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Weak Power Grids in Africa Stunt Economies and Fire Up Tempers

Sat, 2015-07-04 00:00
Sub-Saharan Africa’s power generating capacity amounts to less than South Korea’s, and a quarter of it is unproductive at any given moment because of the continent’s aging infrastructure.

A Former Wedding Photographer Finds His Focus as a Crooner

8 hours 6 min ago
The 24-year-old R&B singer Vicktor Taiwo premieres the video for his song “Curse.”

A Close Encounter With Boko Haram

Wed, 2015-07-01 00:00
Villagers attribute magical powers to the Islamist rebels, but their bullets are all too real.

Nigeria: Board of State Oil Company Is Dissolved After Corruption Scandal

Sat, 2015-06-27 00:00
Nigeria’s new president, Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday dissolved the board of the state oil company from which billions of dollars is reported to be missing.

Indonesia Rejects Appeal by French Drug Convict on Death Row

Tue, 2015-06-23 00:00
The decision clears the way for an execution as soon as July and risks global outrage over Indonesia’s use of capital punishment for drug crimes.

Niger: 40 Killed in Cross-Border Attacks

Fri, 2015-06-19 00:00
Militants from the Nigeria-based Islamic extremist group Boko Haram crossed the border into Niger, setting homes ablaze and killing at least 40 people.