- 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.
- Nigerian princess seeks funds to help Boko Haram survivors Updated: Apr-29-16 3:26 am
ATLANTA - It pains Nigerian princess Modupe Ozolua every time she hears about the suicide bombings, killings and kidnappings by the Boko Haram militant group in her ancestral homeland.
- Nigeria condemns attacks blamed on herders, vows crackdown Updated: Apr-28-16 12:49 pm
WARRI, Nigeria - The Fulani herdsmen community in southeastern Nigeria on Thursday blamed "criminals and mercenaries" for an attack this week that left 20 dead and prompted vows from the government to crack down on violence between herders and farmers.
- Poll: Wide differences in Muslim views on political Islam Updated: Apr-27-16 10:17 am
RAMALLAH, West Bank - A survey in 10 countries with significant Muslim populations, released Wednesday, found "striking" differences in the extent to which people believe the Quran should influence a nation's laws.
- Pirates release 6 Turks captured off Nigerian coast Updated: Apr-26-16 7:34 am
ANKARA, Turkey - A Turkish maritime company says six crew members of a tanker ship who were captured by pirates off the coast of Nigeria have been released.
- US says piracy in Gulf of Guinea increasing at alarming rate Updated: Apr-25-16 7:59 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The United States warned Monday that piracy and armed robbery are increasing at an alarming rate in the Gulf of Guinea, pointing to reports by industry experts of at least 32 attacks off the coast of Nigeria alone so far this year.
- US men's basketball set for 5-game pre-Olympic schedule Updated: Apr-25-16 12:36 pm
The U.S. Olympic men's basketball team will face Argentina and three other opponents during a five-game, five-city exhibition tour leading up to the Summer Games.
- Returning home is a mixed blessing for victims of Boko Haram Updated: Apr-23-16 2:47 am
YOLA, Nigeria - "Bring Back Our Girls," say the placards in the park and the tweets read around the world. But for thousands of girls and women who've escaped Boko Haram's clutches, the message they've sometimes encountered at homecomings has been "Stay Away."
- 'Eclipsed' shows on Broadway to be dedicated to victims Updated: Apr-22-16 2:54 pm
NEW YORK - In an effort to shine a light on the hundreds of girls abducted from a school in Nigeria two years ago, all performances of the Broadway play "Eclipsed" will be dedicated to the still-missing victims.
- Amnesty urges Nigeria to 'come clean' over Shiite killings Updated: Apr-22-16 10:52 am
ABUJA, Nigeria - Satellite images and witness accounts offer damning new evidence that Nigeria's military killed hundreds of minority Shiite Muslims late last year, Amnesty International said in a report Friday.
- UN envoy: America won't give up trying to find Chibok girls Updated: Apr-21-16 3:28 pm
ABUJA, Nigeria - The United States will never give up trying to bring the Chibok girls home, U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power said Thursday as she met with protesters who have been holding vigil each day in Nigeria's capital.
- US warns of links between Islamic State, Boko Haram Updated: Apr-20-16 2:32 pm
N'DJAMENA, Chad - At "Ground Zero" in Africa's counterterrorism fight, senior U.S. officials warned of deepening links between the Islamic State and Boko Haram and prodded Chad's ruling strongman to introduce reforms for the sake of long-term stability.
- Nigerians march for Chibok girls on kidnapping anniversary Updated: Apr-14-16 10:18 am
LAGOS, Nigeria - Angry over lack of progress to resolve one of the highest-profile mass kidnappings in the world, Nigerians marched in their country's major cities on Thursday to demand the safe return of girls who were abducted by Boko Haram extremists two years ago from a school in Chibok.
- UN official: More help needed for Africa's Sahel region Updated: Apr-12-16 6:27 pm
UNITED NATIONS - A senior U.N. official on Tuesday said the ongoing poverty and horror resulting from attacks by the extremist Boko Haram group in Africa's Lake Chad basin are at their worst and called for increased relief funding for its 3 million people and broader international engagement in the region.
- Nigeria faces suspension by FIFA over outside interference Updated: Apr-12-16 1:32 pm
ABUJA, Nigeria - Nigeria faces being suspended by FIFA for the third time since 2010 over a court ruling that ordered the removal of the head of the national soccer federation.
- Child bombers used by Boko Haram increases 10-fold: UNICEF Updated: Apr-12-16 11:18 am
KANO, Nigeria - The number of child bombers used by the Islamic extremists of Boko Haram has increased from four to 44 in a year with devastating consequences in communities that now see children as threats, UNICEF said Tuesday.
- Pirates board Turkish vessel, capture 6 crew off Nigeria Updated: Apr-11-16 9:41 am
ANKARA, Turkey - A Turkish maritime company says pirates have boarded a tanker ship off the coast of Nigeria and kidnapped six of its crew members.
- The Latest: El Salvador raids offices in Panama Papers case Updated: Apr-08-16 8:05 pm
LONDON - The Latest on the publication by a coalition of media outlets of an investigation into offshore financial dealings by the rich and famous (all times local):
- Nigerian military opens camp to rehabilitate Boko Haram Updated: Apr-06-16 5:39 am
KANO, Nigeria - Nigeria's military has opened a camp to rehabilitate Boko Haram fighters who have surrendered and are repentant, according to a statement Wednesday that urged other fighters to abandon the Islamic insurgency that has claimed 20,000 lives in six years.
- Cameroon: Joint forces arrest 300 Boko Haram fighters Updated: Apr-05-16 7:54 am
YAOUNDE, Cameroon - Cameroon says multinational forces fighting Boko Haram have arrested over 300 Islamic extremists and freed at least 2,000 people from their strongholds along Cameroon, Nigeria and Chad borders.
- Leader of breakaway Boko Haram faction arrested in Nigeria Updated: Apr-04-16 12:24 pm
ABUJA, Nigeria - Nigerian security agents have arrested the leader of breakaway Boko Haram faction Ansaru, the Ministry of Defense said.