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Tribune reportersCab driver Edwin Obazuaye was in good spirits after he was shot twice by robbers while driving the South Side for fares last week. He had survived a health scare last year and he was now expecting to make a full recovery from a gunshot wound to the...
NAIROBI, Kenya -- Western governments Sunday reported that a violent Islamist militia in northern Nigeria had likely executed seven foreign hostages, deaths that the governments called barbaric and cold-blooded. The group, Ansaru, announced Saturday...
This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – French ground forces engaged in combat with Al Qaeda-linked rebels in central Mali on Wednesday, according to French news reports, as the newly deployed troops launched their first ground operation in a battle to oust...
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Gunmen on motorcycles kidnapped seven French tourists, including four children, who had been staying at a nature reserve in Cameroon near its border with Nigerian border, French President Francois Hollande said Tuesday....
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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- An extremist splinter group Monday claimed responsibility for the weekend kidnapping of seven foreigners in northern Nigeria. The group, Ansaru, broke away from the Islamist insurgent organization Boko Haram, which has been...
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Two radio journalists have reportedly been charged in northern Nigeria on suspicion of airing a broadcast that incited the slayings of women vaccinating people against polio. The case centers on a program aired days before the shootings last week....
Nine women working to immunize children against polio were killed Friday when gunmen opened fire on them in northern Nigeria, Kano state police said. Women involved in the vaccination drive were targeted in two areas of the northern city of Kano, news...
Tribune reporterThree South Side brothers accused of abducting a 15-year-old girl at gunpoint and sexually assaulting her in December appeared in bond court Sunday. Prosecutors say Aziz Animashaun, 22, jumped out of a black SUV at 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 21 and told the...
Hunger. Environmental degradation. Political instability. These were among the consequences of rapid global population growth documented in a five-part series in The Times in July. Now, Opinion has invited leading scholars to consider what, if anything,...
Dozens of prisoners broke out of their cells and tried to escape early Monday morning as Nigerian authorities battled with gunmen at a police station on the edge of Abuja. Two officers were killed during the gunfight, police spokesman Frank Mba said...
World NowJOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Unknown assailants killed at least 25 polytechnic students in northeastern Nigeria, invading the campus dormitory and shooting or stabbing their victims, authorities said Tuesday....
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