• Joe Biden Sep 13

    Russia Is Building Its Military Influence in Africa, Challenging U.S. and French Dominance

    Russia is seeking to upend the status quo in Africa, using insecurity and diplomatic disputes with Western powers as a springboard to expand its presence on the continent.

  • Nigeria Oct 23, 2020

    Nigeria Says 51 Civilians, 18 Security Forces Dead in Unrest

    Nigeria’s president says 51 civilians have been killed in unrest following days of peaceful protests over police abuses

  • Africa Mar 14, 2019

    Nigeria Halts Search a Day After School Collapses; 8 Dead

    Nigerian officials on Thursday halted search efforts a day after a school building collapsed in Lagos with an unknown number of children inside. The death toll was eight and could rise. As some anguished families protested and sifted through the rubble for any sign of their children, National Emergency Management Agency official Ibrahim Farinloye said workers had reached the foundation...

  • Africa Mar 13, 2019

    Dozens Trapped in Nigeria School Collapse, at Least 8 Dead

    Emergency crews sifted through debris as night fell on frantic efforts to rescue scores of school children and others feared trapped inside a three-story building that collapsed Wednesday in Nigeria’s densely populated commercial capital, Lagos. At least eight people were confirmed dead and 37 others were rescued alive. Anguished families crowded around the flattened remains of the building, which housed...

  • spokesman Feb 16, 2019

    Nigeria's Candidates Blame Each Other in Surprise Vote Delay

    Nigeria’s top candidates on Saturday condemned the surprise last-minute decision to delay the presidential election for a week until Feb. 23, blaming each other but appealing to Africa’s largest democracy for calm. The decision, announced five hours before polls were to open, is a costly one, with analysts at SBM Intelligence estimating an economic hit of $2 billion, plus a...

  • Twitter Mar 21, 2018

    Boko Haram Frees Nigerian Girls, But Warns Not to Put Them in School

    Boko Haram Islamic extremists brought back nearly all of the 110 girls they had kidnapped from a boarding school last month, dropping them off in the middle of the night Wednesday with a warning: “Don’t ever put your daughters in school again.” Several of the girls interviewed by The Associated Press said they had been traveling for days before the...

  • Associated Press May 20, 2017

    Freed Nigerian Schoolgirls Meet Families After 3 Years

    The 82 Nigerian schoolgirls recently released after more than three years in Boko Haram captivity reunited with their families Saturday as anxious parents looked for signs of how deeply the extremists had changed their daughters’ lives. Brightly dressed families rushed through the crowd in the capital, Abuja, and embraced. One small group sank to their knees, with a woman raising...

  • PRESIDENT May 7, 2017

    82 Freed Chibok Schoolgirls Arrive in Nigeria's Capital

    Five Boko Haram commanders have been released in exchange for the freedom of 82 Chibok schoolgirls, says a Nigerian government official. The official spoke on condition of anonymity as he was not authorized to speak to reporters on the matter. The confirmation of the prisoner swap Sunday comes a day after the young women were liberated after more than three...

  • PRESIDENT Apr 14, 2017

    Nigeria Marks 3 Years Since Schoolgirls' Mass Abduction

    Nigerians on Friday marked three years since the mass abduction of nearly 300 schoolgirls by Boko Haram extremists amid anger that government efforts to negotiate their freedom appear to have stalled. Activists were expected to rally in the capital, Abuja, and commercial hub Lagos to urge President Muhammadu Buhari’s government to do more to free the nearly 200 schoolgirls who...

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