Jan 27th, 2013
BAMAKO — French air strikes destroyed the home of the leader of an Al-Qaeda-linked group in northern Mali as French-led forces advanced Sunday on the Islamist stronghold of Timbuktu. The overnight strikes in Kidal came 24 hours after French-led troops seized Gao, the most populated town in Mali’...
Jan 25th, 2013
A Nigerian court convicted Edmund Ebiware today on three counts of treason and terrorism and sentenced him to life in prison for twin car bombings on Oct. 1, 2010, in Abuja that killed 12 people. Ebiware was found guilty of involvement in the attack close to a venue in the capital where President Goo...
Jan 22nd, 2013
The UN is trying to pressure the Somali government to halt the criminal activity by their troops and pro-government militias. These men have been more frequently caught by journalists robbing, raping, and killing civilians. The deaths of children are particularly embarrassing to donor nations. Peacek...
Oct 16th, 2012
by Kelley B. Vlahos, Army Gen. Carter F. Ham, head of the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), stood at a podium in Algeria and addressed the deteriorating security conditions in the neighboring country of Mali. (For those geographically-challenged, remember when you were a kid and people used to say, “tha...
Oct 3rd, 2012
Marathon Oil said Wednesday day that its subsidiary Marathon Ethiopia Limited B.V. has entered into a sale and purchase agreement with Agriterra Limited to acquire their 20 percent working interest in the South Omo concession in Ethiopia with an effective date of Aug. 17, 2012. The companies expect ...
In Movie & Music
Nov 5th, 2010
For years, fans in Brooklyn have devoured films from Nigeria, paying $3 for bootlegged copies of the latest releases at utilitarian stores in the Flatbush neighborhood that distribute cellphones, calling cards and an evening’s entertainment. Enlarge This Image Daniel Barry for The New York Times More...