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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterTHE TRIBAL trend is one of the hottest this summer. The graphic prints and the bold dyes of the fabrics are popping up everywhere, but although most are mere knockoffs -- loomed, printed and dyed simply to look exotic -- a few are the real thing, and...
Tags: Entertainment, Côte d'Ivoire, Travel, Fashion Shows, Asha
Mort Lovban will give an illustrated presentation on Dakar and Senegal titled "Gateway to West Africa." Where, when: Roxbury Park Community Center, 471 S. Roxbury Drive, Beverly Hills, 1 p.m. Wednesday. Admission: Free Info: (310) 550-4761. travel@...
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Like a West African bantaba -- a spiritual gathering place for the community -- leafy Leimert Plaza Park is the anchor to Leimert Park Village, a center of L.A.'s African American art and culture. Sunday African drum circles, impromptu domino games and...
Special to The Times[This book review ran in the Los Angeles Times on Sept. 12, 2006] The West African nation of Nigeria has suffered more than its share of violence and corruption, starting with its blatantly misrepresentative first election in 1960 and on through its...
Music CriticOn my way to the Steve Allen Theater in Hollywood Thursday night for a rare local appearance by Lukas Ligeti, I stopped by Amoeba Music to pick up his new solo CD, "Afrikan Machinery." It was temporarily out of stock. A good sign, I thought. This is...
Away from the noise and hustle and stink, the shriek of energy, the never-ending buzz that is Lagos, a man reclines on a gravestone, serenely reading a book. His name is Immortal, and he sells life insurance. He says he is waiting for an angel. "I...
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersA landmark shift in trafficking routes has transformed West Africa into a hub for cocaine smuggled from South America to a booming European market, anti-drug officials on three continents say. Traffickers have established a haven and transit area along...
Ellie Nesler, the mother who took the law into her own hands in a Northern California courtroom by shooting to death the man who allegedly molested her young son, has died. She was 56. Nesler died Friday morning at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento,...
Times Staff WriterThe court hearing that resulted in New York Times reporter Judith Miller being sent to jail and Time magazine reporter Matthew Cooper agreeing to testify before a federal grand jury stemmed from a 2-year-old dispute related to President Bush's claim...
Times Staff WriterTossed off a flatbed truck, a 100-pound bale of used panties and bras, worn socks, DKNY suits and Michael Jordan jerseys lands with a thud amid a jostling swarm of shoppers. Okech Anorue slits the plastic wrap on the refrigerator-size bundle he bought...
Tags: Vehicles, Lagos (Nigeria), Philadelphia 76ers, Family, Tanzania
Times Staff WriterWASHINGTON -- As vast offshore oil fields generate hundreds of millions of dollars for tiny Equatorial Guinea, there are few signs of the petroleum boom in the impoverished West African nation. Most of the population lives on about a dollar a day, and...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterWASHINGTON -- In a secret campaign to spread its influence beyond Lebanon and Iran, the Shiite extremist group Hezbollah has established a network of operatives in West and Central Africa, an area that may be providing new bases for terrorist acts against...
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