| Jul 1, 2014
| 11:12 AM
A morning bomb blast near a market in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri caused havoc Tuesday, with fears that dozens of people may have been killed, according to defense officials.
It was the latest in a series of terror attacks in the country’s...
| Jul 4, 2014
Chicagoan Roxanne Spruance has heard "The Star-Spangled Banner" countless times before sporting events, but this week, as she stood among thousands of red, white and blue-cloaked fans at Soldier Field to watch the U.S. play Belgium in a World Cup match,...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 4:53 PM
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Minnesota wife of a Liberian-American man who died last week in Nigeria from the Ebola virus said on Tuesday she wants to use his memory to spur efforts to fight the disease, which has also infected two U.S. relief workers in...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 7:33 PM
El Mundial comienza el viernes su desenlace, con el inicio de los cuartos de final del torneo. Solo ocho de los 32 equipos que llegaron a Brasil siguen en la carrera por el título, y a continuación se ofrece un vistazo sobre cómo llega cada uno de estos...
| Jul 4, 2014
I have had to remain quiet about the continuing efforts by Nigeria's military, police and investigators to find the girls kidnapped in April from the town of Chibok by the terrorist group Boko Haram. I am deeply concerned, however, that my silence as we...
| Jul 7, 2014
Last month, The Washington Post published an op-ed by Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan answering criticism of his response to the kidnapping of hundreds of schoolgirls by the group Boko Haram. This is what Jonathan should have written.
| Jul 7, 2014
| 8:30 PM
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...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 3:53 PM
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...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 4:35 AM
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...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 2:23 PM
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...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 10:19 AM
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....