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    1. December 12, 2014

      Women of 2014: Hadiza Bala Usman

      It started with an email copied to a few dozen friends and contacts, and fast became a worldwide phenomenon. After the...

    2. December 11, 2014

      Former military leader Buhari set to challenge Nigeria’s Jonathan

      Muhamadu Buhari, Nigeria’s former military ruler, has emerged as the presidential candidate for the main opposition...

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    1. December 1, 2014

      Boko Haram extremists storm Nigerian city

      Nigerian security forces scrambled to defend Damaturu, the capital of the north eastern state of Yobe on Monday after Boko...

    2. November 28, 2014

      Bomb attacks kill dozens outside mosque in Nigeria

      Multiple bomb blasts have killed dozens as they gathered for Friday prayers outside the central mosque in Kano, northern...

    3. FT Photo Diary

      November 28, 2014

      Fighting Boko Harem

      A group of Nigerian traditional hunters and vigilantes gather on vehicles on their way to engage Boko Haram militants in...

    4. November 17, 2014

      Nigeria’s chaotic strategy against Boko Haram is failing

      In Potiskum, a northern Nigerian town, hundreds of schoolchildren last Monday stood on their assembly ground with their...

    5. beyondbrics

      November 7, 2014

      Guest post: what can be done about the huge challenges facing education in Nigeria?

      By Wale Tinubu of Oando PLC The tragic case of the more than 250 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in northern Nigeria has...

    6. October 20, 2014

      Nigeria saw off Ebola but fraud and Boko Haram plague country

      Nigeria has had many battles on its hands this year but only one resounding victory: against Ebola. By Monday, six weeks had...

    7. October 19, 2014

      Release of kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls in the balance

      Top Nigerian officials have taken a gamble by declaring a ceasefire with Boko Haram extremists and heralding a deal to free...

    8. October 17, 2014

      Nigeria agrees ceasefire with Boko Haram

      Nigeria has reached a ceasefire agreement with Boko Haram and secured a deal for the release of 219 schoolgirls held by the...

    9. October 15, 2014

      Muhammadu Buhari declares Nigerian presidential bid

      Nigeria’s former military ruler, Muhammadu Buhari, has formally launched a fresh attempt to return to power in elections in...

    10. October 11, 2014

      Chinese workers among 27 Boko Haram hostages freed in Cameroon

      YAOUNDE, Oct 11 – Twenty-seven hostages seized by suspected militants from Boko Haram in Cameroon this year, including 10...

    11. October 5, 2014

      Better governance is the only sustainable solution for Africa

      When I first started talking about the potential for investment and business opportunities in Africa some 20 years ago, I...

    12. The World

      October 3, 2014

      The Boko Haram Hydra

      Abubakar Shekau has been killed and resurrected so many times now he is using up his proverbial nine lives . The leader of...

    13. October 1, 2014

      Nigeria claims success against Boko Haram

      Nigeria is “turning the tide” against Islamist extremists, President Goodluck Jonathan said on Wednesday after a string of...

    14. September 9, 2014

      Boko Haram opens new front against Nigerian forces

      A son of Olusegun Obasanjo, the former Nigerian president, has been shot and injured in an attempt by government forces to...

    15. September 5, 2014

      Boko Haram gains ground around Maiduguri

      Inhabitants of the largest city in Nigeria’s north east are braced for a possible assault by Boko Haram extremists after...

    16. August 1, 2014

      Kidnap attack shows an expanding Boko Haram now targeting Cameroon

      The family of Amadou Ali, Cameroon’s vice-prime minister, was ready to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the holiday marking the end of...

    17. August 1, 2014

      A feeding frenzy on Facebook

      The Facebook feed has been filling with rage about Gaza. Well, my wife’s Facebook feed, to be precise. I long ago culled...

    18. July 27, 2014

      Boko Haram kidnaps wife of Cameroon politician

      Boko Haram militants have kidnapped the wife of Cameroon’s vice-prime minister, one of the most audacious attacks by the...

