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Nigeria’s Military Quails When Faced With Boko Haram

TIME

The claims, like the man who made them, were outsize: Nigeria’s military, says National Security Advisor Sambo Dasuki, would crush the Boko Haram insurgency that has bedeviled the country for the past six years, in six weeks. “All known Boko Haram camps would be taken out” by March 28, he told reporters in Abuja on Monday. Just in time for the country’s presidential election, which was rescheduled from its original Feb. 14 date on Saturday.

Given that the Boko Haram insurgency killed more than 10,000 last year, has sent an estimated 1.5 million fleeing for their lives, and now controls a swath of northeastern Nigeria the size of Costa Rica, Dasuki did allow himself a little wiggle room. Even if total annihilation was not, in fact, achieved, he conceded, “The situation would surely be conducive enough for elections.” He would do well to backtrack. Nigeria’s military has so far proved…

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Curried Butternut Winter Soup

Lea & Jay

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Seems that good ole Punxsutawney Phil got it right. That adorable little varmint predicted six more weeks of winter and I for one believe him. Winter is not done with us yet, so it is probably a good thing to keep those soup recipes coming. Nothing better than a big bowl of steaming hot soup to warm you up while the snow is falling and the wind is howling outside. This Curried Butternut Winter Soup is just the ticket! Velvety smooth, it features a combination of butternut squash, leeks and potatoes with a bit of hot and spicy curry to give it just the right amount of kick. Its beautiful golden hue will remind you that it won’t be too much longer until these grey skies give way to longer sunny days.

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Butternut Squash, with its thin, easily peelable skin, is one of the most hassle-free of the winter squashes…

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Quênia e Tanzânia planejam construir linhas de transmissão de energia entre os países

Fábrica de aviões Antonov vai trocar Ucrânia por Ilheus, na Bahia

Um brasileiro chamado Sebastião Salgado

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Foto de Sebastião Salgado em seu livro "Terra" Foto de Sebastião Salgado em seu livro “Terra”

Nos últimos dias, tive a chance de conhecer um livro valioso: “Terra”, do eminente fotógrafo e também economista Sebastião Salgado, especializado em registrar o trabalho manual em todo o mundo.

Lançado há quase 20 anos, é uma obra rica, dolorosa e impressionante, que conta, em imagens, a história do Brasil, utilizando-se de um recorte entre os anos 1980 e 1996.

Com prefácio de José Saramago e versos de Chico Buarque, principia ilustrando povos indígenas e seus modos de subsistir. Depois, percorre estados nordestinos e estampa, dramaticamente, o trabalho, a pobreza extrema e a religiosidade daquele povo.

Inesquecível a composição em que, dentro de sua casa paupérrima, um homem posa com o filho ao colo e, a despeito das duras condições da vida que enfrenta, seu olhar é tão doce quanto o da imagem de Jesus, pendurada ao seu lado. Ou aquela cena…

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White Sox speedster Tony Campana suffers torn ACL

HardballTalk

Veteran outfielder Tony Campana, who would have competed for a spot on the White Sox’s bench in spring training, will likely miss the entire season after suffering a torn ACL while working out.

It’s a particularly tough injury for Campana because almost all of his value comes from speed and defense.

He’s a career .249 hitter with one homer and a .583 OPS in 257 games as a big leaguer, but Campana has swiped 66 bases while being caught just nine times and rates well defensively in center field.

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