- The Latest: Obama: Even Republicans will uphold climate deal Updated: Dec-01-15 9:30 am
LE BOURGET, France - The latest news from the U.N. climate conference in Paris, which runs through Dec. 11. All times local:
- Obama says parts of climate deal must be legally binding Updated: Dec-01-15 8:44 am
PARIS - Parts of a global climate agreement being hammered out in Paris should be legally binding, President Barack Obama said Tuesday. The declaration was a boost to climate negotiators seeking a tough accord and a challenge to Republican senators, many of whom don't believe that global warming is real.
- Boko Haram destroys Nigerian military base; 107 troops MIA Updated: Nov-30-15 11:51 am
YOLA, Nigeria - Boko Haram destroyed a Nigerian military base as soldiers fled and only self-defense fighters prevented the insurgents from retaking a northeastern town, residents said Monday.
- Night fire in dorms kills 7 at Nigerian girls' school Updated: Nov-30-15 10:53 am
KANO, Nigeria - An official says a fire has gutted the dormitories of a girls' high school in northern Kano state, killing 7 students and injuring 25.
- 5 kidnapped Poles are 'safe and sound,' contacted families Updated: Nov-29-15 2:57 pm
WARSAW, Poland - The captain and four other Polish seamen abducted from a ship off Nigeria's coast last week are fine and called their families at home, Poland's Foreign Ministry said Sunday.
- Twin suicide bombings kill at least 5 in north Cameroon Updated: Nov-28-15 6:12 pm
YAOUNDE, Cameroon - A military official says two female suicide bombers have staged attacks in north Cameroon, killing at least five people.
- Nigerian security agencies searching for kidnapped Poles Updated: Nov-28-15 2:02 pm
LAGOS, Nigeria - Nigerian security agencies are conducting a "spirited search" for the Polish captain and four crew members abducted from a cargo ship, an official said Saturday.
- Polish cargo ship attacked off Nigeria; 5 abducted Updated: Nov-27-15 9:19 am
WARSAW, Poland - Armed attackers abducted five Polish seamen from a cargo ship in Nigerian waters, Poland's government said Friday.
- Suspected Boko Haram attack kills 16 in Niger village Updated: Nov-26-15 10:58 am
NIAMEY, Niger - Suspected Boko Haram militants raided a village in southeastern Niger, killing 16 people and looting shops, witnesses said Thursday.
- Official: Nigerian president to decide on $5.2B MTN fine Updated: Nov-26-15 5:52 am
LAGOS, Nigeria - A Nigerian government spokesman says President Muhammadu Buhari will make the final decision on whether to lower the gigantic $5.2 billion fine meted out to African telecommunications giant MTN.
- A look at Mali's Islamic extremist groups Updated: Nov-23-15 12:03 pm
The competing claims by the Macina Liberation Front and Al-Mourabitoun to have carried out Friday's attack on the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako highlight the number of militant Islamic groups flourishing in Mali, a country with a weak central government and vast ungoverned spaces.
- $5.2 billion fine on Nigerian firm is world's largest Updated: Nov-19-15 11:52 am
LAGOS, Nigeria - Nigeria's fine of $5.2 billion against MTN, Africa's largest telecommunications company, is billions more than any company has been hit with anywhere in the world and may scare off investors, analysts say.
- Nigerian man kills 4 children, attempts to kill self, wife Updated: Nov-18-15 2:04 pm
KADUNA, Nigeria - Nigerian police say a man has slit the throats of all four of his children and tried to kill himself and his wife.
- Report: Boko Haram is deadliest extremist group in the world Updated: Nov-18-15 9:45 am
- Nigeria's president: Ex-officer stole billions in arms deals Updated: Nov-18-15 7:02 am
ABUJA, Nigeria - Nigeria's leader has ordered the arrest of the former president's national security adviser for allegedly stealing billions of dollars meant to buy weapons to fight Boko Haram Islamic extremists rampaging across northeast Nigeria.
- Nigeria won't lower MTN $5.2 billion fine, extends deadline Updated: Nov-16-15 12:50 pm
LAGOS, Nigeria - Nigeria's telecommunications regulator says it is extending its Monday deadline for MTN Nigeria to pay a $5.2 billion fine but indicated it will not lower the amount for a company it accuses of routinely flouting regulations.
- Nigerian Cabinet sworn in, viewed as strategically chosen Updated: Nov-11-15 12:24 pm
LAGOS, Nigeria - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari swore in a Cabinet on Wednesday that puts a woman investment banker in charge of finance as Africa's biggest economy is squeezed by halved petroleum prices.
- Nigeria fires secretaries in sign new Cabinet will be small Updated: Nov-10-15 3:15 pm
ABUJA, Nigeria - Nigeria's president has fired a slew of secretaries who have run the government for months in a sign he will install a streamlined, long-awaited Cabinet.
- 20 years after activist hangs, oil pollution blights Nigeria Updated: Nov-10-15 2:08 pm
WARRI, Nigeria - Twenty years after a Nigerian military dictatorship hanged activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, his Niger Delta homeland remains blighted by oil pollution.
- Students get degrees after 16-year legal fight in Nigeria Updated: Nov-10-15 10:24 am
LAGOS, Nigeria - Sixteen years ago, Lanre Akinola completed academic requirements to receive a degree in statistics from a Nigerian university. But Akinola had taken on extracurricular activities: protesting against military dictatorship and filthy dorms.
- Nigeria's president fires head of anti-corruption agency Updated: Nov-09-15 1:53 pm
ABUJA, Nigeria - Nigeria's president has fired the head of the country's main anti-corruption agency.
- CEO of African telecom giant MTN resigns; Nigeria fine looms Updated: Nov-09-15 12:03 pm
JOHANNESBURG - The CEO of Africa's biggest telecommunications company resigned on Monday because of a $5.2 billion fine meted out to MTN Group's Nigerian subsidiary.
- Officials building 2,500 homes for refugees of Boko Haram Updated: Nov-06-15 10:52 am
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - A new refugee camp with 2,500 temporary homes is being built in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri for a few of the hundreds of thousands of refugees there who fled the Boko Haram uprising, officials said.
- Nigeria: Agents besiege home of accused security adviser Updated: Nov-05-15 6:48 pm
ABUJA, Nigeria - Security agents besieging the home of Nigeria's former presidential adviser on national security, and preventing him from leaving the country, said Thursday he is refusing to answer questions about a $2 billion arms deal.
- Nigeria to sell, buy oil directly, cut out middlemen Updated: Nov-03-15 4:02 pm
LAGOS, Nigeria - Nigeria will start selling and buying oil and gasoline directly to cut out middlemen and curb graft, the new managers of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. announced Tuesday night.