- Nigeria urged to repeal its anti-gay law by rights group Updated: Jun-29-15 12:49 pm
LAGOS, Nigeria - Nigeria's draconian law against gays has encouraged mob attacks, police torture, evictions and public whippings, according to a report Monday that urges the country's new president to repeal the legislation.
- Suicide bombings hit Chad's capital, kill 11, witnesses say Updated: Jun-29-15 11:19 am
N'DJAMENA, Chad - Two suicide bombings rocked Chad's capital, killing at least 11 people weeks after suicide bombings killed dozens, an official said Monday.
- Police arrest 60 for bombing in Chad capital Updated: Jun-28-15 2:14 pm
N'DJAMENA, Chad - Officials in Chad have arrested 60 people including suspects from Cameroon, Nigeria and Mali in relation to an attack earlier this month in the capital that killed dozens of people and wounded more than 100 others.
- Board of corruption-riddled Nigerian oil company dissolved Updated: Jun-26-15 1:28 pm
LAGOS, Nigeria - Nigeria's new president on Friday dissolved the board of the state oil company from which billions of dollars is missing, a move likely preceding an investigation.
- Bomber who ran away feeds fears extremists using captives Updated: Jun-26-15 12:25 pm
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - A teenage girl strapped with explosives ran away from a crowded mosque this week, killing only herself and cementing suspicions that Boko Haram is using unwilling captives in its terror campaign in northeast Nigeria.
- Niger: Army kills 15 Boko Haram extremists from Nigeria Updated: Jun-25-15 1:06 pm
NIAMEY, Niger - Niger's army has killed 15 Boko Haram Islamic extremists, captured 20 others and destroyed ammunition cars and motorcycles from the militants, a military spokesman said.
- Internet companies should respond to extremist exploitation Updated: Jun-24-15 10:31 pm
- Nigeria federation: Keshi will honor 2-year contract Updated: Jun-22-15 11:09 am
ABUJA, Nigeria - The Nigeria Football Federation said it has been assured that coach Stephen Keshi will honor his two-year contract despite being named as a candidate to take charge of African champion Ivory Coast.
- US report finds Iran threat undiminished as nuke deal nears Updated: Jun-19-15 4:01 pm
WASHINGTON - Iran's support for international terrorist groups remained undiminished last year and even expanded in some respects, the Obama administration said Friday, less than two weeks before the deadline for completing a nuclear deal that could provide Tehran with billions of dollars in relief from economic sanctions.
- Wambach's goal gives US a 1-0 win over Nigeria Updated: Jun-17-15 12:48 am
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Abby Wambach is used to scoring with her head. She's not sure how she got her latest goal.
- Alex Morgan in starting lineup for US against Nigeria Updated: Jun-16-15 7:42 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Forward Alex Morgan was in the starting lineup for the United States' match Tuesday against Nigeria at the Women's World Cup.
- Leroux won't likely be booed this time Updated: Jun-16-15 4:41 am
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - U.S. forward Sydney Leroux was born in Canada and grew up in the suburbs of Vancouver. But because her father is American, at 14 she moved to Arizona in hopes of playing for the U.S. team.
- Nigeria defender Ugo Njoku has been suspended three games Updated: Jun-14-15 9:59 pm
WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Nigeria defender Ugo Njoku has been suspended three games at the Women's World Cup for an elbow to Australia forward Samantha Kerr's face in a match on Friday.
- US and Sweden play to 0-0 group-stage draw Updated: Jun-12-15 11:42 pm
WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Meghan Klingenberg - not Hope Solo - made the biggest save of the night for the United States.
- Simon scores twice in 2-0 Australia win over Nigeria Updated: Jun-12-15 8:32 pm
WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Kyah Simon scored twice to lead Australia to a 2-0 victory over Nigeria in a group stage match Friday at the Women's World Cup.
- Carter Center receives $10 million to fight river blindness Updated: Jun-12-15 12:41 pm
ATLANTA - Former President Jimmy Carter hopes a $10 million donation to end river blindness in Nigeria where it is most prevalent will help spark a global effort to eliminate the disease.
- Dozens killed by moonshine in southern Nigeria Updated: Jun-12-15 10:37 am
WARRI, Nigeria - Dozens of people in southern Nigeria are dying of poisoning from possibly adulterated home-brewed alcohol, health officials said Friday, days after they banned the moonshine.
- Child accused of killing husband to be freed in Nigeria Updated: Jun-10-15 8:53 am
LAGOS, Nigeria - A child forced to marry at just 13 who then poisoned her 35-year-old husband and three friends is set to be freed in Nigeria, lawyers and a judge said Wednesday, amid fears for her safety and future.
- Nigeria's legislature to be led by presidential opponents Updated: Jun-09-15 2:06 pm
LAGOS, Nigeria - Candidates for Nigeria's main opposition party were elected Tuesday to head both houses of the legislature in votes highlighting the cracks in the coalition that brought President Muhammadu Buhari to power just last month.
- Ordega scores equalizer in Nigeria's 3-3 tie with Sweden Updated: Jun-08-15 6:46 pm
WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Francisca Ordega's 87th-minute goal pulled Nigeria into a 3-3 tie with Sweden in a Women's World Cup match on Monday.
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- Germany, Brazil win again to top groups at U20 World Cup Updated: Jun-07-15 4:06 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Germany and Brazil had emphatic wins to close the group stages of the FIFA Under-20 World Cup on Sunday, leaving both atop their pools but with tricky assignments ahead in the second round.
- UN rights chief urges inquiries into alleged Nigeria abuse Updated: Jun-05-15 7:44 am
BERLIN - The United Nations' human rights chief is pressing Nigeria's new president to set up independent inquiries into alleged abuses by the country's armed forces in the fight against Boko Haram.
- Suicide car bomber in Nigeria kills 8 soldiers near barracks Updated: Jun-04-15 6:33 pm
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - A suicide bomber exploded a car at a checkpoint outside a military barracks and killed eight soldiers on Thursday, witnesses said of the latest of daily attacks blamed on Boko Haram in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri.
- Armed robbers kill French tourist camping in Nigeria Updated: Jun-04-15 9:41 am
LAGOS, Nigeria - Armed robbers shot and hacked to death a French tourist camping with his wife in the bush of southeast Nigeria, police said Thursday.