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  • As Nigerian militants flex their muscles, officials downplay damage

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Nigerian officials on Tuesday played down the damage wreaked by Al Qaeda-linked militants in an attack the day before on an air base near the capital of Borno state. The official account -- which said only two civilians...
  • Chinua Achebe dies at 82; Nigerian writer

    JOHNANNESBURG, South Africa — When Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe was in college, a European professor assigned "Mister Johnson," which portrayed Africa as a land of grinning, shrieking savages. Time magazine called it "the best novel ever written...
  • Florida travel calendar for June

    Florida travel calendar for June
    Check out festivals and events in June across the state. This list is organized by region. Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County) May 16 - June 15: Disney Star Wars...
  • Global population growing faster than expected, U.N. says

    Global population growing faster than expected, U.N. says
    This just in: Humanity is growing faster than we thought. In advance of World Population Day, United Nations demographers have once again revised official projections -- upward. This meticulous band of number crunchers doesn’t mean to be alarmist,...
  • With 'Americanah,' Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie pokes fun at race

    With 'Americanah,' Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie pokes fun at race
    Friends are dress shopping in the novel "Americanah"; when they get to the register, the cashier asks which of two saleswomen helped them, but they're not sure. She lists numerous physical characteristics to identify the salesperson before giving up....
  • Chinua Achebe, author of 'Things Fall Apart,' dies at 82

    Chinua Achebe, author of 'Things Fall Apart,' dies at 82
    Nigerian-born author Chinua Achebe has died. The 82-year-old was best known for his gorgeously written historical novel that served as an indictment of colonialism, "Things Fall Apart." Published in 1958, "Things Fall Apart" soon became an international...
  • A history of person, country in 'There Was a Country'

    A history of person, country in 'There Was a Country'
    -------------------- There Was a Country A Personal History of Biafra Chinua Achebe Penguin Press: 352 pp., $27.95 -------------------- Chinua Achebe, the Nigerian author of the groundbreaking 1958 novel "Things Fall Apart," is widely considered...
  • Cardinal John Okaiyekan wins Sweet Sistine tournament

     
    While the Catholic cardinals convene in seclusion to select the sucessor of Pope Benedict XVI, the Religion News Service's own March Madness has the title going to the cardinal from Nigeria: Ladies and gentlemen, the Bishop of the Bracket, the...
  • At least eight dead in suicide attack on Nigerian church

     
    At least eight worshipers were killed Sunday in a suicide attack on a Roman Catholic church in northern Nigeria, according to officials. About 100 other people were injured, raising fears the death toll could rise....
  • HELPED OR HOOKED?

    HELPED OR HOOKED?
    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....
  • Muslim women on pilgrimage from Nigeria detained in Saudi Arabia

     
    More than 1,000 Muslim women from Nigeria trying to make a religious pilgrimage to Mecca have been turned away or detained in Saudi Arabia over allegations they weren’t traveling with husbands or other suitable male guardians, according to...
  • Georgia President Saakashvili concedes election defeat

     
    Mikheil Saakashvili, the pro-Western president of Georgia faced with increasing protests among his people, conceded defeat after preliminary election returns showed the opposition had won control of parliament and the right to name a powerful new prime...