Nigeria's gold rush kills hundreds of children
Lead dust from a mine causes convulsions, comas and death. Meanwhile, the government dithers.
Villagers in Nigeria strike gold
They race to dig it up before international corporations do.
Nigeria army denies executing Boko Haram captives
After Reuters obtained a video in which Nigerian troops reportedly shot dead unarmed captives, the government claimed the footage was fake.
Fighting neglected tropical diseases in Africa
A conference hosted by the Gates Foundation in the US capital aims to shine a light on preventable tropical diseases. In this series of photos, Kate Holt examines an effort to fight river blindness in Nigeria
Can the world beat polio?
It’s close. But in Nigeria, a fear of vaccines has caused polio to spread.
Biafra independence protests: At least 100 arrested in Nigeria
Biafra, the former break-away state in south-eastern Nigeria, still harbors hopes of separating.
Nigerian army shoots up to 40 people in northeast
The Nigerian army shot dead anywhere from 30 to 40 young men in a raid in the Boko Haram stronghold Maiduguri.
Nigeria introduces law to protect 'witch' children
Nigeria has introduced a law to protect children from being accused of witchcraft and sorcery.
Nigeria: Church suicide bombing kills 8, sparks revenge attacks
There are reports of sectarian clashes in Kaduna, northern Nigeria, after a suicide bomber struck a Catholic church during Sunday mass.
Fighting Al Qaeda: Has Al Qaeda gained ground under Obama's watch?
Obama killed bin Laden. But Romney says Al Qaeda is still a threat. He's right.
Nigeria: Boko Haram member captured in senator's home
Nigerian security forces said they captured a senior commander of the militant Islamist sect Boko Haram inside a senator's home.
Chelsea Clinton launches diarrhea project in Nigeria
Chelsea Clinton is in Nigeria promoting the prevention of deaths from diarrhea — a topic she admits makes some people feel "squeamish."
Nigeria: gunmen kill at least 18 outside Dogo Dawa mosque
Violence strikes mosque in northern Africa.
Niger Delta oil spills: Nigerian villagers sue Shell over pollution
Four Nigerian villagers are taking Shell to court to claim compensation for oil spills that they say have destroyed their region and its crops.
The mark of danger in Nigeria
Nigerians continue to use tribal face markings, first used to help identify children lost to the save trade or civil war, to protect children from modern-day dangers.
Nigeria: Scores arrested after Mubi college student killings
Nigerian police have made dozens of arrests after the brutal killing of at least 26 people at a college in the northeastern town of Mubi.
Nigeria: At least 26 college students killed in attack in Mubi town
Students were shot and stabbed in an attack on off-campus dorms near the Federal Polytechnic Mubi in northeastern Nigeria's Adamawa state.
Shell shuts down Nigerian pipeline following oil theft and fire
Royal Dutch Shell PLC has shut down a pipeline in Nigeria after oil thieves caused a fire as they stole oil from the line.
Saudi Arabia deports more female pilgrims on their way to Mecca
Female pilgrims on their way to Mecca have been detained in Saudi Arabia and deported.
Nigerian author Chinua Achebe publishes new book, "There Was a Country," a memoir of Biafran war
Chinua Achebe's much-anticipated new book, "There Was a Country," recounts the 1967-1970 war when Biafra tried to secede from Nigeria.
Can China save Nigeria?
Or will it just make things worse? A $1.1 billion loan could either go toward infrastructure or corrupt politicians.
US Election: What if Nigeria could vote?
'Obama, being an African who is contesting as president is proud for Africa and the world entirely.'
Suicide bomber kills 2, injures 46 at Nigeria church
A suicide bomber attacked a Catholic church conducting Mass in northern Nigeria on Sunday, killing two people and injuring another 46.
India's new Muslim baby boom
A thriving domestic market for in vitro fertilization has made India the go-to spot for patients from Africa, Afghanistan and beyond.
Nigeria should be a land of riches
But instead the majority of it's people are hungry. Now, a controversial new oil and gas law seeks to change that.
Red Cross: 137 killed by floods in Nigeria, thousands displaced - report
Red Cross official tells Reuters casualties are expected to mount.
In Mali, Al Qaeda now controls an area the size of France
From beacon of democracy to failed state, Mali is now Al Qaeda's newest stronghold.
Nigeria’s Boko Haram gets serious
Boko Haram, once a local militant group, is now coordinating with Al Qaeda in other parts of Africa.
In Africa, Al Qaeda finds new life
Local militants groups are hitching onto Al Qaeda’s ideology, giving it new theaters of operation.
Nigerians fear 'jazzed up' cash could spell deeper graft
The Central Bank of Nigeria wants to cut costs by revamping its currency with new 5,000 naira bills. Skeptics say the new money will only be easier to launder.
Nigeria government in talks with Boko Haram
Officials are using "backroom channels" to parley with the terrorist group.