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.
Niger floods claim at least 44 lives; first aid planes arrive
Niger's extreme floods have left at least 44 dead and 125,000 homeless.
Boko Haram denies fighters killed by Nigerian forces
Boko Haram claims that civillians, not members of the group, were killed by Nigerian forces.
Nigeria: Okene mosque attacked, 3 killed
Okene mosque targeted days after a deadly church attack in the same troubled Nigerian town.
Nigeria: Suicide bomb kills soldiers
Nigerian soldiers were killed in a suicide bomb at a military checkpoint.
Nigeria: Where being openly gay comes at a steep price
If a new law passes, it will get even more dangerous.
5 killed in Nigeria attacks
Two police stations in Nigeria were bombed on Monday and a home belonging to the vice president came under fire from gunmen, leaving five dead.
In Africa, decriminalizing AIDS
Groundbreaking new laws in Nigeria could make discrimination against HIV/AIDS patients a crime.
Nigeria: hundreds wed to offset rising divorce rates (report)
Nigeria truly goes nanny state, telling throng of newlyweds: no divorce without our permission.
Nigeria fuel tanker fire kills at least 95
At least 95 and some estimate more than 100 Nigerians were killed when a tanker carrying fuel burst into flames.
Nigeria: Chevron workers, "scared like hell," sought evacuation before deadly blast
Nigeria: Chevron workers sought evacuation before deadly blast, transcripts say
Nigeria's illegal oil business is booming
With a middle finger to foreign oil companies, and costing them billions, Nigerians are stealing their oil and selling it on the black market.
Seifa Gbereke: Nigeria oil pipeline bomb suspect arrested
Nigeria said on Saturday it had arrested the leader of a gang responsible for a series of attacks on oil installations in the Niger Delta region.