UK court hears appeal in Shell Nigeria oil spill case

Communities in Rivers State are demanding that energy giant Royal Dutch Shell clean up oil spills and pay the associated costs.

Arts & Culture

Who is Chinua Achebe, author of Things Fall Apart?

Africa's greatest storyteller Chinua Achebe would have been 87 today. This is his story.

Chinua Achebe: Why Google honours him today


Four suicide bombers kill 18 in northeast Nigeria

Two male and two female attackers carried out separate attacks in suburb of northern Borno state.

Nigeria: Four suicide bombers kill 18 in Maiduguri


Lagos: Evicted slum-dwellers demand right to return

Amnesty International says more than 30,000 people have been displaced in forced, sometimes violent, evictions from the lucrative land over the past year.

Counting the Cost

Beyond oil: Saudi Arabia's 2030 economic vision

The Kingdom's 2030 reform programme hopes to reduce its dependence on oil and create jobs for young Saudis.


Boko Haram and beauty among themes at Lagos art fair

Artists from more than 60 African countries flock to Nigerian city and explore subjects from Boko Haram to beauty.

Art X Lagos: Dozens exhibit work rooted in reality


Nigeria child mortality due to pollution-related illnesses rises

The deaths of children in Nigeria from pollution-related illnesses are on the increase. And oil operations in the Niger Delta region are being blamed.


Nigeria oil spills: Shell begins clean-up after 10-year delay

The clean-up of a contaminated fishing community in Nigeria has finally started almost 10 years after two oil spills in Niger River Delta.

Boko Haram

Nigerians fear 'no end in sight' to Boko Haram fight

As Boko Haram steps up its attacks, Nigerian forces are increasing the number of troops in the country's northeast.


Nigeria demands international support in fighting Boko Haram

Nigeria is taking a cautious approach to its Independence Day celebrations in the northeastern Borno state this year, amid fears of attacks by the armed group Boko Haram.


Nigeria struggles to crack down on oil thieves

Nigeria is rich in oil but thieves and pirates cost the government at least $1bn in revenue each month.


Boko Haram: No school for millions of Nigerian children

Close to three million children in need of education as threat from armed group in northeast persists, says UNICEF.

More than half of Borno schools closed over Boko Haram


Lake Chad Basin: One long climate catastrophe

Climate change is feeding poverty, instability, hunger and violence in the Lake Chad basin.

Alexander Carius

by Alexander Carius

Alexander Carius


Female suicide bombers kill 15 in northern Nigeria

Suspected Boko Haram assault targets aid distribution point in Mashalari village in Nigeria's northeastern Konduga area.

Double suicide attack kills 15 people in Nigeria


Lawyer who helped Boko Haram schoolgirls' release wins UN award

The founder of a school for orphaned children in Nigeria has won a top United Nations award. The UNHCR's Nansen Refugee Award honours people who dedicate their lives to helping victims of war.