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Western Africa

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  • Liberia's Johnson-Sirleaf has unassailable lead in runoff

     
    Liberia's President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is poised to win a second term. Johnson-Sirleaf had an unassailable lead in votes counted in a presidential runoff, after rival Winston Tubman boycotted the poll....
  • Debate: Is it time to retire the Peace Corps?

     
    Is the Peace Corps just a government-subsidized vacation for well-to-do white kids? Nonsense, writes Jessie Seiler in an Op-Ed about her experience in the Peace Corps that ran in Sunday's Opinion pages. Before I joined the Peace Corps, I had......
  • L.A. brand Della sells chic bags while providing jobs for women in Ghana

     
    African prints and sizzling temps go together like ham and rye. Which is why this summer we're investing in a colorful, African-print hobo bag from L.A.-based brand Della. And it turns out that an investment in a Della bag is......
  • Obama warns new Ivory Coast leader on governing inclusively

     
    U.S. president pleased with what the French did in Cote d'Ivoire....
  • Your morning adorable: Rare pygmy hippopotamus born in Swedish zoo

     
    At the Parken Zoo in Eskilstuna, Sweden, the birth of a rare pygmy hippopotamus is a big deal. The baby, a male named Oliver, was born Feb. 15 to mother Krakunia. As a newborn, Oliver had a bit of a......
  • Outposts looks back at 2010: Records

     
    With the year ending, it is worth looking back at memorable posts of 2010. Each day this week through Friday, Outposts will recount some of the records broken, the achievements reached, the notable passings and the downright unusual during 2010......
  • IRAN, NIGERIA: Heroin and hand grenades sour Abuja-Tehran relations

     
    Iran may have sought to cast the recent Nigerian arms smuggling scandal as a "misunderstanding," but it will be difficult to make the same case for at least 286 pounds of high-grade heroin found hidden inside a shipment of Iranian......
  • Singing students survive again on 'Amazing Race' [video]

     
    Culture Monster is keeping an eye on the new season of CBS' “Amazing Race,” enjoying the escapades of a harmonizing duo of Princeton students who sing in Nassoons, the school's a capella group. On Sunday's Episode 2 ,the race moved......
  • Piper Kerman reads ‘Orange Is the New Black'

     
    Remember that time you went to prison? Piper Kerman remembers her stay! Her adorable name belies a history of involvement in a West African heroin ring, and after serving nearly 15 months in a Connecticut prison, she recounts her hoosegow stint in the...
  • Charleston, S.C., is a food lover's paradise

    Charleston, S.C., is a food lover's paradise
    Our waiter was staring at us in disbelief. Finally, he leaned forward and, ever so politely, asked my husband to repeat himself. Although we had just ordered three appetizers, a soup and two main courses (we did eat every bite), my husband was, indeed,...
  • Book review: 'Akata Witch' by Nnedi Okorafor

    Book review: 'Akata Witch' by Nnedi Okorafor
    Akata Witch A Novel Nnedi Okorafor Viking: 352 pp., $17.99, ages 12 and older The protagonist at the center of the young-adult novel "Akata Witch" lives in many worlds. She is, in the truest sense, African American: Nigerian by ancestry, American by...