Nigeria http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/20121/all en Underwear bomber's trial set to begin http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/111011/underwear-bombers-trial-set-begin <p> The trial of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, 24, who is accused of attempting to detonate a bomb on board a flight bound for Detroit on Christmas Day 2009, is set to begin Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/111011/underwear-bombers-trial-set-begin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nigeria Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab Underwear Bomber United States Nigeria United States Tue, 11 Oct 2011 14:30:00 +0000 Catherine Lyons 5677540 at http://www.globalpost.com Supreme court to hear Nigeria-Shell case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/111017/supreme-court-hear-nigeria-shell-case <p> The case could make U.S. firms liable for torture or genocide committed overseas.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/111017/supreme-court-hear-nigeria-shell-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Nigeria United States Mon, 17 Oct 2011 18:47:00 +0000 Mariya Karimjee 5678186 at http://www.globalpost.com Nigeria: Christmas church bombs kill dozens http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/nigeria/111225/nigeria-christmas-church-bombs-kill-dozens <p> &quot;We were in the church with my family when we heard the explosion. I just ran out,&quot; Timothy Onyekwere told Reuters. &quot;Now I don&#39;t even know where my children or my wife are. I don&#39;t know how many were killed but there were many dead.&quot;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/nigeria/111225/nigeria-christmas-church-bombs-kill-dozens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Nigeria Nigeria Sun, 25 Dec 2011 16:58:00 +0000 Hanna Ingber 5685127 at http://www.globalpost.com Nigerian president visits site of deadly bomb attacks as violence continues http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/nigeria/120122/nigerian-president-visits-site-deadly-bomb-attacks-viole <p> The visit came as 10 people were killed during a botched bank robbery. Boko Haram has attacked financial institutions to fund its activities.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/nigeria/120122/nigerian-president-visits-site-deadly-bomb-attacks-viole" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boko Haram bomb attacks Goodluck Jonathan kano Nigeria suicide attacks Nigeria Sun, 22 Jan 2012 22:10:55 +0000 David Trifunov 5688411 at http://www.globalpost.com Nigeria's "witch children" find refuge at center http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5688953 <p> EKET, Nigeria &mdash; Children branded as evil are abused, abandoned and even murdered.</p> Nigeria Nigeria Thu, 22 Mar 2012 14:09:17 +0000 Toby Binder 5688953 at http://www.globalpost.com Blasts rock Nigerian army and air force bases http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/nigeria/120207/blasts-rock-nigerian-army-and-air-force-bases <p> Two explosions struck near army and air force bases close to the Nigerian city of Kaduna on Tuesday, in the latest of a series to hit Nigeria&rsquo;s northern region.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/nigeria/120207/blasts-rock-nigerian-army-and-air-force-bases" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Africa Nigeria Nigeria Tue, 07 Feb 2012 14:53:00 +0000 Luke Browne 5690701 at http://www.globalpost.com Boko Haram claims north Nigeria suicide attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/nigeria/120208/boko-haram-claims-north-nigeria-suicide-attack <p> A man wearing a military uniform managed to infiltrate the base of the Nigerian army&rsquo;s 1st Mechanised Division &ndash; one of the country&rsquo;s most fortified complexes &ndash; and blew himself up outside a barracks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/nigeria/120208/boko-haram-claims-north-nigeria-suicide-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Africa Nigeria Nigeria Wed, 08 Feb 2012 12:23:00 +0000 Luke Browne 5690875 at http://www.globalpost.com Kabiru Sokoto, Boko Haram Christmas Day bomber, recaptured in Nigeria http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/nigeria/120210/kabiru-sokoto-boko-haram-christmas-day-bomber-recaptured <p> Kabiru Sokoto escaped police custody last month a day after being arrested, leading to public outrage and the firing of the country&rsquo;s top police official.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/nigeria/120210/kabiru-sokoto-boko-haram-christmas-day-bomber-recaptured" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Africa Nigeria Nigeria Fri, 10 Feb 2012 17:45:46 +0000 Luke Browne 5691252 at http://www.globalpost.com Gunmen free 119 in Nigeria jailbreak http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/nigeria/120216/gunmen-free-119-nigeria-jailbreak <p> Around 20 armed men on motorbikes broke into the jail in Kogi state at around 19:00 local time (11:00 EST), blowing up the prison gate with explosives and firing sporadically at guards, killing one.