Nigerian singer Tiwa Savage ‘humbled’ over global music deal

Africa 05/03/19, 10:02

Nigerian singer-songwriter Tiwa Savage says there's a "revolution going on" in African music and she is "very humbled and excited" to take her music to a worldwide audience."It's a beautiful journey, it's history in the making," Savage said Thursday of her newly announced recording deal.Savage is one of the world's ...

20 dead, mostly children, in Nigeria building collapse

Africa 03/15/19, 06:37

Twenty people are confirmed dead in the school building that collapsed in Nigeria on Wednesday, and most of them are children, an official said Friday.Forty-three other people were rescued, Lagos State Health Commissioner Jide Idris told The Associated Press. The disaster occurred in the heart of Nigeria's commercial capital.Officials have ...

Update: Nigeria calls off search at collapsed school

Africa 03/14/19, 07:43

The Latest on Nigeria school building collapse (all times local):1:35 p.m.A Nigerian official says search efforts have been halted a day after a school building collapsed in Lagos with an unknown number of children inside.Local people attend the scene after a building collapsed in Lagos, Nigeria, Thursday March 14, 2019. ...

2nd day of searching at Nigeria school building collapse

Africa 03/14/19, 05:12

Search and rescue work continued in Nigeria on Thursday after a building containing a school collapsed with scores of children said to be inside.Eight people were dead and 37 were rescued, a National Emergency Management Agency spokesman said late Wednesday.An unknown number remained missing. Frantic efforts went on overnight to ...

School building collapses in Nigeria with scores said inside

Africa 03/13/19, 11:06

A three-story building collapsed in Nigeria on Wednesday with scores of school children thought to be inside, setting off frantic rescue efforts in the country's crowded commercial capital. The state governor said 25 were rescued. It was not yet clear how many died. Associated Press video showed rescuers carrying several dust-covered, ...

Update: Children pulled from collapsed Nigeria building

Africa 03/13/19, 08:25

The Latest on Nigeria building collapse (all times local):2:25 p.m.There are cheers as a small child is pulled from the ruins of a collapsed three-story building in Lagos, Nigeria. But the crowd quiets as another child is freed but does not move.In this image taken from video rescue workers and ...

Portuguese town opens window to its slave-trade history

Europe 02/06/19, 11:12

To the casual visitor, Lagos is a striking beach town of charming coastlines and sightly sandstone cliffs. A medieval castle sits alongside boutique cafes and outdoor restaurants serving boiled and baked octopus. One can speed along the shore in a watercraft during the day and catch an intimate Fado show ...

NBA making a ‘long-term play’ in Africa

Basketball 11/29/18, 05:11

Timothy Ighoefe is an intimidating defender at 6-foot-11 and 245 pounds. Still, the Nigerian knows he must improve if his decision to play basketball instead of soccer is going to pay off and take him to the NBA.The 18-year-old Ighoefe has committed to play for Patrick Ewing at Georgetown University ...

#BringBackOurGirls activist runs for Nigeria’s presidency

Africa 10/10/18, 00:49

The woman who led the global campaign to free Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram extremists is now running for president, saying she is fighting for "the soul" of Africa's most populous nation.Oby Ezekwesili is the most prominent woman to seek the presidency in Nigeria, where politics, as in many ...

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