| May 15, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Nigeria's homegrown, al-Qaeda-linked militant group, Boko Haram, brags openly that it recently kidnapped about 300 young Nigerian girls. It boasts that it will sell them into sexual slavery.
Those terrorists have a long and unapologetic history of...
| May 19, 2014
— Mass schoolgirl kidnapping in Nigeria — to tweet or not to tweet? Is hashtagging one's indignation about some outrage abroad an exercise in moral narcissism or a worthy new way of standing up to bad guys?
The answer seems rather simple. It...
| May 13, 2014
| 4:58 PM
Weeks after the abduction of more than 300 Nigerian schoolgirls taken in a case of mass sex trafficking, the global media finally took note of the crime.
Why the shift? Because of the bravery of Nigerian women, who took to the streets to demand that the...
| May 13, 2014
| 11:00 AM
Nigerian parents of more than 200 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram desperately scanned a video Tuesday released by the Islamist group in search of their daughters' faces. One mother recognized her child; many others did not.
U.S. aircraft began flying...
| May 16, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Here's a question. If -- and this is a big if -- the United States could dispatch a swarm of heretofore secret super-drones to find and kill every member of the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram, would you be in favor of doing it?
I'll even modify it...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 9:00 AM
When a small group of Nigerian Islamist militants attacked two police stations and killed an officer, government security forces moved in swiftly, announcing they had "crushed" the revolt.
Ten months later, the militants attacked two more stations,...
| Mar 24, 2014
"Every Day Is for the Thief": A review of the book "Every Day Is for the Thief" by Teju Cole in the March 23 Arts & Books section said the capital of Nigeria is Lagos. Lagos is Nigeria's cultural capital; the actual capital is Abuja.
| Apr 11, 2014
In order to hang El Anatsui's 33-foot-long tapestry "Gravity and Grace" at the Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach, staffers last week gripped sections of the aluminum piece and raised it up the wall using several synchronized scissor lifts. Such was the...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Imagine a patient, observant and precise writer like the late W.G. Sebald reborn as a Nigerian exile, returning to and then wandering about that country's teeming and chaotic cultural capital, Lagos. That, in broad strokes, is the voice of the narrator of...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 3:59 PM
Vice President Joe Biden has never lacked for passion. And his occasional failure to restrain his enthusiasm has sometimes gotten him in trouble. But his over-the-top rhetoric was right on point when he gave the keynote address Saturday evening at the...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 4:00 AM
CAPE TOWN, South Africa — When South African airport officials threatened to send Dr. Paul Semugoma back to his native Uganda, he shook with fear.
Semugoma, an outspoken gay activist, was determined to remain in this country, where he has lived...