| Jul 19, 2013
| 12:30 AM
Opening on July 18, the Durban Intl. Film Festival now ranks as one of the longest running, biggest and fastest growing of major African film events and a burgeoning platform for business in South Africa and beyond.
And if Durban's 34th edition says...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 9:32 PM
The BET Experience focused its attention on the awards portion of the weekend's festivities after numerous performances, high temperatures and well-attended seminars. Rapper Drake led with the most nominations as the awards were handed out at L.A.'s Nokia...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 9:25 AM
Halfway through Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's intricate third novel, "Americanah," one of the protagonists makes a case for intricate novels. Ifemelu, a bright, outspoken Nigerian woman living in the United States, is reading Jean Toomer's "Cane" at a...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 1:57 PM
KANO, Nigeria -- Nigerian soldiers and police once had the most to fear from the Al Qaeda-linked Islamist militia Boko Haram. But the insurgents' latest targets include farmers, irrigation officials, schoolchildren and teachers.
In northeastern Nigeria,...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 10:13 AM
PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- At least 15 people were killed and dozens more wounded Friday when a suicide bomber, apparently a teenager, blew himself up inside a mosque in northern Pakistan, police said.
The bomber shot at police guards, then made his way into...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 2:07 PM
NEW DELHI – Nearly 600 people have been killed by devastating monsoon flooding in northern India and 50,000 remained stranded Friday with more rain in the forecast, authorities said.
Flooding in the mountainous Himalayan state of Uttarakhand...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 4:32 PM
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...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 1:11 PM
Cab driver Edwin Obazuaye was in good spirits after he was shot twice by robbers while driving the South Side for fares last week.
He had survived a health scare last year and he was now expecting to make a full recovery from a gunshot wound to the...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 7:35 AM
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...
| Mar 23, 2013
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...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 2:37 PM
No single resource is more essential to modern life than oil, and no film offers a more incisive look at how the enormous wealth oil creates subverts the morality of individuals, corporations, even entire countries than Rachel Boynton's compelling...
| Feb 17, 2013
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