| Jun 26, 2012
| 12:45 PM
Imagine being part of an international romance scam that’s bilking hundreds of people out of money. The worst part? You have no idea your face is being used to con people you’ve never met.
That’s what happened to retired Elkhart police...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 9:45 PM
By most accounts, Adams Oshiomhole is the most popular governor Nigeria's Edo state has ever had. He is up for re-election next week, and the outcome could go one of three ways: Ruling-party thugs will kill him, as they have already twice tried to do --...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 3:01 PM
Conservationists working in Central Africa to save the world’s rarest gorilla have good news: the Cross River gorilla has more suitable habitat than previously thought, including vital corridors that, if protected, can help the great apes move...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 8:54 AM
The United States braced Saturday for more protests over an independently produced anti-Islam film that has ignited anger in the Muslim world, temporarily closing some of its diplomatic missions and warning American citizens in some countries to be...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 5:27 AM
The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston recently received a gift of a collection of African artifacts, bronze and ivory sculptures, from New York banker Robert Owen Lehman. As it turns out, they had been looted during a massacre in Benin by British troops in...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 11:50 AM
Bold, Raw & Uncensored: Ghanaian Movie Posters
Through March 16, Widener Gallery, Trinity College, 300 Summit St., Hartford, (860) 297-5232, trincoll.edu
Corpse-like zombies. Severed heads. Frightening hybrid man-beast monstrosities. Hovering angels...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 9:38 PM
As a child growing up in rural Nigeria, Don Campion watched his medical missionary parents and others build a hospital complex from scratch, driven by faith, will power and necessity.
That experience taught him the value of teamwork and helped shape...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 3:30 AM
There Was a Country
A Personal History of Biafra
Penguin Press: 352 pp., $27.95
Chinua Achebe, the Nigerian author of the groundbreaking 1958 novel "Things Fall Apart," is widely considered...
| Nov 11, 2012
Fourteen of Doanh Nguyen's patients have died of prescription drug overdoses since 2005, coroner's records show.
But he's not to blame for any of them, he said.
His practice in Orange County's Little Saigon caters to pain sufferers of all kinds....
| Nov 2, 2011
| 7:00 AM
Former Chicago police Sgt. Eddie Hicks vanished eight years ago on the eve of his high-profile corruption trial.
Federal authorities had charged him with running a crew of rogue cops who robbed drug dealers, pocketed the illicit cash and sold the...
| Oct 29, 2011
In 1990, Nigerian native Abdulrafiu Shokunbi shot and killed a bystander during a street confrontation with the brother of a woman he'd approached, according to police. Shokunbi was arrested but released on $3,000 cash bond, and fled across the border. In...
| Nov 19, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Iran may have sought to cast the recent Nigerian arms smuggling scandal as a "misunderstanding," but it will be difficult to make the same case for at least 286 pounds of high-grade heroin found hidden inside a shipment of Iranian......