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The army’s new battle with Islamic militants will rely not only on superior firepower, but also on gaining locals' trust.
Some hope the railway, which links the bitterly divided north and south, will act as a new economic engine, and symbol of unity.
The most Catholic-heavy country in Africa wants no part of reform on issues like homosexuality, contraception and abortion.
The kidnapping of foreigners and murder of polio vaccination workers is threatening a new cycle of poverty and violence.
Traditional magic, not force, compels thousands of women to work as prostitutes in the West.
After enduring gunfire, starvation and the sex trade, Amaka Chinye summoned the strength to overcome her oppressors.
After being tricked into sexual servitude, women are ostracized by family and government.
An effort to add Nigeria’s capital to Google Maps might improve its security.
Nigeria’s newest terror group, Ansaru, demonstrates how Africa’s homegrown militants are more and more embracing an Al Qaeda-styled global ideology.
British colonials once made off with thousands of artifacts. Now Nigeria wants them all back.
If the goal is carnage, Boko Haram has had its best year ever.
They race to dig it up before international corporations do.
Lead dust from a mine causes convulsions, comas and death. Meanwhile, the government dithers.
It’s close. But in Nigeria, a fear of vaccines has caused polio to spread.
Nigerians continue to use tribal face markings, first used to help identify children lost to the save trade or civil war, to protect children from modern-day dangers.
'Obama, being an African who is contesting as president is proud for Africa and the world entirely.'
Or will it just make things worse? A $1.1 billion loan could either go toward infrastructure or corrupt politicians.
Boko Haram, once a local militant group, is now coordinating with Al Qaeda in other parts of Africa.
The Central Bank of Nigeria wants to cut costs by revamping its currency with new 5,000 naira bills. Skeptics say the new money will only be easier to launder.
If a new law passes, it will get even more dangerous.