| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 3:06 PM
Abdul Bello is not afraid of many things.
One thing, however, terrifies the native Nigerian, who moved to the United States to play football nine months ago.
"I am scared of girls … seriously," said Bello, a Montverde Academy offensive lineman....
| Mar 7, 2014
| 2:40 PM
WASHINGTON — Amid a surge of Islamic militancy in North Africa, a team of fewer than 50 U.S. special operations troops with a single helicopter arrived at a remote base in western Tunisia last month.
Their mission: train Tunisian troops in...
| Jan 19, 2014
For tourist information about foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. Several no longer list phone numbers, so information is available only through their websites. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 10:55 AM
The United States will open play in the 2014 World Cup on June 16 in Natal, Brazil, in a Group G game against Ghana, a team that has eliminated it from the last two tournaments.
The Americans were drawn into Group G along with Germany and Portugal....
| Dec 6, 2013
| 10:55 AM
Brasil, Croacia, Camerún, México
Junio 12: Brasil 3 vs. Croacia 1 en Sao Paulo Finalizado
Junio 13: México 1 vs. Camerún 0 en Natal Finalizado
Junio 17: Brasil 0 vs. México 0 en Fortaleza Finalizado
Junio 18: Croacia 4 vs. Camerún 0...
| Dec 29, 2013
Dr. Carolyn Kirschner believes helping women is not just her job, it's her calling.
"I take care of women with female cancers, and it's difficult for them, but it's a privilege for me to be able to walk the journey with these women," said Kirschner, a...
| Nov 3, 2013
In awarding the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize for Fiction to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's "Americanah," we recognize a novel that engages with important ideas about race, and does so with style, wit and insight. Adichie has updated the traditional...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Superstar Beyonce did two astonishing things Thursday night: Release a complete album without any promotion or advance notice, and sample Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
Adichie, who lives part of the year in the U.S., is the author of the...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 2:00 PM
The protagonist of Okey Ndibe's unforgettable new novel, "Foreign Gods Inc.," is a failed immigrant. Ike (pronounced EE-kay) is a New York City cab driver who brings in lots of cash but can't hold on to it for very long. His mother back home in Nigeria...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 8:35 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni refused to sign into law a tough anti-homosexual bill passed by parliament last month. But the tone of his remarks offered little cheer for the country's beleaguered gay rights groups.