| 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 4, 2014
| 1:57 PM
Boko Haram, the Islamist militant group that has kidnapped schoolgirls and turned northeastern Nigeria into a war zone, has a female recruitment wing, Nigerian defense officials said Friday as they released photographs of three women alleged to be members...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 4:20 PM
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...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 9:27 AM
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.
| 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 1, 2014
| 6:29 AM
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...
| 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 18, 2014
| 11:54 AM
Nigerian militants attacked a village in northeastern Nigeria on Friday, killing many civilians, according to local officials and residents cited in Nigerian media.
The gunmen attacked Damboa, about 50 miles south of Maiduguri, throwing explosives...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 4:17 PM
GROUP F: ARGENTINA VS. IRAN
Where: Belo Horizonte. Time: 9 a.m. PDT.
TV: ESPN, Univision.
The buzz: Argentina won its first game with Bosnia-Herzegovina but didn't look good doing it. Even the players thought so, challenging Coach...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 3:28 PM