Amina Ali Nkeki, one of the missing Chibok schoolgirls, has been found in a forest carrying her 4-month-old daughter. She is the first to be rescued since their capture two years ago and today she met with Nigeria's president.
Leonard Tshitenge grew up in the Democratic Republic of Congo eating food from the region. But, now living in the US, the dishes he remembers aren't served anywhere. So he and his wife, who is from Nigeria, decided to teach Americans how to eat like they did back home.
“Nkem means my own,” says Ifejika. “You know, like this this belongs to me. And it can be used as a term of endearment. And then Nkemakonam, which is the name in full, means may I never lack what is mine.”
Environmental campaigns often court trouble when they oppose global companies that want to extract lucrative resources, and there’s no more extreme example than the Niger Delta, where oil companies have drilled since the 1950s.
Feminist and social activist bell hooks says the abductions in Nigeria are a tragedy — but not entirely disconnected from the way young black girls are treated in the US. She says the US has a long way to go to address gender and racial equality at home.
Nayomi Munaweera was born in Sri Lanka, raised in Nigeria — and then fled that country for the US after a coup. Now, she's published her first novel and recounts the difficulties of learning the ins and outs of teen life in Los Angeles, including her first encounters with hairspray.