Africa

Nigeria community leaders try to quell farmer-herder conflict

Leaders of rival communities in Nigeria are trying to stop the war between Christian farmers and Muslim cattle herders.

Africa

Nigeria: Boko Haram exploiting poor children for suicide attacks

Recruiters from the Nigerian armed group Boko Haram are targeting people living in extreme poverty and using them to fuel the group's violent campaign in northern Nigeria.

Boko Haram

Boko Haram attacks blamed for 400 deaths since April

Amnesty International highlights role of young women and girls forced to target civilians in Nigeria and Cameroon.

Report: Boko Haram attacks killed 400 since April

Africa

Nigeria: Dozens admitted as cholera hits IDP camp in Maiduguri

At least eight people have died in a cholera outbreak at two refugee camps for internally displaced people in northeast Nigeria.

Nigeria

Meet the Ooni of Ife, the leader of Nigeria's Yoruba

A former entrepreneur, King Ojaja II became one of the youngest kings in Nigeria when he ascended to the throne in 2015.

Meet the Ooni of Ife, the leader of Nigeria's Yoruba

Africa

At least 11 civilians killed in Boko Haram attack

Knife-wielding attackers target camp for people displaced by group's violence in the town of Banki in country's north.

At least 11 civilians killed in Boko Haram attack

Africa

Nigeria floods displace more than 100,000 people

President Muhammadu Buhari and his government face criticism over what many call inaction in tackling the flooding.

Nigeria floods displace more than 100,000 people

Africa

Nigeria seizes $21m from ex-oil minister in graft probe

Nigeria's former oil minister has been implicated in cases of fraud and misuse of public funds at home and abroad.

Nigeria seizes $21m linked to Diezani Alison-Madueke

Africa

Suspected Boko Haram fighters kill 11 in Cameroon

Attackers also kidnapped eight people and burned down more than 30 homes, according to Cameroonian officials.

Suspected Boko Haram fighters kill 11 in Cameroon

Opinion

Buhari's unconvincing return from medical leave

Nigeria deserves a substantive president - not just in name but also in practice.

Fisayo Soyombo

by Fisayo Soyombo

Fisayo Soyombo

Africa

'Atrocity': UN slams surge in Boko Haram 'child bombs'

At least 83 children, mostly girls, used by the armed group in suicide attacks this year, says the UN agency.

UNICEF: Boko Haram use of child bombers soars

Nigeria

Nigeria leader talks security, not illness, in address

In televised speech on his return from long medical leave in London, Muhammadu Buhari sidesteps details of his illness.

Africa

President returns to Nigeria after lengthy absence

President to address nation following more than three months of absence spent in London for an undisclosed ailment.

Buhari returns after lengthy UK medical treatment

Africa

Deadly suicide attacks kill dozens in Nigeria

Three suicide bombers detonate explosives near northeast city of Maiduguri in attacks bearing hallmark of Boko Haram.

Suspected Boko Haram bombers kill dozens in Nigeria

Africa

Nigeria protesters press for Buhari's resignation over absence

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari, who left Nigeria in May for treatment for an undisclosed illness, says he feels fit enough to return home, but will do so only on the advice of his doctors.