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.
Who would win a World Idol competition?
Everyone's freaking out about Arab Idol winner Mohammed Assaf. Check out these other amazing idols from around the world.
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.
Nigerian military kills at least 21 in Boko Haram offensive
Boko Haram has taken over parts of Nigeria's northeast, prompting a huge military offensive in the region.
Chatter: Nigeria launches offensive against Boko Haram militants
Nigeria's army fights back against militant Islamists in the restive northeast, the IRS mess continues, and a new study that will make you think twice before you go jump in the pool.
Nigeria deploys 'massive' number of troops
Nigeria has sent massive amounts of troops to combat Boko Haram militants after President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency.
Nigeria: President Goodluck Jonathan declares state of emergency in northeast
Nigeria declared a state of emergency in three northeastern states in response to increasingly violent attacks by Islamic rebel group Boko Haram.
'Baby factory' in Nigeria raided
Police found 17 pregnant teenage girls and 11 babies during a house in Nigeria.
Nigeria violence: At least two dozen killed in sectarian clashes
At least two dozen people were killed in sectarian clashes in Nigeria's Taraba state Friday.
Pirates kidnap 5 sailors off Nigeria coast
Five sailors have been kidnapped by pirates off the coast of Nigeria's oil-rich southern delta.
Boko Haram paid $3.15 million ransom to free French family of seven (VIDEO)
Islamist militant group Boko Haram was paid a $3.15 million ransom to release a French family of seven.
Nigeria tries to get on track with new Lagos-Kano train
Some hope the railway, which links the bitterly divided north and south, will act as a new economic engine, and symbol of unity.
Nigeria violence kills nearly 200 as government's Boko Haram Committee talks peace
Despite escalating violence over the weekend, the Nigerian government's Boko Haram Committee is optimistic about peace.