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 possibiliti
American Ebola patient set to arrive in Atlanta
The private jet carrying two American aid workers infected with the disease will land in Georgia later today.
Ebola terror spreads with new victims
An American doctor contracted the disease in Liberia and the first victim died from it in Sierra Leone's capital Freetown.
This chart shows which World Cup teams have been given the most red and yellow cards
Uruguay and Greece, what's the deal?
Boko Haram leaders are being attacked by snakes and bees
Captured fighters report the critters are reincarnations of the people they killed.
This Nigerian pop singer says she will give her virginity to Boko Haram in exchange for the girls
I mean, it's not like #bringbackourgirls is working.
Where watching the World Cup ain't easy
Folks in Jerusalem complain about having to pay to watch on Al Jazeera. Meanwhile, a car bomb exploded south of Beirut last night, wounding at least five soccer fans.
Boko Haram is suspected of abducting at least 20 young mothers in Nigeria
'This is not the first time women are being kidnapped in this area and only released when we pay cattle ransom to the kidnappers.'
Nigeria's military targets newspapers over security fears
Four dailies — The Nation, the Daily Trust, the Leadership and Punch — all said they were affected, while The Nation said soldiers stormed one of its circulation offices.
Hundreds of people are feared dead in 'massive' Boko Haram attacks on villages: Witnesses
Community leaders put the death toll as high as 400 to 500 but there was no independent confirmation.
These maps show where you can still go to jail for apostasy or blasphemy
Nearly a quarter of the globe has anti-blasphemy laws.
Nigeria: Going to work knowing that your government can't protect you
Boko Haram's series of bombings further south have shattered what small sense of security these city-dwellers once felt.
Will Nigeria's girls be recovered before they have been hopelessly brainwashed?
With each day, fears grow that, even in the event of a rescue, the schoolgirls will never be the same.
Explosion in Jos, Nigeria, targets soccer fans
The blast came days after a twin car bomb attack ripped through a crowded market in Jos, killing 118.
Despite #BringBackOurGirls, Boko Haram attacks are escalating
With the spotlight trained on the abducted schoolgirls, towns near to the one where they were captured are being slaughtered — and no one seems to care.
Australia is apparently raising a generation of overweight couch potatoes
The sports-loving nation scored a D- on an international physical activity report card.
Deadly twin blasts in the Nigerian city of Jos kill 118
The blasts occurred 15 minutes apart in the afternoon, burning several shops to the ground, shattering windows and spreading rubble in the road.
A lesson from Nigeria's president: How not to handle a crisis
Goodluck Jonathan has yet even to visit the village of Chibok.
Just when Kano had started to heal, terror strikes again
Two years after coordinated attacks terrorized Nigeria's second largest city, a cautious peace had returned. Until Sunday night, that is.
West Africa says it's time for 'total war' on Boko Haram
It's their Al Qaeda, they say.
These Nigerian girls aren't afraid to go to school
But they're afraid for girls like them.
This is why Nigeria’s large military is no match for violent zealots
History, poor equipment and inexperience hamper the country’s army.
Sorrowful mysteries: Secret abortions kill thousands of Nigerian women each year (VIDEO)
In Nigeria, abortion is legal only when the life of a mother is endangered. But at least 760,000 procedures happen every year despite opposition from Muslims and Christians.
Nigeria's Boko Haram leader offers to release kidnapped girls if his fighters are freed
The group has killed thousands since 2009 and destabilized parts of northeast Nigeria, the country with Africa's largest population and biggest economy.
Nigerian army intensifies the hunt for the missing girls
President Goodluck Jonathan says he believes the schoolgirls are still in Nigeria and haven't been taken to Cameroon.
Here are the world's best and worst countries for mothers
The US hasn't cracked the top 10 since 2006.
Amnesty says Nigeria ignored warnings about Boko Haram's school raid
Meanwhile, the US embassy in Abuja said that a team of its experts had arrived in Nigeria.
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.