- Buried IED blamed on Boko Haram kills 5 in northeast Nigeria Updated: May-29-16 12:28 pm
ABUJA, Nigeria - The military says a tricycle taxi has triggered a homemade explosive buried near a military checkpoint that killed four civilians and a soldier in Nigeria's northeastern town of Biu.
- Militants blow up Shell, Agip pipelines in Nigeria Updated: May-28-16 5:49 pm
WARRI, Nigeria - Militants blew up strategic gas and crude pipelines belonging to Shell and Agip on Saturday in an increasingly fierce campaign that has chopped Nigeria's oil production in half, militants and residents said.
- Niger military kills 10 Boko Haram extremists Updated: May-28-16 1:20 pm
NIAMEY, Niger - Niger's army has killed at least 10 Boko Haram militants after they tried to attack a military post in the country's southeast near its border with Nigeria.
- Uber to expand its Africa operations Updated: May-26-16 8:06 am
JOHANNESBURG - Uber is expanding in Africa.
- Cameroon teen escapes Boko Haram after raid Updated: May-25-16 1:44 pm
TOUROU, Cameroon - A 16-year-old girl was kidnapped with her 1-month-old baby by Boko Haram from her home in northern Cameroon 18 months ago, taken to Nigeria, married off to an extremist fighter and then trained to be a suicide bomber.
- UN: Worsening humanitarian, security situation in Niger Updated: May-24-16 10:54 am
DAKAR, Senegal - The United Nations Refugee Agency says humanitarian conditions are worsening and insecurity is increasing in Niger's southeast Diffa region as thousands displaced by violence are forced to resettle.
- New report says health facilities attacked in 19 countries Updated: May-23-16 8:53 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Deliberate or indiscriminate attacks have decimated health facilities, killed medical workers and patients, and deprived countless civilians of care in 19 countries during 2015 and the first three months of 2016, a coalition of more than 30 health and humanitarian organizations said in a new report released Monday.
- Nigeria: 2nd Chibok girl rescued was not taken from school Updated: May-20-16 1:05 pm
LAGOS, Nigeria - A second "Chibok girl" rescued by Nigeria's military in a forest battle with Islamic extremists was kidnapped from her home village and is not among 218 students missing from the 2014 mass abduction by Boko Haram that sparked worldwide outrage.
- Saints sign 4th-round pick Onyemata to 4-year contract Updated: May-18-16 6:22 pm
METAIRIE, Louisiana - The New Orleans Saints signed rookie defensive lineman David Onyemata to a four-year contract Wednesday.
- Nigerian oil output, naira fall amid attacks, strike threats Updated: May-17-16 3:24 pm
LAGOS, Nigeria - Militant attacks on oil installations and the threat of a nationwide strike drove Nigeria's petroleum production and its naira currency to new lows Tuesday.
- UN condemns Boko Haram attacks ahead of summit in Nigeria Updated: May-13-16 9:11 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council is strongly condemning attacks by the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram and expressing alarm at its links to the Islamic State group ahead of a summit in Nigeria to evaluate efforts to combat the extremists.
- Cameron's anti-corruption summit faces uphill struggle Updated: May-12-16 6:27 am
LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday called corruption a "cancer" at the heart of the world's problems, while U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said it was as great a threat as extremism.
- Iran helps offset problems in Canada and Nigeria, IEA says Updated: May-12-16 5:23 am
PARIS - The International Energy Agency said Thursday that higher than expected Iranian oil production has helped stabilize the global oil market by offsetting concerns generated by wildfires in Canada and violence in Nigeria.
- Nigeria lifts gas subsidy, nearly doubling the price of fuel Updated: May-11-16 6:09 pm
LAGOS, Nigeria - Nigeria's government announced Wednesday it is lifting a controversial subsidy on gas, nearly doubling the price amid a massive fuel shortage and militant attacks on oil installations in Africa's biggest petroleum producer.
- Amnesty: Babies dying in Nigerian military detention Updated: May-10-16 7:44 pm
LAGOS, Nigeria - Babies and children are among scores of people dying in military detention at a notorious Nigerian barracks where soldiers illegally hold suspected Islamic extremists, Amnesty International reported Wednesday.
- Leopards have lost 75 percent of historic range, study shows Updated: May-07-16 12:42 pm
LAGOS, Nigeria - Leopards have lost 75 percent of their historic range across Africa, Asia and the Middle East, with three Asian subspecies in danger of eradication, a new study says.
- Global Fund: $3.8 million fraud, stops aid to Nigeria agency Updated: May-06-16 3:50 pm
LAGOS, Nigeria - The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has suspended payments to Nigeria's AIDS agency over evidence that $3.8 million was stolen by its workers and consultants, the Geneva-based agency said Friday.
- Militants attack Chevron oil facility in Nigeria, shut down Updated: May-06-16 8:15 am
WARRI, Nigeria - Armed militants attacked a major Chevron oil and gas facility off Nigeria's southern coast, the military said Friday, and the U.S.-based multinational said it was forced to shut production there but its exports will continue.
- 3rd Nigerian sister valedictorian at Dillard U in Louisiana Updated: May-06-16 12:48 am
NEW ORLEANS - A Nigerian woman is following her two older sisters as valedictorian at Dillard University in New Orleans.
- Saints draft Nigeria native who learned football in Canada Updated: Apr-30-16 8:20 pm
METAIRIE, Louisiana - David Onyemata's path to the NFL began when he followed in his sisters' footsteps by leaving Nigeria to attend college in Canada.