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Nigeria

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  • Nigerian militant boasts of abducting girls, with over 270 missing

    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...
  • Going back to Lagos in Teju Cole's 'Every Day Is for the Thief'

    Going back to Lagos in Teju Cole's 'Every Day Is for the Thief'
    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...
  • Montverde's Abdul Bello becomes top prospect 9 months after leaving Nigeria

    Montverde's Abdul Bello becomes top prospect 9 months after leaving Nigeria
    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....
  • U.S. military presence in Africa growing in small ways

    U.S. military presence in Africa growing in small ways
    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...
  • Foreign tourist office phone numbers and websites

    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...
  • World Cup 2014: Group-by-group schedules

    World Cup 2014: Group-by-group schedules
    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....
  • BRASIL 2014: Grupos, resultados y horarios de juegos (hora local Florida/EEUU)

    BRASIL 2014: Grupos, resultados y horarios de juegos (hora local Florida/EEUU)
    Grupo A 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...
  • Carolyn Kirschner, gynecologic oncologist

    Carolyn Kirschner, gynecologic oncologist
    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...
  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's 'Americanah' awarded fiction Heartland Prize

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's 'Americanah' awarded fiction Heartland Prize
    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...
  • Beyonce's song 'Flawless' features writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    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...
  • Flirting with disaster and deities in 'Foreign Gods Inc.'

    Flirting with disaster and deities in 'Foreign Gods Inc.'
    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...
  • Ugandan president slams gays while refusing to sign anti-gay bill

    Ugandan president slams gays while refusing to sign anti-gay bill
    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. In a...