Mar 22nd, 2013
In Lagos and London and many other places, the world mourned the great African novelist Chinua Achebe, who died Thursday in Boston at 82. Achebe was best known to American readers for his novel “Things Fall Apart.” Published in London in 1958, it tells a story set against the backdrop of the sunset o...
In East Africa
Sep 9th, 2012
Somali lawmakers are scheduled to choose the next president Monday, moving the nation a step closer to its first stable central government since the 1991 ouster of a dictator. The new parliament, which was selected last month, will hold a ballot to choose the president from about two dozen candidates...