World Cup from Brazil will be broadcast live on ABC, ESPN and ESPN2 in English and on Univision Communications broadcast and cable nets in Spanish. The tournament kicks off June 12, culminating with the championship game July 13...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 'Half of a Yellow Sun' doesn't add up to a satisfying whole

     'Half of a Yellow Sun' doesn't add up to a satisfying whole
    Nigerian-born Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's award-winning fiction — trenchantly observed tales of her country's people, and the mix of the personal and political in their lives — seems tailor-made for the emotional sweep of cinema. And "Half of a...
  • 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 ...
  • 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....
  • Malala meets Nigerian president to talk about missing schoolgirls

    Malala meets Nigerian president to talk about missing schoolgirls
    Malala Yousafzai, the teenage campaigner for girls’ education in Pakistan, told journalists on Monday that Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan assured her he would free 219 abducted schoolgirls being held by Islamist militants. Malala, who...
  • In Nigeria, backlash against U.S. firm hired to improve image

    In Nigeria, backlash against U.S. firm hired to improve image
    Someone tell Levick that Nigeria is, you might say, complicated. Nigeria’s Twittersphere erupted Thursday under the hashtag #SomeoneTellLevick over a government contract signed with U.S. public relations firm Levick last month — reportedly for...