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16 killed in attack by suspected herdsmen in Nigeria

WARRI, Nigeria — An official in the central Nigerian state of Benue says 16 people have been killed in an attack apparently staged by herdsmen. Wednesday’s bloodshed comes three days before Nigeria’s election, in which President Muhammadu Buhari is seeking … more

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South Africa to loan $5 billion to ailing state power firm

JOHANNESBURG — South Africa’s minister of finance says that the government will loan the troubled state power company, Eskom, 69 billion rand ($4.9 billion) to help it service its debts. Delivering the 2019 budget to parliament, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni … more

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Ruling party endorses Uganda’s Museveni for 6th term

NAIROBI, Kenya — The highest decision-making body of Uganda’s ruling party has endorsed longtime president Yoweri Museveni to be its nominee for president in the 2021 elections. The National Resistance Movement Central Executive Committee said Wednesday on the party’s twitter … more

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  • The Barber of Seville's Disastrous Debut (1816)
    on 02/20/2019 at 5:00 am

    In 1816, Italian composer Gioacchino Rossini produced The Barber of Seville, based on the comedy by French playwright Pierre Beaumarchais. Though Rossini created much of the opera's music in just weeks, it resounds with his brilliant arias, ensemble numbers, and famous crescendos. Still, several on-stage accidents and constant jeers from the audience, […]