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.
Nigeria fireworks warehouse explosion, fire kills 1 (VIDEO)
Fire rips through 10 buildings in crowded area of Lagos, Nigeria after fireworks warehouse explosion.
Nigeria church attack kills 6 during Christmas Eve service
Gunmen attacked a church in northern Nigeria during a Christmas Eve service, killing six people, including the pastor, and setting the building on fire.
Nigeria: Pirates kidnap 4 crew members on Italian vessel
Nigeria's navy is hunting down pirates after they kidnapped 4 crew members onboard an Italian vessel.
Former Ambassador says WSJ article unfairly attacked Susan Rice
Commentary: Susan Rice never collaborated with rebel group in Sierra Leone.
Nigeria: Suicide bombers attack 2 mobile phone companies
Suicide bombers attacked the offices of MTN Group Ltd. and Bharti Airtel Ltd. in Kano, Nigeria, today.
2,012 words of 2012
Here are the buzzwords, the keywords, or just plain words, that were uttered time and again in 2012. This was an absurd amount of work. So please click on it.
2012 was a banner year for Boko Haram, but not for Nigerians
If the goal is carnage, Boko Haram has had its best year ever.
Helicopter carrying "high ranking" Nigerian officials crashes
The governor of Kaduna state in central Nigeria is feared to have died in the crash.
Nigeria: Boko Haram suspected in attack on police HQ
Gunmen attacked police HQ in Abuja, the nation's capital, and the Islamist militant group Boko Haram is suspected.
Nigeria: Two car bombs hit church in military barracks
In Nigeria's northern Kaduna, a church inside a military compound was bombed, killing 11 people.