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By Laura McCandlish and Laura McCandlish,Sun Reporter | February 21, 2008
Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport will lose its flights to Africa in May, when North American Airlines cuts service to Lagos, Nigeria, and Accra, Ghana. It is the latest blow to BWI's efforts to bolster its international service, after Icelandair's pullout last month. It also means the large West African immigrant population in the Baltimore-Washington region will now have to travel further for flights to their home countries. Rising fuel costs, coupled with competition from routes Delta Air Lines recently launched from New York to West Africa, have forced North American Airlines to shut down all commercial service, company spokesman Steve Forsyth said.
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November 26, 2002
Roberto Echaurren Matta, 91, a Chilean master of surrealist painting and sculpture, died Saturday in a hospital in Civitavecchia, near the Tuscan town of Tarquinia, where he lived in a convent. Chilean President Ricardo Lagos said Mr. Matta's death "represents the passing of one of the last major figures of painting in the 20th century." Mr. Matta's images of cosmic creation were true to surrealist ideals, although his imaginative use of color and sense of humor made his work difficult to classify.
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By Gilbert A. Lewthwaite and Gilbert A. Lewthwaite,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | February 26, 1999
IKORODU, Nigeria -- For the fourth and final time, Kehind Adewole will wait in the tropical sun tomorrow to vote an end to military rule, joining millions of his countrymen in an act they hope will save this most populous African nation.The transition from army dictatorship to civilian democracy here has been a carefully paced process, and Adewole has participated in each step.First, the civil servant and father of three went to the polling station on the veranda of an ornate but dowdy green house at Ogunsanya and Alison streets to elect a local council for this down-at-its-heels township Dec. 5.On Jan. 9, he was back to elect a provincial governor.
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By New York Times News Service | July 24, 1994
LAGOS, Nigeria -- A diplomatic initiative by President Clinton to help resolve Nigeria's political paralysis has generated protests here by human rights campaigners who say that the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Mr. Clinton's special envoy, may have aligned himself too closely with this country's military government to be a neutral mediator.The U.S. Embassy in Lagos announced Thursday that Mr. Jackson and a delegation of State Department and national security officials were expected to travel to Nigeria in the next few days.
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By MIKE ROYKO | August 3, 1994
It is obvious that you do not mess around with his royal highness, Prince Jaiyesimi, a member of the Ijede ruling family in Lagos, Nigeria.That's what Gerry Gross, a Chicago Transit Authority bus driver who is not of royal birth, will soon be finding out.Gross is one of the alleged villains in a $120 million federal lawsuit that Prince Jaiyesimi brought against the city of Chicago, the CTA and the Police Department because they hurt his royal feelings real...
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By Davan Maharaj and Davan Maharaj,LOS ANGELES TIMES | July 28, 2004
LAGOS, Nigeria - Tossed off a flatbed truck, a 100-pound bale of used underwear, 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 for $95 and dives in. There's bound to be a gem in there - such as the faded leather bomber jacket once worn by an American high-schooler named Tiffany. That piece now hangs on the premium rack in his 5-foot-by-5-foot stall with a $25 price tag. "These clothes make people's dreams come true," says Anorue, chairman of the vendors association at Yaba Market.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,Sun Staff Writer | June 9, 1994
In Chile, 40 percent of the children have tried the base paste of the coca leaves used in the production of cocaine. On the streets of Lagos, Nigeria, children as young as 5 can buy a marijuana cigarette. And in Estonia, the two major groups of drug users are criminals and youths.Faced with these realities, 26 journalists from 24 countries went to Ridgely Middle School in Lutherville yesterday to learn more about the Baltimore County Police Department's Drug Abuse Resistance Education program in schools.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | August 9, 2000
SANTIAGO, Chile - In October 1973, when Augusto Pinochet was beginning to make his mark on Chile, death rode a Puma helicopter. The aircraft carried a six-member army squad led by a general who was a special emissary of Pinochet. The squad roamed the north killing political prisoners, at least 72 in all. Even some officers were horrified. Gen. Joaquin Lagos, then a regional commander in the city of Antofagasta, recalled: "A general of the republic had been my guest for a few hours and ... ordered the murder of 14 prisoners, prisoners who had in their majority surrendered voluntarily, trusting in me. What a barbarity, massacring 14 defenseless prisoners behind my back."
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | May 7, 2004
DAKAR, Senegal - An attack by a Christian militia against a mainly Muslim town in central Nigeria has left several hundred people dead, according to news reports from the area. The incident, which took place Sunday in the village of Yelwa, is the latest eruption in a long-standing dispute between herders, who are Muslims from the Hausa-Fulani ethnic group, and farmers, who are ethnic Tarok Christians. Reuters and Agence France-Presse quoted two Muslim community leaders as saying that 630 bodies have been buried since the attack.
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June 3, 2007
Nigerian militants call for cease-fire LAGOS, Nigeria -- The main militant group responsible for attacks on foreign oil installations in Nigeria's lawless south announced a one-month cease-fire yesterday, giving the new president a chance to resolve the crisis that has helped cause global crude prices to spike. The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta did not offer to stop kidnapping foreign oil workers, but it released six hostages who had been seized May 1, including one American, as a peace offering to the government.
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