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Western Africa

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  • Nigerian abductions: Why American parents should care about #Bringbackourgirls

    Nigerian abductions: Why American parents should care about #Bringbackourgirls
    Moms and dads, this is a real horror. Parents of about 200 girls in northern Nigeria are waiting for any word about their daughters, who were kidnapped about three weeks ago from their school in the village of Chibok. An al-Qaeda-linked Islamic militant...
  • Sharon Van Etten sings of a toxic relationship on 'Are We There'

    Sharon Van Etten sings of a toxic relationship on 'Are We There'
    Sonido Gallo Negro, "Sendero Mistico" (Glitterbeat) A nine-piece instrumental band from Mexico City that specializes in a surreal blend of music including old-school South American cumbia, Peruvian chicha and Mexican boogaloo, Sonido Gallo Negro...
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  • Retail Therapy: Stock up on shades for summer

    Seeing stars: Stop by the Kaenon Eyewear Sample Sale at 864 W. 16th St., Newport Beach, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday to save up to 75% on new, sample and slightly blemished designer sunglasses for men and women. The line is a favorite among elite athletes...
  • Shirley Temple Black, iconic child star, dies at 85

    Shirley Temple Black, iconic child star, dies at 85
    Shirley Temple Black, who as the most popular child movie star of all time lifted a filmgoing nation’s spirits during the Depression and then grew up to be a diplomat, has died. She was 85. Black died late Monday at her home in Woodside, Calif.,...
  • Nigeria: Where corruption and insurrection go hand in hand

    Nigeria: Where corruption and insurrection go hand in hand
    On Feb. 20, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan fired his respected central bank governor, who was trying to discover what had happened to an estimated $20 billion that disappeared from the nation's oil revenue over an 18-month period. Four days later,...
  • U.S. military presence in Africa growing in small ways

    U.S. military presence in Africa growing in small ways
    WASHINGTON — Amid a surge of Islamic militancy in North Africa, a team of fewer than 50 U.S. special operations troops with a single helicopter arrived at a remote base in western Tunisia last month. Their mission: train Tunisian troops in...
  • Senegal closes borders with Guinea after Ebola claims 101

    Senegal closes borders with Guinea after Ebola claims 101
    Senegal has closed its borders with Guinea as West Africa braces against the spread of Ebola virus disease. The World Health Organization, which says the outbreak is presenting the toughest public health challenge in four years, has not recommended...
  • Live like a royal foodie

    Live like a royal foodie
    Sink your teeth into a rich chocolate truffle at a tiny shop in Piccadilly and you begin to understand why the royal coat of arms appears on each box. These chocolates are of such high quality that Queen Elizabeth II herself indulges in them, perhaps...
  • Review: 'Big Men' ★★★★

    Review: 'Big Men' ★★★&#9733
    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...