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    Nigeria claims success against Boko Haram

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

  2. 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...

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    Revised data show Nigeria’s economy is growing rapidly with gross domestic product muc...
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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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,...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. May 17, 2014

    Suspected Boko Haram rebels attack Chinese plant in Cameroon

    Suspected Boko Haram rebels from Nigeria attacked a Chinese work site in northern Cameroon on Friday and at least 10 people...

  26. May 16, 2014

    France steps up efforts to bolster fight against Boko Haram

    France is stepping up international efforts to combat Boko Haram, hosting a hastily-convened meeting in Paris this weekend...

  27. May 15, 2014

    Soldiers rebel in Nigeria’s northeast after ambush by insurgents

    A near mutiny in the barracks at Maiduguri, in northeastern Nigeria, has highlighted deep-seated problems within the...

  28. May 13, 2014

    Nigeria’s insurgency has to be tackled at the roots

    The kidnapping nearly a month ago of more than 200 schoolgirls in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno state is not only a tragedy...

  29. May 13, 2014

    Blighted economy in Nigeria’s north fuels brutal insurgency

    Each time Aliko Dangote travels to the provincial capital of Yola in Adamawa, one of three states worst affected by the...

  30. May 12, 2014

    Boko Haram offers to exchange kidnapped schoolgirls for prisoners

    A new video released by Boko Haram extremists on Monday claims to show the first images of some of the 200 Nigerian...

  31. May 9, 2014

    Nigeria: Beyond reason

    Like an outlaw in the Wild West, Abubakar Shekau has a US government bounty hanging over him – for $7m. The leader of the...

  32. May 7, 2014

    Latest militant attack in Nigeria overshadows economic conference

    Militants have killed more than 125 people in a remote town on Nigeria’s border with Cameroon, adding to concern over...

  33. May 6, 2014

    Nigeria’s feeble leaders confront fearsome demons

    The response of the Nigerian government to the abduction of more than 200 girls from a school in the northeast of the...

  34. May 6, 2014

    Pressure builds on Nigerian government to find kidnapped girls

    Pressure has grown on the Nigerian government to increase its efforts to rescue more than 200 schoolgirls abducted three...

  35. May 6, 2014

    UN warns Nigeria’s Boko Haram over selling schoolgirls as slaves

    GENEVA – The UN has warned Islamist Boko Haram militants on Tuesday that there was no statute of limitations if they carried...

  36. May 5, 2014

    Boko Haram leader threatens to sell abducted schoolgirls in Nigeria

    Boko Haram, the Islamist militant group, yesterday claimed responsibility for the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls in...

  37. May 4, 2014

    Nigeria’s politicians bicker while Islamist conflict claims thousands of lives

    The bombs went off just before 7am on April 14 at the bustling bus station in Nyanya, one of the suburbs of Abuja, Nigeria’s...

  38. May 4, 2014

    Point-scoring by Nigeria’s ruling class obscures bigger picture

    Within 24 hours of a deadly bomb attack on a bus station in Abuja, and on the same day as the shocking abduction of about...

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