Women shop in a market in Maiduguri, Nigeria, Thursday, June 6, 2013. Maiduguri is the heart of Nigeria’s Islamic insurgency. Military officials took journalists on a tour there Thursday, but largely declined to give specific answers about what’s happening in the country’s fight against the extremists. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell) by Jon Gambrell MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Military commanders promised a tour of this northeast Nigeria city, the birthplace of the nation’s Islamic extremist insurgency, to show the busy streets and people selling fruits from wheelbarrows pressed right up against the road.
ACCLAIMED NOVELIST DIES–Chinua Achebe, Nigerian-born novelist and poet poses his life at his home on the campus of Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. by Hillel Itale and Jon Gambrell NEW YORK (AP) — The opening sentence was as simple, declarative and revolutionary as a line out of Hemingway: