| Dec 6, 2011
| 1:20 PM
Was Moammar Gadhafi the last of the "buffoon dictators," asked BBC News in October. His legend was earned not merely with his now-famous, dirty-old-man scrapbook of Condoleezza Rice photos. Wrote a BBC reporter, "One day [Gadhafi] was a Motown [backup]...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 2:42 PM
Barkley Hendricks, a professor of studio art at Connecticut College and Yale alumnus who won a 2010 Governor's Awards for Excellence in Culture & Tourism, heads to Jamaica every winter when the cold gets to be too much to bear. But he hardly hangs...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 10:44 AM
SAN DIEGO -- A local cabbie who was murdered on the job two weeks ago was a diplomat and bank official in his home country, but he is by no means the only immigrant driver with impressive credentials.
San Diego police are still tracking down leads in the...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 8:24 PM
Opponents of Shell Oil’s plans to explore for oil in arctic waters say Alaskans should pay attention to what’s happening in Nigeria, where Shell has shut down its Bonga Oil Field.
The well is located about 75 miles offshore, but Shell says it...
| May 24, 2011
| 12:34 PM
Born in Washington, D.C., to Nigerian parents, actor Gbenga Akinnagbe says it wasn't always easy growing up with a name like his. "Some people are surprised that I speak English and assume that I must be a foreigner," said Akinnagbe, 32, a Brooklyn...
| May 26, 2011
| 11:33 AM
BIDA, Nigeria -- He fell in love with his first wife because she was sincere and eager to please.
His second wife, a cousin, was irresistible because she did everything he wished and nothing he didn't.
"That alone made me love her."
His third wife...
| Jul 20, 2011
In Chika Unigwe's novel "On Black Sisters Street," the snow-covered streets of Antwerp, Belgium, are a beacon of freedom to the four disadvantaged African women who serve as the book's protagonists. Recruited in Lagos, Nigeria, by a fat slug of a sex...
| Aug 13, 2009
| 4:24 PM
by Mark Silva Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who ran for president in 2008, suggests that the long-disputed election of 2000 is evidence of modern-day "problems" in the greatest democracy on Earth, which is "still evolving'' - a lesson that......
| Aug 6, 2009
| 4:24 PM
by Richard Simon Former Rep. William J. Jefferson (D-La.), who gained national attention after federal agents found $90,000 in his freezer, was convicted Wednesday of political corruption. Jefferson, 62, was found guilty in federal court in Alexandria,...
| Mar 14, 2007
A landmark shift in trafficking routes has transformed West Africa into a hub for cocaine smuggled from South America to a booming European market, anti-drug officials on three continents say.
Traffickers have established a haven and transit area along...
| Dec 3, 2008
Police have arrested a man in southeastern Nigeria who said in a television documentary he had killed 110 children he believed to be possessed by evil spirits, officials said on Wednesday.
Rights campaigners say fraudulent pastors or "witchdoctors" in...
| Jan 8, 2009
The Grand Canyon, Mount Everest and Loch Ness will vie with more than 200 other spectacular places in the next phase of the global competition for the New 7 Wonders of Nature, organizers said.
The 261 nominees from 222 countries include some of the...