Nigerian president Buhari sworn in for 2nd term

Africa 05/29/19, 07:08

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari began his second term as head of Africa's most populous nation on Wednesday, facing heightened pressure to defeat Islamic extremism and boost the oil-dependent economy amid concerns over his health.The 76-year-old former military dictator read the ...

Soto leads US over Nigeria 2-0 at Under-20 World Cup

Soccer 05/27/19, 19:37

Sebastian Soto scored a pair of goals, and the United States beat Nigeria 2-0 Monday in the Under-20 World Cup at Bielsko Biala, Poland, to rebound from an opening loss to Ukraine. Soto headed in Alex Mendez's corner kick from 5 ...

Global migrants’ journey stalls in southern Mexico

World 04/28/19, 12:51

Thousands fleeing conflict or poverty in Nigeria, Cameroon, Bangladesh, Haiti and Cuba have traveled across oceans, through the jungles and mountains of South America, up through Central America, on a route that — so far — ends here: the steamy, ...

US, Nigeria, other nations train navies in Gulf of Guinea

Africa 04/01/19, 10:43

The United States Navy and 33 other countries recently carried out weeks of maritime training in the Gulf of Guinea, to improve safety against pirates and to improve the monitoring of the West Africa coastline.The Obangame Express training exercise, in ...

Chess victory is ticket out of shelter for 8-year-old boy

U.S. 03/19/19, 13:29

An 8-year-old boy's victory as New York state chess champion will be his family's ticket out of a homeless shelter.The New York Times reported that Tani Adewumi (TAH'-nee ah-deh-WOO'-mee) won the state chess title for his age group this month ...

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 ...

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