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Nigeria is the most populous African country, and its biggest oil producer, but struggles with crumbling, outdated infrastructure especially in its overcrowded big cities.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.
At least 30 killed in alleged Boko Haram attack on Nigeria boarding school
At least 29 students and a teacher were killed Saturday after gunmen attacked a northeastern Nigeria boarding school, burning some students alive.
Nigeria: Armed vigilantes fight militants, torch home
The arson of Mala Othman's home in northeast Nigeria came as soldiers killed some 40 men accused of belonging to the Boko Haram militant group.
Obama bids to win back Africa
It remains to be seen how far an American-style town hall meeting will get the US president.
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Africa's anti-gay attacks reach 'dangerous' levels
Amnesty International says 'homosexual acts' are being criminalized across the continent.
Nigeria hangs 4 men in first known executions since 2006
Nigeria has hanged at least four convicted criminals in the West African nation's first known executions in six years.
Nigeria: Gunmen kill 48 in Zamfara state
Gunmen killed 48 people on Tuesday when they attacked a village in Nigeria's Zamfara state.
Nigeria: Boko Haram gunmen hide weapons in coffin, kill 13
The attack in Maiduguri, Nigeria, appeared to be in retaliation for a local vigilante group pointing out Boko Haram members there.
Nigeria lawmakers pass anti-gay marriage bill
Nigerian lawmakers passed a bill Thursday banning gay marriage.
Analysis: Is The Hague racist?
The African Union claims the International Criminal Court is a racist institution hunting down Africans because of the color of their skin. But that’s not the end of the story.
Africa has greater potential than India: Stanchart
Banks around the world are attracted to the continent's rapidly growing economies.
Kerry pressures Nigeria on human rights during first visit to sub-Saharan Africa
John Kerry is in Africa to commemorate the African Union's 50th anniversary.
Boko Haram camps destroyed by Nigerian army
The Nigerian army said Friday it had destroyed a number of camps used by the militant Islamist group Boko Haram in the northeast of the country.
What is the English Defence League?
In the wake of the horrific Woolwich attack, members of the EDL have taken to the streets in protest. Who are they and what do they stand for?
Drummer Lee Rigby identified as victim of brutal attack in Woolwich (LIVE BLOG)
British Prime Minister Cameron described the brazen killing in Woolwich as a "betrayal of Islam," while unrest simmered in London.
Chatter: Machete terrorist attack in London
British-born Muslim converts hack to death a serving soldier; Obama to announce new restrictions on drones; and the oldest man ever summits Mt. Everest. He is, wait for it, 80.
Chinua Achebe's body arrives in Nigeria ahead of burial
The body of renowned Nigerian author Chinua Achebe, who died in March, arrived in Nigeria on Wednesday ahead of his burial in his home state.
Nigeria to release all women held for 'terrorism'
Nigeria said Tuesday it would release several suspects being held for "terrorist activities," including all women in custody.
In army fight against militants, Nigerian civilians trust no one
The army’s new battle with Islamic militants will rely not only on superior firepower, but also on gaining locals' trust.
120 Boko Haram Islamists arrested in Nigeria
About 120 Boko Haram Islamists were arrested in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri on Monday as they were organizing the burial of a commander.
Kerry urges Nigeria to respect human rights in Boko Haram offensive
The US is 'concerned' by allegations of human rights violations by Nigerian security forces, Secretary of State John Kerry said.
My Pikin trial: Nigerians jailed for 7 years in poisoned baby medicine deaths
Two Nigerians responsible for the production of baby teething medication My Pikin have been sentenced to seven years in prison after at least 80 children died when the drug was poisoned.