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.
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.