Round-the-clock curfew in Maiduguri is relaxed as Nigerian military claims gains in battle against Boko Haram fighters.
Actor Will Smith opens up to talk show host Dave Letterman about his biggest weakness.
Brazil’s economic growth has seen women’s purchasing power become a lot stronger over the past twenty years. The success of the Beleza Natural institute in Rio, which specializes in curly and wavy hair, illustrates the purchasing power of this new middle class.
Miguel was definitely the performance of the night after the soulful crooner managed to kick two of his female fans in the head during a terrible miscalculated attempt at a jump over the audience pit at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards. If you were wondering why your Instagram has been filled with Miguel memes, vine [...]
Kenyan artwork is going under the hammer for the first time at a major auction house in London. It is one of the latest signs that people affected by the economic crisis in Europe are increasingly turning to African art for less expensive work. In recent years, international buyers have invested millions of dollars in [...]
The night after launching his track “New Slaves” with a film projection on the outside of 66 buildings around the world, Kanye West returned to Saturday Night Live with more new music, and all of his fury intact. West opened by debuting another unreleased new song, “Black Skinheads.” Set against a spare thumping drum track, [...]
The Nigerian army is back on the offensive. Its target: the armed group Boko Haram. And this time it is determined to defeat them. Nigerian troops have deployed fighter jets, helicopter gunships and thousands of soldiers to take back territory the group seized in northeastern Nigeria. This week, President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of [...]
Across the world, women make up about half the population yet they never come close to holding 50 percent of the positions of power in any government. In the US, only six out of 50 states have a female governor. In Africa, there are only two female presidents, out of 54 African Union member states. [...]
As part of “The Real Brazil” special series, Trish Regan reports on how a cheap, bland (but oddly refreshing) Rio beach drink has broken into the American market, and set off a brand war between beverage giants Coke and Pepsi.
Are viral memes like Charles Ramsey and Sweet Brown lighthearted snapshots of popular culture or racist caricatures of African-Americans?