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  • From jihad to pop culture, Islamists present new face on Web

    From jihad to pop culture, Islamists present new face on Web
    The jihadist calling himself Abdullah caused a brief stir on the Internet this week — but not, to his disappointment, because of his backing for Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria. Instead, his comments posted on Twitter over the death of...
  • Alex Gibney's 'Finding Fela!' finds facts but not feelings

    Alex Gibney's 'Finding Fela!' finds facts but not feelings
    An audacious performer and iconoclast, the Nigerian musician Fela Kuti proves a challenging subject for a conventional documentary. That's a theme of sorts in Alex Gibney's "Finding Fela!," a film that's admirably comprehensive but disappointingly short...
  • Minnesota woman grieves for 9 relatives lost to Ebola

    MINNEAPOLIS Cynthia Kwennah's father fell ill in June in Liberia, where doctors told family members that he was suffering from typhoid and malaria. They rallied at his bedside to try to nurse him back to health, at one point admitting him to a hospital....
  • Liberia hunts escaped Ebola victims who fled quarantine

    Liberia hunts escaped Ebola victims who fled quarantine
    Liberia struggled on Monday to track down 17 suspected Ebola carriers who fled quarantine at the weekend, while the U.N. health agency urged affected West African nations to screen all departures in a bid to contain the worst outbreak of the virus. In...
  • Guest column: #Hashtags never create lasting change

    Guest column: #Hashtags never create lasting change
    Hashtag movements, social media sites and other manifestations of our virtual lives have been designed to cater to a world too busy to engage in the kind of social and political engagement it takes to affect lasting change. For example, this spring,...
  • Nigerian Olympian in badminton finds gold in coaching

    DALLAS The 18-year-old dreamer and his coach, a one-time Olympian, step onto the court together. "We're going to train for only one hour, but it will be harder than anything you have ever done," says the coach, Greg Okuonghae, gazing intently at Aston...
  • Nigeria reports two new Ebola infections, quarantines 139

    KANO, Nigeria (dpa) Nigeria recorded two new Ebola infections and quarantined 139 people suspected of being infected with the virus, local newspaper Punch reported Saturday, hours after President Goodluck Jonathan declared a national emergency. The...
  • Nigerian who died in UAE may have shown signs consistent with Ebola

    DUBAI (Reuters) - A Nigerian woman with cancer who died in the Emirati capital had shown signs "that may be consistent with Ebola", the Health Authority of Abu Dhabi said on Sunday. The 35-year-old woman was traveling to India from Nigeria via Abu...
  • Nigeria former anti-graft tsar defects to scandal-hit, ruling PDP

    YOLA Nigeria (Reuters) - Nigeria's former anti-corruption chief Nuhu Ribadu has defected to the ruling People's Democratic Party to contest a state election, in a filip for President Goodluck Jonathan, whose PDP has been reeling from high profile...
  • Liberia fights Ebola in capital, West Africa toll tops 1,200

    Liberia fights Ebola in capital, West Africa toll tops 1,200
    Liberia battled on Tuesday to halt the spread of the Ebola disease in its crowded, run-down oceanside capital Monrovia, recording the most new deaths as fatalities from the world's worst outbreak of the deadly virus rose above 1,200. The epidemic of the...
  • Veteran trio left out of Nigeria squad

    LAGOS (Reuters) - The international careers of Shola Ameobi, Peter Odemwingie and Joseph Yobo looked to be at an end on Wednesday as Nigeria left the veteran trio out of their squad for next month's African Nations Cup qualifiers. They played for...
  • Ebola fears slowing tourist flow to Africa

    Ebola fears slowing tourist flow to Africa
    The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is putting off thousands of tourists who had planned trips to Africa this year, especially Asians, including to destinations thousands of miles from the nearest infected community such as Kenya and South Africa. Ebola, a...