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.
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
Is this good news or bad news for Nigeria?
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.
Suicide bomber kills dozens at school assembly in Nigeria
No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack in Yobe State.
Suicide blast kills 23 in Nigeria while prison attack frees 144 inmates
President Goodluck Jonathan, who is seeking a second term in elections in February, has faced rising criticism at home and abroad for failing to halt the Boko Haram insurgency.
Boko Haram says kidnapped schoolgirls 'married off'
In the latest message, Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau said while laughing: 'We have married them off. They are in their marital homes.'
Here's how Nigeria successfully curbed its Ebola outbreak
The virus has killed 4,546 people across the three most-affected countries, Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.
Boko Haram agrees to release kidnapped girls after ceasefire
The break in violence is a relief for Nigeria and for the world, but experts don't expect the peace to last.
Boko Haram says it is ruling the Nigerian town of Gwoza by Islamic law
Local newspaper ThisDay quoted Major-General Chris Olukolade as saying the claim Boko Haram controls Gwoza was 'false and empty.'
Why these young Nigerians aren't waiting for their government to help them
Nigeria is now Africa's largest economy but government corruption and incompetence make life 'impossible' for millions. Young people like Mr. Jobs are working to create possibilities.