- Governor: Boko Haram kills 56 in remote part of Borno State Updated: Aug-30-15 9:58 pm
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - Islamic extremist group Boko Haram killed 56 villagers in a remote area, the governor of Borno State of the region said Sunday, as the government warned that the extremists are trying to extend their violent campaign
- Nigeria wins African basketball title, gets Olympic spot Updated: Aug-30-15 8:54 pm
RADES, Tunisia - Nigeria won its first African basketball championship and earned a spot in the 2016 Olympics.
- Chad executes 10 Boko Haram members 1 day after verdict Updated: Aug-29-15 12:49 pm
N'DJAMENA, Chad - Chad executed by firing squad 10 members of Boko Haram on Saturday, the security minister said, marking the first use of the death penalty since the country bolstered its anti-terror measures last month.
- Officials: 7 die in Nigeria air force plane crash Updated: Aug-29-15 11:46 am
KADUNA, Nigeria - The Nigerian air force says one of its aircraft has crashed into a residential house in Kaduna state killing all four crew and three passengers.
- African superstars, Bono in campaign to empower women Updated: Aug-28-15 6:34 pm
LAGOS, Nigeria - African stars joined U2 frontman Bono on Friday in a campaign to use music to help empower women around the world.
- Nigerian graft-fighting commission accused of corruption Updated: Aug-25-15 3:31 pm
LAGOS, Nigeria - The chairman of Nigeria's corruption-fighting Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is appearing before the Senate to answer accusations that he diverted billions of dollars.
- UN to support initiatives by new Nigerian president Updated: Aug-24-15 2:35 pm
ABUJA, Nigeria - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with President Muhammadu Buhari Monday and promised solidarity in the new Nigerian leader's fight against insecurity, unemployment and corruption.
- Nigerian army chief escapes Boko Haram ambush Updated: Aug-22-15 2:41 pm
NGALA, Nigeria - Nigeria's new army chief drove to the frontline of the war on Boko Haram and narrowly missed an ambush that killed one soldier and wounded two.
- Togo refugees: On the run for 10 years, no peace in sight Updated: Aug-18-15 11:25 am
LAGOS, Nigeria - Asylum seekers who fled political violence in Togo 10 years ago are now seeking refuge in Lagos, Nigeria's commercial capital.
- Cameroon pledges 2,450 troops to anti-Boko Haram force Updated: Aug-15-15 7:13 am
YAOUNDE, Cameroon - Cameroon's president has vowed to send 2,450 troops to join a regional army to fight Boko Haram, nearly tripling his initial pledge.
- Rescuers pull 2 bodies from lagoon in Nigeria chopper crash Updated: Aug-13-15 4:34 pm
LAGOS, Nigeria - Rescuers pulled bodies of two crew members from the water Thursday, with an Oklahoma man among six killed when a helicopter flying from an offshore oil rig plunged into a lagoon in Nigeria's commercial capital, Lagos.
- Meningitis epidemic threat in West Africa, but few vaccines Updated: Aug-07-15 11:10 am
LAGOS, Nigeria - International health officials are scrambling, without much success, to find meningitis C vaccines as an outbreak of the child-killing disease threatens to balloon into an epidemic.
- Mississippi woman indicted in Nigerian scam Updated: Aug-06-15 8:22 am
GULFPORT, Mississippi - A Mississippi woman first believed to be a victim of a Nigerian scam has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Gulfport along with a Nigerian man and five others.
- CEO retiring from Alabama-based fertilizer center Updated: Aug-05-15 2:18 pm
MUSCLE SHOALS, Alabama - Nobody can see into the future, but as a young man in India, Amit Roy found the spark that would ultimately lead him on a path to help provide his country and the rest of the world with the knowledge and the means to increase yield and quality of food production.
- 2 US Congresswomen support #BringBackourGirls campaigners Updated: Aug-05-15 1:16 pm
ABUJA, Nigeria - Two U.S. congresswomen say Nigeria's #BringBackOurGirls campaign must hold every single newly elected official responsible for the freedom of scores of schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram extremists.
- Cameroon expels thousands of Nigerians in Boko Haram fight Updated: Aug-04-15 3:47 pm
YAOUNDE, Cameroon - Cameroon has expelled more than 3,000 Nigerians as part of the fight against Nigeria's Islamic extremists who have launched attacks across borders, officials said Tuesday.
- US legislator: Nigeria's military needs training, not arms Updated: Aug-04-15 3:03 pm
ABUJA, Nigeria - The United States is ready to provide military training to help Nigeria's battle against Islamic extremists, the leader of a U.S. Congressional delegation said here.
- Nigeria: Review of soldiers condemned in Boko Haram war Updated: Aug-02-15 1:23 pm
LAGOS, Nigeria - Nigeria's army is reviewing the courts-martial of more than 600 soldiers and officers, including dozens condemned to death for allegedly deserting the battle against Islamic extremists, according to an order received by The Associated Press on Sunday.
- Benin pledges 800 troops to anti-Boko Haram force Updated: Aug-02-15 11:01 am
COTONOU, Benin - Benin's president has vowed to contribute 800 troops to a regional force intended to combat the Nigeria-based Islamic extremist group Boko Haram.