Nigeria religious violence kills as many as 50
Attacks on villages surrounding a central Nigerian city have killed as many as 50 people in religious violence between Christians and Muslims.
British businessman kidnapped in Lagos: Niger police
An expatriate is abducted in Lagos' affluent Victoria Island area.
Henry Okah: Nigeria militant jailed for 24 years over bombings
Nigeria militant Henry Okah has been jailed for 24 years after he was convicted of 13 terrorism charges over two bombings in Abuja in 2010.
Beer and Africa: A recipe for profit?
Africa is probably the most attractive region for long-term profit growth for global brewers.
Nigeria: 25 killed, 120 inmates freed in attack on Ganye
Nigerian officials said today that 120 inmates were freed from jail and 25 people were killed in an attack on the town of Ganye on Friday night.
Chinua Achebe: Nigeria author dies at 82
Chinua Achebe, renowned Nigerian author of "Things Fall Apart," has died after an illness and hospital stay.
Nigeria: Teachers wounded in primary school shooting
Islamist militants are suspected of shooting teachers at a Nigerian primary school.
Nigeria's thriving Catholics push for continuing conservatism from church
The most Catholic-heavy country in Africa wants no part of reform on issues like homosexuality, contraception and abortion.
Nigeria Islamist group posts video of murdered hostages
Video of what is likely the bodies of seven hostages abducted in northern Nigeria posted to YouTube by radical Islamist group.
Islamists kill 7 foreign hostages in Nigeria
A Nigerian Islamist militant group's claims it has killed 7 foreign hostages kidnapped last month are credible, groups say.
France won't negotiate with alleged Boko Haram hostage takers
French defense minister Jean-Yves Le Drian states that France won't play "bidding game" with kidnappers of 7 French tourists.
Islamist attacks leading northern Nigeria to economic disaster
The kidnapping of foreigners and murder of polio vaccination workers is threatening a new cycle of poverty and violence.
Brazil's President Rousseff visits Nigeria to discuss boosting trade
Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff met with Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja on Saturday to discuss boosting trade between the two countries.
Nigeria arrests 3 suspected of spying for Iran, planning attacks
Security forces in Nigeria said they uncovered an Iranian terror plot to attack Israel and US sites.
Nigeria piracy: kidnappers demand $1.2 million ransom for 6 foreigners
Hostage-takers in Western Africa's Gulf of Guinea demand over a million in ransom.
Pirates take 6 foreigners captive near Nigeria: Report
Six people reportedly taken hostage by pirates near Nigeria.
Nigeria: Gunmen kidnap seven foreigners
Seven foreigners, including one Briton, an Italian, a Greek and several Lebanese workers, have been kidnapped in Nigeria.
In Nigeria, oil divides the rich and poor
In Warri, Nigeria, oil barons bunker themselves off from the desperate poor, who are left without a steady income or basic services.
Nigeria: Three journalists arrested for polio vaccine killings
Three journalists are accused of inciting violence against polio vaccine workers in Nigeria.
Three North Korean doctors killed, one beheaded, in Nigeria (UPDATES)
The murders of the doctors in Potiskum, Nigeria, is suspected to be linked with extremist Boko Haram sect.
Nigeria: Suspected Islamist extremists kill 9 women taking part in polio vaccination drive
Suspected Islamist extremists shot dead nine women giving polio vaccines in northern Nigeria on Friday.
Can Google Maps make Africa safer?
An effort to add Nigeria’s capital to Google Maps might improve its security.
Sex slaves are unceremoniously dumped back in Nigeria
After being tricked into sexual servitude, women are ostracized by family and government.
Juju trafficking: one Nigerian woman's prostitution ordeal
After enduring gunfire, starvation and the sex trade, Amaka Chinye summoned the strength to overcome her oppressors.
Nigerian shamans and traffickers use juju magic to force women into prostitution
Traditional magic, not force, compels thousands of women to work as prostitutes in the West.
Africa's local militants embrace Al Qaeda ideology
Nigeria’s newest terror group, Ansaru, demonstrates how Africa’s homegrown militants are more and more embracing an Al Qaeda-styled global ideology.
Sahel in a handbasket
Analysis: As Obama struggles to wind down inherited wars, a new Middle Eastern crisis area beckons.
Damboa, Nigeria: at least 18 killed in believed Islamist-led attack
Bold attack in Nigeria's Damboa kills at least 18.
5 recent hostage rescues that ended in tragedy
Hostage rescues often have less-than-happy endings.
Nigeria to the world: Give us our art back!
British colonials once made off with thousands of artifacts. Now Nigeria wants them all back.
Boko Haram suspected in murder of at least 15 people
In attacks on Musari and Maiha, authorities suspect the radical islamist sect Boko Haram.