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1 Nigeria rejects Boko Haram prisoner for schoolgirl swap deal

Boko Haram spokesperson Abubakar Shekau, speaking in the group’s new video. In a new video, Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram demands for the exchange of prisoners for the more than 200 schoolgirls currently held captive by the group in north east Nigeria. The government of Nigeria announced that it would…

0 Meet Congo-Brazzaville’s Best Dressed Men

A new ad campaign from the beer brand Guinness features the well-dressed Sapeurs of Congo-Brazzaville.  The men come from all walks of life, from policemen to artists.  They hold themselves to a high ethical standard and even higher fashion standards. And they look pretty darn good. A sapeur named Allureux…

0 Turkey Catches Up With France

Here the inimitable Hans Rosling of Gapminder shows how Turkey’s quality of life is now on par with France: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4GztlkyedQ&feature=player_embedded