    19. July 6, 2014

      Gunmen kill 22 in Kenya coast attacks

      Al-Qaeda-linked militants have claimed responsibility for overnight massacres along Kenya’s coast – the third such attack in...

    20. FT Photo Diary

      June 27, 2014

      Faces of the missing

      Erik De Castro/Reuters Students from an all-girls Catholic school, St Scholastica’s College, wear masks depicting kidnapped...

    21. June 25, 2014

      More than 20 killed in Nigeria blast

      At least 21 people were killed and 17 badly injured on Wednesday when a suspected car bomb exploded outside a shopping...

    22. June 15, 2014

      Tony Blair links alleged Birmingham schools plot to Boko Haram

      Former UK prime minister Tony Blair has compared the alleged attempt by hardline Muslims to take over schools in Birmingham...

    23. June 12, 2014

      Goodluck Jonathan faces challenge from anti-corruption ex-general

      Muhammadu Buhari, who could emerge as the main challenger to Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan at next year’s elections,...

    24. June 9, 2014

      Nigeria’s Jonathan still the man to beat despite leadership criticism

      Few African heads of state have experienced a drubbing at the hands of traditional and social media quite like Nigeria’s...

    25. June 6, 2014

      Tens of thousands of Nigerians gather to mourn emir of Kano

      Tens of thousands of people gathered in the ancient city of Kano on Friday for the burial of Nigeria’s longest serving, and...

    26. June 5, 2014

      Boko Haram kills dozens in assault on Nigerian villages

      Dozens of civilians have been massacred in three villages in Nigeria’s remote north east in the latest attacks carried out...

    27. beyondbrics

      June 4, 2014

      Guest post: the G7 must act on transparency and corruption

      By Mo Ibrahim of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation As G7 leaders meet in Brussels, it’s worth reflecting for a moment on the changes...

    28. beyondbrics

      June 4, 2014

      Nigeria stock exchange flies in spite of Boko Haram, with help from MSCI

      Nigeria is receiving a large influx in foreign portfolio flows in spite of investors’ unease following the terror campaign...

    29. June 1, 2014

      Nigeria bomb blast kills at least 14

      June 1 (Reuters) – A bomb blast targeting a television viewing centre for football in northeast Nigeria killed at least 14...

    30. FT Photo Diary

      May 29, 2014

      Marching for the stolen girls

      Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP A woman with a sticker on her head bearing the slogan “Bring back our girls” marches for the release of...

    31. The World

      May 23, 2014

      Empty symbolism of UN's blacklist of Boko Haram

        Nigerian teachers at a rally in Lagos protesting against the abduction of 200 schoolgirls and the killing of 173 of their...

    32. beyondbrics

      May 22, 2014

      FT interview: Nigeria seeks to reassure investors

      The Nigerian economy has enough resilience to ride out the wave of Boko Haram terror attacks, the country’s finance minister...

    33. May 21, 2014

      Pillar of west African security struggles to keep peace at home in Nigeria

      In the not so distant past Nigeria’s armed forces claimed to be the linchpin of west African security, better equipped and...

    34. May 20, 2014

      Bomb blasts in Nigerian city of Jos leave scores dead

      Scores of people were killed on Tuesday in a closely timed pair of bombings in the religiously divided city of Jos in the...

    35. May 18, 2014

      Nigeria is failing its abducted girls

      It is six weeks since Boko Haram extremists abducted more than 200 teenage girls from their school in Nigeria’s remote...

    36. May 18, 2014

      West African nations pledge united front against Boko Haram

      West African nations have pledged to join together in the fight against Boko Haram, the movement behind the kidnapping of...

    37. The World

      May 18, 2014

      The war on terror moves to Africa

      Onlookers at an explosion in Nairobi (Getty) Join the dots from this week’s news stories and you get a picture of an African...

    38. May 17, 2014

      Britain offers Nigeria military advisers as Boko Haram plan emerges

      PARIS, May 17 – Britain offered on Saturday to send advisers to help the Nigerian military organise its efforts to fight...

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