Nigerian president warns against bloodshed ahead of Saturday's vote
People are stockpiling food and supplies in anticipation of violence after the closest presidential race since the end of military rule.
Retreating Boko Haram leaves mass of throat-slit corpses near Nigerian town
A trail of blackened blood was visible along the side of the bridge facing the bodies, suggesting they had been thrown off the side after being killed. Among the dead was the imam of the town.
Nigeria's Boko Haram releases beheading video echoing Islamic State
The footage will stoke concerns that Boko Haram is expanding its scope and seeking inspiration from global militant networks including Al Qaeda and Islamic State.
Teenage suicide bomber kills at least 15 at northeast Nigeria bus station
While no group has come forward to claim responsibility for the attack, the main suspect is likely to be Boko Haram.
Nigeria postpones Feb. 14 presidential election to March 28
The postponement could stoke unrest in opposition strongholds.
Boko Haram attacks seen as increasing before elections
Security analysts believe Maiduguri, the birthplace of Boko Haram, will likely be hit again before polling day.
Boko Haram wages new Nigeria attacks as Kerry visits
Kerry is expected to address poll-related violence, which has blighted previous Nigerian elections and which it is feared could erupt again, ahead of polls next month.
Is this the beginning of the end for the Ebola outbreak in West Africa?
It is far from over yet. But there is, at last, hope that the end of the outbreak may be within sight.
Here's how Boko Haram could sway the result of Nigeria's general election
It is unclear whether more than one million people displaced by the militant group's insurgency will be able to vote.
Satellite images reveal full devastation of Boko Haram attack
Analysis of satellite images by Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International shows the extent of attacks in northeastern Nigeria.
This graphic shows just how brutal Boko Haram really is
Last week's deadly rampage in Baga might be the worst page in Boko Haram's violent history.
The app that saved 1,000 Nigerian children
How an innovative activist pushed the Nigerian government to keep its promise to help poisoned kids.
Boko Haram's deadly tactics in Nigeria appear to be getting more vicious
The estimated death toll of the group's latest assault in the town of Baga is 2,000.
Boko Haram's deadly attack in Baga: Survivors' stories
The full story of an attack that killed up to 2,000 people is only now beginning to emerge.
Here's what we know so far about Boko Haram's latest attack in Nigeria
Amnesty International said that the Baga attack this week may have been the 'deadliest in Boko Haram's history.'
Boko Haram 'seizes military base' in Nigeria raids
Local residents reported that the gunmen killed several people, burnt hundreds of homes and looted scores of businesses.
Boko Haram seizes 40 boys, men in northern Nigeria
Scores of Boko Haram militants stormed the Malari village around 8:00 pm and whisked away the males, aged between 10 and 23, into the nearby Sambisa forest.
Christmas baby cheer as Italy names trafficking 'superboss'
A baby was born at sea on Christmas Day after his Nigerian mother was plucked from a floundering migrant boat by the Italian navy.
Two blasts kill at least 20 in restive northern Nigeria after weekend violence
Violence in the northeast is escalating ahead of Nigeria's general election in February.
Nigeria's 'first female mechanic' helps young women start new lives
Nigeria’s Lady Mechanic Initiative, founded by Sandra Aguebor-Ekperouh, provides training and employment for young women. Since 2004, Sandra has trained around 700 female mechanics
In the Niger Delta, fashion helps women leave the fighting behind
Meet a few of the 200 women who have traded their weapons for vocational certificates in fashion design, beauty and food service.
Five years after ceasefire, Niger Delta's retired militants warn of new violence
Young combatants who handed their guns over to the government in 2009 say oil-soaked corruption and inequality are pushing the next generation back toward bloodshed.
The world's largest-ever generation sees burden and opportunity
A new report by the United Nations says that up to 60 percent of young people in developing regions are not working or in school. And how well countries accommodate their youth wil
Two suicide blasts rock northeast Nigeria, killing at least 5 people
The site of the latest blasts in Maiduguri — the popular Monday Market — was hit just last Tuesday when two women detonated explosives hidden in their hijabs among the crowds of shoppers.
Boko Haram: spreading fear and blood in Nigeria and beyond
A mosque attack that killed at least 120 was part of an increasingly familiar pattern that has spread fear even beyond Nigeria's borders.
Multiple bombs, gunfire at crowded central mosque in northern Nigeria
At least 35 people were killed. Authorities fear the death toll could rise dramatically.
Twin bombings kill dozens in Nigeria while Boko Haram seizes another town
Despite claims that they have since retaken a number of towns seized by the militants, soldiers have largely been unable to halt Boko Haram attacks.
Boko Haram seizes Chibok, hometown of kidnapped schoolgirls
Given Chibok's symbolic significance, its fall raises fresh doubts about the Nigerian government's whole approach to the abduction.
10 people feared dead after suspected suicide bombing at Nigerian college
The explosion in Niger state happened just two days after dozens of students were killed in a suspected Boko Haram suicide bomb attack at a school in Yobe.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan to seek second term in February 2015 election
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Since #BringBackOurGirls, Boko Haram has only gotten stronger
The world was outraged by the kidnap of hundreds of schoolgirls, but a spate of attacks in recent weeks shows the Islamist group is growing bolder still.