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Nigeria receives first six light attack planes from United States

ABUJA, July 22 (Reuters) - Nigeria received its first six A-29 Super Tucano planes, the air force said on Thursday, four years after the United States agreed to sell the West African country the light attack aircraft to fight insurgents. Nigeria is battling rising insecurity, including mass school abductions in...
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KSUT’s Party in the Park events return July 30th &31st

We’re thrilled to have the Afrobeatniks opening the festivities for both the Durango and Pagosa Springs Party in the Park events, before funk and soul icons The Motet. The Afrobeatniks are known for their joyful, high-energy fusion of West African, Brazilian, Afro-Cuban, Latin-Jazz and rock, guaranteed to get you dancing.
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Two Soldiers Killed in 2017 Niger Ambush Named Honorary Green Berets

Two American soldiers who died in 2017 fighting off Islamic State-affiliated attackers in Niger alongside Special Forces troops have been named honorary Green Berets, Army officials said. Army Sgt. 1st Class Jeremiah Johnson and Sgt. La David Johnson received the rare honor during a small, private ceremony for their families...

Man Rescued After 48 Hours In The Sea Following Ship Sinking

A man has been rescued after spending 48 hours in the sea following the sinking of his ship. The man was rescued by marine conservation organisation Sea Shepherd, as well as the Liberian coastguard after the Niko Ivanka cargo ship sank last Saturday (17 July) off the coast of the West African nation.
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Gold Coast Ghal brings West African food to Seattle's South Lake Union

While the Seattle area excels at East African cuisines, boasting enough Ethiopian, Eritrean, and Somali restaurants to keep you full of sambusa and injera for eternity, it lacks much opportunity to wander the cuisines of West Africa. The only thing between Lynwood’s Senegambian Bantaba African Restaurant and Tukwila’s Spice Bridge...

Football-crazy Nigeria aims for Olympic glory in basketball

Football has always been Nigeria's favourite sport with a historic Olympic gold the pinnacle of its success, but the country now eyes basketball for glory at the Tokyo Games. The West African nation of 210 million people made history 25 years ago when their football team struck gold in Atlanta at the expense of top-rated Argentina, the first Olympic title won by an African team.
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Sierra Leone parliament votes to abolish death penalty

DAKAR (Reuters) - Sierra Leone’s parliament voted unanimously on Friday to repeal the death penalty more than two decades after the West African country carried out its last execution. President Julius Maada Bio is expected to soon sign the bill into law, which will make Sierra Leone the 23rd African...
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The Henry Doorly Zoo reopens the aviary with an all-new look

OMAHA, Neb. (KPTM) — After being closed for construction and renovations, the Lee G. Simmons Aviary will officially be opened on Friday, July 23 at 9:00 a.m., according to a press release from the Henry Doorly Zoo. The aviary will feature a new look that will include:. Boardwalk that is...
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Where To Eat Near London’s Best Cinemas

LEXI - KENSAL RISE. The Syrian chicken spot is 15 minute or so walk from north London’s loveliest independent cinema and, believe us, you’ll want to work up an appetite (or alternatively walk dinner off) such is the no nonsense nature of their delicious made-to-order crunchy chicken. It’s a casual, laidback kind of place, but make no mistake - their juicy whole chicken broasted (which takes 30 minutes to make) paired with chipped potatoes and a tub of toum is not to be underestimated.
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Public Theater Cancels July 23 Performance of

The Public Theater has canceled the July 23 performances of Merry Wives following a member of the production testing positive for COVID-19 earlier in the week. The Shakespeare in the Park production had also been canceled July 21 and 22. In a July 23 posting on Twitter, the Off-Broadway company...