Nigerian official: ‘If the insurgents had wanted, they could have killed all of us’
Analysis: Boko Haram is back. So much for that 6-month army offensive aimed at destroying the group.
Islamist militants attack Nigeria airbase
A 24-hour curfew has been imposed on the Nigerian city of Maiduguri after an attack on an airbase by suspected Boko Haram Islamist militants.
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2 Americans kidnapped by pirates off Nigeria released
The two American sailors had been kidnapped from their oil transport ship by unidentified gunman off the coast of Nigeria last month.
Surge in Nigeria's communal violence punctuates peace conference
A suspected Boko Haram attack and a land dispute claimed as many as 42 lives Saturday, but did not deter those trying to heal a culture of fear.
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Peacemakers gather under heavy guard to confront Nigeria's Christian-Muslim violence
An Irish activist and scholar who has dedicated much of his life to bringing peace to places like South Africa, the West Bank and Northern Ireland has convened a special meeting in
Nigeria: Suspected Boko Haram militants kill dozens in Borno state
The Muslim insurgents are suspected of carrying out a number of deadly attacks in recent days.
Nigeria says it killed 74 Boko Haram fighters in Borno offensive
The Nigerian military said its soldiers killed 74 Boko Haram fighters in an offensive in the villages of Galangi and Lawanti.
Pirates kidnap two US sailors off Nigerian coast: Security sources
Pirates have attacked an oil supply vessel off the Nigerian coast and kidnapped the captain and chief engineer, both US citizens, security sources said.
Amid cries that court is 'condescending,' African Union debates ICC pullout
The threats to quit the Rome Statute, the treaty that formed The Hague-based court, may yet prove to be bluster and bluff.
Survey: Africans say continent's macroeconomic growth isn't helping them
The Afrobarometer survey, focusing on the perceptions of Africans themselves, adds important nuance to the poverty debate.
Nigeria: Boko Haram college shooting leaves dozens dead
Students were shot while they slept in dormitories, before their classrooms were torched.
Boko Haram attack kills at least 142 in Nigeria
Security forces respond with raid on Boko Haram weapons cache in Abuja, killing nine militants in gun battle.
Nigerian army claims raid killed 150 Islamists
A military strike on a Boko Haram camp in Nigeria's restive northeast last week left about 150 Islamists and 16 soldiers dead, the army said.
Nigeria arrests fake CNN correspondent said to be looking for kickbacks
Despite relative freedoms, journalists in Nigeria often take bribes to make ends meet.
Nigerians charged with aiding Iran militant cell targeting Israel
Suspects alleged to have aided Iranian militants with planning attack against Israel.
Boko Haram chief shot, may have died: Nigerian army
Islamist extremist group Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau may have died following a gunshot wound from a clash with soldiers
Boko Haram suspected in attack that kills 11 in Nigeria
Attack happened late Thursday in Borno, a Boko Haram stronghold where Nigeria has imposed a state of emergency to control insurgents.
Nigeria's unraveling: Gunmen kill at least 44 people at mosque
It's unclear who attacked the Konduga mosque during prayers on Sunday, though radical Islamist militant group Boko Haram has killed thousands in Nigeria since 2009.
Forced evictions hit 9,000 in Nigeria: Amnesty report
Residents said armed police and bulldozers moved in without warning in February, forcing them out.
Clashes between Nigerian army, Boko Haram kill 35
Boko Haram, which wants to impose sharia law in Nigeria's north, and other spin-off Islamist groups have become the biggest threat to stability in Africa's top oil exporter.
Nigeria: Multiple explosions hit city of Kano
A series of explosions on Monday hit a Christian neighborhood in Kano, the largest city in the mainly Muslim north of Nigeria.
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Nigeria to pull peacekeepers from Mali, Darfur
Nigeria plans to withdraw many of its troops from international peacekeeping missions in Mali and Darfur, saying they're needed at home.
Omar al-Bashir flees Nigeria over fears of arrest on ICC charges
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir left Nigeria abruptly on Monday after demands by human rights groups to arrest him over war crimes.
Sudan President Bashir's trip to Nigeria sees outcry
Sudan President Bashir's appearance at a health summit in Nigeria has infuriated rights activists.
Boko Haram leader: Burn schools, kill teachers, no ceasefire
In a video released over the weekend, Abubakar Shekau, leader of Nigeria's radical Islamist group Boko Haram, called for more attacks against schools after 42 students were killed in an attack.
Nigeria scores $1.1B in low-interest loans from China
Nigeria is the most populous African country, and its biggest oil producer, but struggles with crumbling, outdated infrastructure especially in its overcrowded big cities.
Nigeria's 'Boko Haram' militants given life sentence
Four militants accused of involvement in deadly bomb attacks in Nigeria are jailed for life.