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  • World Cup: Top African players

    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...
  • Nigeria says it knows location of kidnapped girls

    Nigeria's military has located more than 270 girls kidnapped by the militant group Boko Haram, the country's chief of defense staff, Air Marshal Alex Badeh, said Monday. "The good news for the parents of the girls is that we know where they are, but...
  • Game-fixing investigated in World Cup tuneups

    Authorities in England are reportedly investigating allegations of attempted game-fixing involving a soccer friendly between Scotland and Nigeria to be played in London on Wednesday. The website of the Daily Telegraph newspaper said Tuesday that...
  • Can Kenya Get Moviegoers Back Into Theaters After Mall Shootings, Piracy?

    When terrorists attacked the upscale Westgate shopping mall in Kenya's capital inSeptember, they dealt a blow to exhibitors who were already struggling to see B.O. returns. "Suddenly, people got scared, and shopping malls were empty," says Trushna Patel...
  • World Cup of hurt: A look at standouts stung by injury

    The sport known as football almost everywhere beyond our borders bears few similarities to the USA's heavily padded version. Here is one timely likeness: The roll call of ailing players scratched from the tournament is long enough to resemble the NFL...
  • Chicago Muslim groups call for greater efforts to free Nigerian girls

    Chicago Muslim groups call for greater efforts to free Nigerian girls
    A Chicago Islamic organization is joining the global outcry, calling on President Barack Obama and other world leaders to do more to help rescue more than 200 kidnapped Nigerian girls and stop attacks in the country attributed to militant group Boko...
  • Who is Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau?

    Who is Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau?
    No one knows how old he is. Some say 35. Some say 36. Others think he's 44. Twice he was believed dead, and twice he reemerged to conduct an even broader campaign of killing and terror that made him one of the most wanted men in the world. His name is...
  • Boko Haram doesn't speak for Muslims

    We are witnessing the dark ages of Islam. ("U.S. to help Nigeria search for girls kidnapped by Boko Haram," May 6) For the Boko Haram, the Islamist radical group in Nigeria, to casually kidnap more than 270 schoolgirls under the cover of darkness...
  • Sure, Boko Haram is bad, but don't overlook Nigeria's corrupt ways

    Sure, Boko Haram is bad, but don't overlook Nigeria's corrupt ways
    It’s a nasty business, this abduction of 270 teenage girls in Nigeria by the Boko Haram terrorist group. But should dealing with these terrorists be our business too? The White House said Tuesday that it was, at least a little bit. The U.S. is...
  • Nigerian police offer $300,000 reward to recover 276 missing girls

    Nigerian police offer $300,000 reward to recover 276 missing girls
    Nigerian police offered a $300,000 reward Wednesday for information leading to the rescue of about 276 schoolgirls abducted last month by Islamists militants in northern Nigeria. The militants, members of the violent group Boko Haram, have threatened to...
  • U.S. to help Nigeria search for girls kidnapped by Boko Haram

    U.S. to help Nigeria search for girls kidnapped by Boko Haram
    The Obama administration will send military, intelligence and law enforcement advisors to Nigeria to help the beleaguered government find and rescue more than 270 teenage girls who were abducted by the Boko Haram terrorist group last month, the White...
  • U.S. to help Nigeria search for kidnapped schoolgirls

    U.S. to help Nigeria search for kidnapped schoolgirls
    The Obama administration plans to send a team of advisors to help Nigerian officials rescue scores of girls abducted from a boarding school last month or negotiate their release, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Tuesday. Nigerian President...