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Western Africa

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  • Thousands Get 'Pay Up or Die' Text Message Threats

    Thousands Get 'Pay Up or Die' Text Message Threats
    Police agencies across Australia put out alerts Monday declaring as fake text messages and emails sent to thousands of Australians that said they had two days to pay $5,000 or die. "Do not respond," said Detective Superintendent Brian Hay of the...
  • Dunkin' Donuts Studio On The Run: Brushes Of Africa

    Dunkin' Donuts Studio On The Run: Brushes Of Africa
    Celebrity makeup artist Thomas Dye has worked with big name stars like singer Beyonce and supermodel Iman. But Thomas is using his brushes for a good cause: to teach orphan boys and girls in Ghana, West Africa about health, beauty, skin care and self-...
  • Levitt Pavilion: Breaking camp, becoming All Stars

    Levitt Pavilion: Breaking camp, becoming All Stars
    It's hard to think of a more harrowing inspiration for a band than that of Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars. The West African group met in a Guinean refugee camp after fleeing the brutal, decade-long civil war in their native Sierra Leone. But rather than...
  • Review: Alain's

    Review: Alain's
    UPDATE: An eviction notice was spotted on Alain's door the week of Sept. 24 and calls to the restaurant have not been answered.  Review: Alain's 1355 S. Michigan Ave. 312-922-1186 Rating: 2 (out of 4) Give it some time What happens when a Cameroon-...
  • Helping girls realize their potential

    Helping girls realize their potential
    Though they work in different fields, Susan Hough and Laguna Beach resident Jen Hutchinson share the same goal: to help young girls discover their hidden talents and use them to benefit society. They want girls to challenge media representations of...
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  • State's Reputation For Openness Must Be Sore Spot

    Some Connecticut leaders must be ashamed. That can be the only reason they continue to conspire to diminish the state's worldwide reputation as a leader in freedom of information laws. Year after year, friends of liberty look to Connecticut for...
  • Stanford Elementary students get exciting lesson in black musical history

    Stanford Elementary students get exciting lesson in black musical history
    STANFORD — Students at Stanford Elementary School were treated to a very musical black-history event Friday afternoon. The gymnasium was packed out at the end of the school day for "From Africa to America," a special two-man show tracing the roots...
  • Travel Brazil by bus for a calm and cheerful trip

     Travel Brazil by bus for a calm and cheerful trip
    SAO PAULO, Brazil — After a few hours, you sink into a pleasant trance. Time no longer matters. You stop checking your phone, if it hasn't already lost its charge. You're comfortable. Your mind settles into the little there is to do — think,...
  • Master West African Dancer and Drummer Abdoulaye Sylla Returns to CT

    Master West African Dancer and Drummer Abdoulaye Sylla Returns to CT
    Before he and his wife moved to Seattle a few years ago, Abdoulaye Sylla had taught West African dance at Trinity for years, and he’d also presided over weekly drum and dance classes at Hartford’s West Indian Social Club. But before that Sylla...
  • Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum returns to form, with light and life

    Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum returns to form, with light and life
    AMSTERDAM — A scrum of international TV reporters, photographers and other media packed the Gallery of Honor at the Rijksmuseum on a recent spring morning, while producers negotiated with publicists for time to shoot spots in front of Rembrandt's...
  • Sickle cell disease accounts for many priapism cases

    Sickle cell disease accounts for many priapism cases
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Thanks to commercials for erectile dysfunction drugs, men know to seek medical attention for "erections lasting more than four hours," but a new study suggests a blood disorder is the cause of many prolonged erections. While...