China ups its game in Africa
The language in Prime Minister Li Keqiang's official visit this week seems explicitly designed to address prior criticisms of Chinese strategy on the continent.
Boko Haram killed hundreds in an attack on a Nigerian border town, a local senator says
Residents said survivors fled when the attack began, with the insurgents firing on civilians as they tried to run to safety into Cameroon.
Nigeria offers $300,000 reward for information on kidnapped girls
Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has threatened in a video to sell the girls 'on the market.'
8 more girls were just kidnapped in Nigeria
Last month Islamist militant group Boko Haram kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls.
Nigeria's Boko Haram claims responsibility for abducting more than 200 schoolgirls
Meanwhile, Nigerian authorities have arrested a leader of a protest last week in the capital Abuja that called on them to do more to find the schoolgirls.
Nigeria's president says 'everything must be done' to free the girls
Kidnappers are still holding 223 out of 276 girls who were abducted from their school in April and driven into the bush.
US offers to help Nigeria in its hunt for 234 abducted schoolgirls
The kidnapping occurred the same day as a bomb blast, also blamed on the militant group Boko Haram, killed 75 people on the edge of the capital.
Blast rocks outskirts of Nigeria's capital near the scene of last month's deadly bombing
A spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency said it was 'not an accident' and rescue officials were at the scene.
Everything you need to know about the kidnapping of 234 girls in Nigeria
The girls have been missing for weeks and the case is finally getting media attention. Here are all the facts you need to know.
'Rampaging gunmen' abduct schoolgirls in Nigeria
A senior security source said more than 100 girls from a secondary school in Nigeria's northeastern Borno state were kidnapped.
A bombing at a bus station near the Nigerian capital of Abuja killed 71 people
There had been no such violence near the capital since suicide car bombers targeted a newspaper office in Abuja in April 2012.
More than half the women in these countries are married by the time they turn 18
Police said a child bride forced into marriage in Nigeria killed her groom by poisoning him. Unfortunately, child marriage is very common in the country.
Can shea butter save Africa?
That depends on how many Westerners want to moisturize their skin with it.
Nigerian state closes all schools to protect students from militant group attacks
Security sources say Boko Haram has killed hundreds, possibly thousands, this year in a campaign of violence that is more intense than ever.
Boko Haram attacks have displaced thousands in Nigeria this year: Human Rights Watch
The New York-based rights group on Friday said Boko Haram has carried out more than 40 attacks already in 2014 which have killed roughly 700 people.
5 basic questions about last weekend's Boko Haram bloodbath
From why it's happening to why it matters.
Nigerians touched by communal violence talk in the absence of justice
In a small village entangled in Nigeria’s religious conflict, the Interfaith Mediation Centre brings together the aggrieved.
59 students killed in Boko Haram attack in Nigeria — some 'burned to ashes'
The Islamist group has killed more than 300 people this month, mostly civilians.
Scene of Boko Haram attack that left 98 dead in Nigeria 'still smelt faintly of charred flesh'
The insurgents, fighting for an Islamic state in northern Nigeria and posing the main threat to Africa's top oil producer, seem to have adopted a tactic of maximum civilian casualties.
The roots of Nigeria's religious and ethnic conflict
Analysis: A British colonial decision brought the northern and southern halves of modern Nigeria together. One hundred years later, they still don't get along.
The quest to build an 'early warning system' to stop Nigeria's Muslim-Christian violence
The northern city of Kaduna has become Nigeria's best chance to quell a bloody, disruptive conflict.
Once enemies, a pastor and an imam wage peace in Nigeria
Pastor James Wuye and Imam Muhammad Ashafa have set aside their anger to help heal the divide between Nigeria's Christians and Muslims.
This building in Lagos, Nigeria could be the world's most futuristic school
It might not have a lot of fancy electronics. But it will survive rising sea levels.
Why Nigeria is about to become Africa's biggest economy
As you read this, it's probably already passed into the No. 1 slot.
Man in Nigeria gets 20 lashes for 'gay acts'
A young man was found guilty of sodomy for 'homosexual offenses' in Nigeria's first conviction of a gay man since a bill banning same-sex marriage and partnerships was signed into law.
Hungry? These 14 countries are the best and worst at feeding their citizens
See who wins the food Olympics, according to Oxfam.
Nigeria's Goodluck replaces entire military leadership without explanation
The presidency announced the removal of the chiefs of defense, army, navy and air force and named their successors.
Nigeria bomb blash kills dozens in busy market on public holiday
At least 17 people killed by explosion in busy market of a mostly Muslim city on a public holiday marking the birth of the Prophet Mohammed.
Nigeria outlaws same-sex marriage, civil unions
Nigeria's law that could potentially send anyone who enters into a same-sex marriage or civil union to prison for 14 years.
7 of the most badass women who ever lived (who you've probably never heard of)
For every Joan of Arc, there’s a Mongolian wrestler princess; for every Mata Hari, there’s a Colombian revolutionary spy; for every Ada Lovelace, there’s a pin-up Austrian telecoms inventor.
1,111 couples get hitched in mass wedding in Nigeria
The northern state of Kano has been holding mass-wedding ceremonies since last year to combat the rising divorce rate.