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Stories with place: Nigeria
  • Nigeria's military: Battling tribal militia, not civilians 
    Updated: May-04-15 5:02 pm

    JOS, Nigeria - Nigeria's military is battling a dangerous tribal militia that could grow into a terrorist group in central Nigeria and denies accusations its troops have killed dozens of civilians, the Defense Ministry spokesman said Monday.

  • With rescue near, Boko Haram stoned Nigerian girls to death story has photos
    Updated: May-03-15 5:16 pm

    YOLA, Nigeria - Even with the crackle of gunfire signaling rescuers were near, the horrors did not end: Boko Haram fighters stoned captives to death, some girls and women were crushed by an armored car and three died when a land mine exploded as they walked to freedom.

  • Niger governor orders evacuations due to Boko Haram 
    Updated: May-01-15 1:28 pm

    NIAMEY, Niger - A governor in southern Niger has ordered residents of islands on Lake Chad to evacuate to the mainland by Monday because of the threat posed by Boko Haram militants from Nigeria.

  • Australia wary of escalating rift after Indonesia executions story has photos
    Updated: Apr-29-15 2:04 pm

    CANBERRA, Australia - Australia said it would withdraw its ambassador to Indonesia after two Australians were among eight drug traffickers executed by the Southeast Asian country Wednesday, but was wary of escalating hostilities with its neighbor despite a public outcry.

  • Profiles of 8 drug traffickers executed in Indonesia 
    Updated: Apr-28-15 9:44 pm

    CILACAP, Indonesia - Indonesia early Wednesday executed eight people convicted of drug smuggling, according to foreign governments and local media reports, although a Philippine woman was granted a stay of execution.

  • Niger army retakes control of island from Boko Haram 
    Updated: Apr-27-15 5:44 pm

    NIAMEY, Niger - Niger's government says its military has retaken control of the island of Karamga in Lake Chad after an attack by Boko Haram on its positions there.

  • Nigeria recalls diplomats from South Africa over attacks story has photos
    Updated: Apr-26-15 2:16 pm

    LAGOS, Nigeria - Nigeria is recalling its top diplomats in South Africa because of "ongoing xenophobia targeting foreigners," according to a government statement.

  • Stephen Keshi signs new contract as Nigeria coach 
    Updated: Apr-21-15 2:32 pm

    ABUJA, Nigeria - Stephen Keshi signed a two-year contract to continue as head coach of Nigeria on Tuesday, calling it "a new page" after a tumultuous story so far that has seen him guide the country to the African title, resign, return, get fired and then be reinstated.

  • CORRECTION: Boko Haram-UN story 
    Updated: Apr-17-15 9:47 am

    LAGOS, Nigeria - In a story April 16 about negotiations for a U.N. mandate for a multination force to fight Boko Haram, The Associated Press incorrectly stated that a Chapter 7 mandate requires military enforcement. Some articles in Chapter 7 of the U.N. charter ban military enforcement.

  • Man indicted in US for drug deal elected senator in Nigeria story has photos
    Updated: Apr-16-15 6:19 pm

    LAGOS, Nigeria - A man indicted in the United States for allegedly smuggling heroin, in a case that was the basis for the TV hit "Orange Is The New Black," has been elected a senator in Nigeria.

  • Nigerian military focus on area abducted girls believed held story has photos
    Updated: Apr-15-15 5:54 pm

    LAGOS, Nigeria - Nigerian military operations against Boko Haram are focusing on a northeastern forest where officials believe more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped a year ago are being held, the government's counter-insurgency spokesman said Wednesday.

  • Nigerian opposition wins key states, shores up victory 
    Updated: Apr-13-15 10:41 am

    LAGOS, Nigeria - Nigeria's opposition is winning key states from the party of defeated President Goodluck Jonathan, with results still coming in Monday from weekend elections marred by killings, low turnouts and the snatching of ballot boxes.

  • 800,000 children forced from homes in Boko Haram violence story has photos
    Updated: Apr-13-15 7:59 am

    LAGOS, Nigeria - The children's drawings show men with guns, a coffin, a car exploding. One picture has stick-like figures of eight siblings missed by their teenage sister.

  • Pope, thousands brave rain for Easter in St. Peter's Square story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-05-15 11:22 am

    VATICAN CITY - In an Easter peace wish, Pope Francis on Sunday praised the framework nuclear agreement with Iran as an opportunity to make the world safer, while expressing deep worry about bloodshed in Libya, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Nigeria and elsewhere in Africa.