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  • 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...
  • Extremists reportedly kill many civilians in Nigerian village

    Extremists reportedly kill many civilians in Nigerian village
    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...
  • Chop & Quench brings Fela Kuti's 'The '69 L.A. Sessions' to life

    Chop & Quench brings Fela Kuti's 'The '69 L.A. Sessions' to life
    It was proclaimed more than once over the evening at California Plaza that history was being made in downtown Los Angeles on Friday night as part of the Grand Performances series. For the first time, a choice selection of the iconic Nigerian bandleader...
  • Nigeria's president meets kidnapped Chibok girls and their parents

    Nigeria's president meets kidnapped Chibok girls and their parents
    Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday met with a group of schoolgirls who escaped from the terrorist group Boko Haram and the parents of the abducted girls, about 100 days after nearly 300 girls were seized. But there were troubling signs that...
  • WHO explains how a suspected Ebola outbreak spread in Congo

    WHO explains how a suspected Ebola outbreak spread in Congo
    A suspected Ebola outbreak in Central Africa has been traced to a pregnant woman who butchered a slain bush animal that had been given to her husband, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. The Health Ministry in the Democratic Republic of...
  • Ebola cases in West Africa may be vastly underreported, WHO says

    Ebola cases in West Africa may be vastly underreported, WHO says
    The United Nations health agency said Thursday that the world's worst Ebola outbreak is accelerating and could infect more than 20,000 people before it is brought under control. More than 3,000 suspected and confirmed cases have been reported in four...
  • What Nigeria's president should have said

    What Nigeria's president should have said
    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. I have...
  • '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...
  • Setting Times stories to music: from Bobby Womack to Spiritualized

    Setting Times stories to music: from Bobby Womack to Spiritualized
    Vulnerability was a motif in this week’s Great Reads – and some of their soundtracks. One of the last surviving newsstands in Los Angeles. A Christian woman living under the Boko Haram militants in Nigeria. A horse cast adrift after a family...