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Western Africa

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Top Western Africa Articles

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  • A Pyrrhic victory?

    A Pyrrhic victory?
    Algerian forces claimed a decisive victory this weekend over al-Qaida-affiliated Islamist militants who took over a giant natural gas plant near the country's border with Mali last week and threatened to kill hostages and blow up the facility. But the...
  • Columbia's Shea Radiance nourishes skin, empowers entrepreneurs

    Columbia's Shea Radiance nourishes skin, empowers entrepreneurs
    To Funlayo Alabi, Shea Radiance is much more than a business. It’s a mission. Started in their Ellicott City home by Funlayo and her husband, Shola, Shea Radiance sells skin and hair products made from shea butter. Since the company’s...
  • Roman Catholic bishops, volunteers come together to feed hungry

    Roman Catholic bishops convening in Baltimore joined students and volunteers Sunday to transform a Harbor East hotel corridor into a food-packing operation to benefit West African orphans and battered women. Measuring out thousands of plastic bags of dry...
  • Havre de Grace: Toss a silver dollar across the Susquehanna in honor of Washington

    Happy President's Day, dear readers. Monday, Feb. 18 is the official observance, but President George Washington's birthday is Feb. 22. Slice that cheery pie from Goll's Bakery, 234 North Washington Street, 410-939-4321 and toss a silver dollar across...
  • 'Dancing With the Stars' Recap: Week 6 Results

    'Dancing With the Stars' Recap: Week 6 Results
    Motown was in the spotlight on last night's show, with "thrilling comebacks" and "disappointing setbacks." Tom says "Our stars know there's 'nowhere to hide.'" We start with a Motown Medley from Harold Wheeler, the DWTS singers and the pro troupe. The...
  • Kunta Kinte festival provides a glimpse into black families' heritage

    Kunta Kinte festival provides a glimpse into black families' heritage
    When she was a child growing up in Lothian, Lyndra Pratt loved spending time with her grandmother, Margaret Ann Easton, at Easton's nearby farm. Naturally, Pratt was curious about this woman she loved so dearly. What, she wondered, had her grandma's life...
  • Baltimore police officer charged in heroin conspiracy

    A Baltimore City police officer was arrested and charged Tuesday with leading a heroin distribution operation, including allegations that he arranged drug transactions while on duty and met conspirators in the parking lot of his district station,...
  • Grout photo retrospective opens at Westminster's Off Track Art

    Grout photo retrospective opens at Westminster's Off Track Art
    Award-winning Carroll County photojournalist, fine art photographer and author Phil Grout will appear for the opening of his latest exhibition Friday, May 4, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Off Track Art in Westminster. The exhibit, "Child of the Universe," is a...
  • Glenwood/Glenelg/Dayton: Relay for Life for Western Howard County to celebrate cancer survivors June 8

    Over the past few months I have been sharing news of preparations for the annual Relay For Life of Western Howard County. It seems that the event is now just right around the corner and the community is invited to participate in this free, fun-filled...
  • International Festival builds bridges, business

    International Festival builds bridges, business
    Residents and vendors from the many corners and cultures of Baltimore descended on the campus of Polytechnic Institute/Western High this weekend for the annual Baltimore International Festival. "I just believe that people need to meet other people," said...
  • Bonnie Branch Middle, Hammond Elementary top Black Saga competition

    Bonnie Branch Middle, Hammond Elementary top Black Saga competition
    Howard County students spent part of their weekend celebrating Black History Month with a bit of friendly competition. Students from 15 elementary and middle schools took to the stage on Saturday, Feb. 11 at Veterans Elementary School in Ellicott City to...
  • Party for art's sake

    Party for art's sake
    What has become one of the area's hottest events is set to take place again Sept. 30, and it's not being held in a dance club, hotel ballroom or concert hall, but at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art on the National Mall. The event, Africa...