Chibok schoolgirl rescued from Boko Haram yearns to return home

Boko Haram's abduction of 200 schoolgirls in Nigeria sparked a global campaign #bringbackourgirls.
Aug 17, 2016
A vendor in the famous Ankara alley of Balogun Market in Lagos. (Photo by Lola Akinmade)

Five ways Seattle keeps reminding me of Lagos

At first glance, Seattle may not have a lot in common with Africa's largest city. But a Lagos native says a few things about the Emerald City always remind her of home.
Apr 7, 2015
Kennie Amaefule (Photo by Anil Kapahi / Columns Magazine)

Boko Haram and Ebola put fear in Nigeria volunteers

For Seattle aid volunteers headed to West Africa, a fine balance between compassion and fear.
Jan 23, 2015

Dinner with Alma: Stories of family and reunification abroad

There is nothing quite like the stories that unfold when good friends gather to share an honest, home-cooked meal. For this special dinner, I hosted four of my friends to eat, drink and talk about their travels abroad in search of family they have never met. I made vegetables in green curry with coconut milk, […]
Sep 19, 2012