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JOHNANNESBURG, South Africa — When Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe was in college, a European professor assigned "Mister Johnson," which portrayed Africa as a land of grinning, shrieking savages. Time magazine called it "the best novel ever written...
During the 1960s, when most African nature reserves were being established, lions tended to be born free. But today, freedom doesn't always serve them well. Fifty years ago, human population densities were low in the areas where lions roamed. But...
When I think about Chinua Achebe, who died Thursday in Boston at age 82, I remember an event, five years ago, at Manhattan’s Town Hall. The occasion was a commemoration, sponsored by PEN American Center, of the 50th anniversary of Achebe’s...
Daily American Staff Writer, @daalyssacGavin Vermoter and Gladen Maust have an unorthodox friendship. They have been friends for 50 years — but they just met Friday. The two were connected in elementary school when Vermoter, of Johannesburg, was given a list of American sixth grade...
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Students at Aberdeen Christian School got to visit Russia on Thursday. Nestled right between the Netherlands and Germany was China. It was all part of the Festival of Nations, a project completed by fifth-graders at the school. Teacher Angie...
Tags: Teaching and Learning, Students, Netherlands, LEGO Group, Russia
They're big, they're furtive, they're weird-looking. You almost certainly wouldn't want to dine on one, since they're endangered and are said to cause digestive distress in people who eat them. But the African coelacanth is extremely useful in at...
As long as Marco Rubio and the rest of the Gang of Eight in the U.S. Senate are presenting their long-awaited immigration bill, they might want to add one more to the list of aliens—the Giant African Land Snail. This rat-sized mollusk,...
Marketers increasingly are focused on teenagers and young adults who are coming of age during the digital revolution -- creating shifts in viewing behavior that likely will have profound consequences for television companies. Ratings giant Nielsen on...
Daily American Staff Writer @PeteBosakA Windber man faces a preliminary hearing Monday on charges he stole more than $60,000 from a Somerset County nonprofit he felt wasn't paying him enough, according to police. Justin Michael Wirick, 26, of Graham Avenue, is charged with felony counts of...
Tags: Theft, PayPal, Inc., Trials, Court Preliminary
Nigerian-born author Chinua Achebe has died. The 82-year-old was best known for his gorgeously written historical novel that served as an indictment of colonialism, "Things Fall Apart." Published in 1958, "Things Fall Apart" soon became an international...
Later this month, on April 29 and 30th, the G-8 will host an important meeting on Open Data for Agriculture. The Department of Agriculture is organizing the meeting on behalf of the United States for members of the G-8 and interested parties. I bet that...
In Britain and around the world, supporters of the late Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher celebrated her legacy Monday. Even some of her sharpest critics said she defined an era in British public life -- if not always for the right reasons. Among those...
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