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/nigeria/120216/gunmen-free-119-nigeria-jailbreak" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Africa Nigeria Nigeria Thu, 16 Feb 2012 17:42:00 +0000 Luke Browne 5692048 at http://www.globalpost.com Nigerian pirates rob, kidnap Dutch ship crew http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/nigeria/120229/nigerian-pirates-rob-kidnap-dutch-ship-crew <p> Pirate attacks in the area have become more violent in recent years.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/nigeria/120229/nigerian-pirates-rob-kidnap-dutch-ship-crew" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Africa Nigeria Piracy United Nations Nigeria Wed, 29 Feb 2012 17:58:46 +0000 Amy Silverstein 5694062 at http://www.globalpost.com British and Italian hostages killed in a failed rescue attempt in Nigeria http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/nigeria/120308/british-and-italian-hostages-killed-failed-rescue-attemp A Briton and Italian are killed by Al Qaeda linked gunmen in Nigeria after a failed hostage rescue, the British Prime Minister announced Thursday.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/nigeria/120308/british-and-italian-hostages-killed-failed-rescue-attemp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boko Haram Nigeria Nigeria Thu, 08 Mar 2012 18:57:25 +0000 Alexander Besant 5695220 at http://www.globalpost.com Italy: UK failure to notify Rome before Nigeria hostage bid 'inexplicable' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/120309/italy-uk-failure-notify-rome-nigeria-hostage-operation Construction engineers Franco Lamolinara and Chris McManus, who were kidnapped in the town of Birnin Kebbi in May 2011, died in an attempted rescue bid by UK Special Forces and the Nigerian military on Thursday. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/120309/italy-uk-failure-notify-rome-nigeria-hostage-operation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Africa Europe Italy Nigeria United Kingdom Europe Italy Nigeria United Kingdom Fri, 09 Mar 2012 12:27:00 +0000 Luke Browne 5695377 at http://www.globalpost.com Tensions between Italy and Britain over failed hostage rescue attempt http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europe/tensions-between-italy-and-britain-over-failed-hostage-rescue-att <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> British raid in Nigeria led to deaths of two hostages held for more than nine months by Boko Haram </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Michael Goldfarb </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Success has many fathers, but failure?</p> <p> Yesterday&#39;s failed attempt by British Special Forces to rescue a pair of British and Italian men held hostage by Nigeria&#39;s Islamist Boko Haram for the last nine months has led to diplomatic repercussions.</p> <p> Italian President Giorgio Napolitano has expressed genuine anger at not being informed about the raid in advance. &quot;The way the British government has behaved is quite inexplicable. To have failed to inform or consult Italy, with regard to a military action which could have such consequences,&quot; Napolitano said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europe/tensions-between-italy-and-britain-over-failed-hostage-rescue-att" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Boko Haram Britain Giorgio Napolitano Home hostages Italy Nigeria Regions United Kingdom Europe Italy Nigeria United Kingdom On Europe Europa GlobalPost Blogs Fri, 09 Mar 2012 17:32:53 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 5695423 at http://www.globalpost.com Nigeria kidnap 'mastermind' dies in custody http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/nigeria/120314/nigeria-kidnap-mastermind-dies-custody <p> Abu Mohammed died of &ldquo;severe bullet wounds&rdquo; sustained when he was arrested in the town of Zaria along with five other suspects on March 7.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/nigeria/120314/nigeria-kidnap-mastermind-dies-custody" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Africa Europe Italy Nigeria United Kingdom Europe Italy Nigeria United Kingdom Wed, 14 Mar 2012 19:05:00 +0000 Luke Browne 5696112 at http://www.globalpost.com Nigerian fishermen take on oil giant Shell in London court http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/120323/nigerian-fishing-community-takes-oil-giant-shell <p> The lawsuit introduced at London&rsquo;s High Court on Friday concerns the spillage of about thousands of barrels of oil in Ogoniland in the Niger Delta, one of Nigeria&rsquo;s poorest and least developed regions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/120323/nigerian-fishing-community-takes-oil-giant-shell" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Green Nigeria United Kingdom Green United Kingdom Fri, 23 Mar 2012 18:04:10 +0000 Luke Browne 5697439 at http://www.globalpost.com