| Jun 16, 2014
| 11:12 PM
By David Dolan and Chris Mfula
LUSAKA/LAGOS (Reuters) - When Joyce Musonda wanted to start a business two years ago selling kitchen tiles from her backyard in an up-and-coming district of Zambia's capital of Lusaka, she braced herself for a battle to...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 7:21 AM
Thomas Muller scored a hat trick to lead Germany to a 4-0 win over Portugal in the Group G opener.
Muller, the 24-year-old striker, now has eight goals in seven career World Cup games. The win puts Germany firmly in charge of the group, while it also...
| May 15, 2014
| 4:41 PM
As American military and intelligence specialists joined the hunt for Nigeria’s missing schoolgirls, U.S. officials expressed frustration Thursday with the country’s inability to act on fresh intelligence about the Boko Haram extremists who...
| May 21, 2014
| 1:46 PM
Who would have thought that a simple tweet could focus the world’s attention on a crisis in a remote part of the world? But #BringBackOurGirls, a message of outrage over the kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian girls from their schools and homes,...
| May 22, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Each day the relatives, friends and activists gather in a park below a towering luxury hotel here in the Nigerian capital to plan the next step in their effort to bring back 276 abducted girls.
On Wednesday, the #BringBackOurGirls international social...
| May 24, 2014
| 3:46 PM
An African nation has advanced to the quarterfinals twice in the last three World Cups, with Senegal reaching the final eight in 2002 and Ghana doing the same in 2010. And if the continent is quickly catching up to the rest of the world, the credit goes...
| May 4, 2014
Some actors who win Tony Awards, become stars in films, TV and on the concert stage, don't look back from where they began.
But Anika Noni Rose returns to her Hartford area roots regularly, connecting with the community and spreading the gospel of...
| May 5, 2014
| 10:34 AM
An extremist Nigerian insurgent leader boasted Monday that he had kidnapped more than 270 schoolgirls who three weeks ago were loaded into trucks by gunmen in the dead of night, according to a video released to Agence France-Presse.
"I abducted your...
| May 22, 2014
| 6:09 PM
In the teeming Nigerian market, a group of final-year medical laboratory students ambled home after their lectures. Blessing Gushi, a 30-year-old pharmacist, stopped to buy food for her family.
Elizabeth Musa, 50, a trader, was selling sweets, drinks...
| May 23, 2014
| 12:30 PM
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...
| May 24, 2014
| 8:50 AM
| May 6, 2014
| 9:04 AM
Naciones Unidas advirtió el martes a los militantes del grupo islamista Boko Haram que no escaparían de la justicia si concretan su amenaza de vender a más de 200 estudiantes nigerianas secuestradas el mes pasado.
El líder de Boko Haram, Abubakar...