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.
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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
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.
Man survives 60 hours at bottom of Atlantic (VIDEO)
A video has now emerged of Nigerian cook Harrison Odjegba Okene being rescued by divers after surviving more than 60 hours at the bottom of the Atlantic.
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.
8 critically endangered species to appreciate while you still can
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Kim Jong Un and the birth of a personality cult
The North Korean leader’s numerous laurels include basketball star, fashion icon and honorary Nigerian.
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.