At least 29 people died in a head-on crash involving two buses Friday in northeastern Nigeria, national police said.
Pirates traded gunfire with Togo security forces early Tuesday from a hijacked oil tanker off the west coast of Africa, the International Maritime Bureau said.
A look into the development and investment of golf courses across Nigeria.
Nigeria is not renowned for its golfers, or its golf clubs.
Two weeks ago I visited the Africa Village at London's Kensington Gardens, to appear on a radio show being broadcast from there. After the interview, I lingered, wandering around the national stands, savoring the Nigerian hip-hop that blared from the speakers. I stood in line to receive an inscription -- carefully traced out on paper by a cheerful, elderly man wielding a quill pen -- of my name in English and Arabic.
South Africa's "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius talks to CNN about his life and plans for the London 2012 Olympics.
Security forces killed 20 suspected members of the militant Islamic group Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria on Sunday, an army captain said.
The sudden death of Ghana's president, John Atta Mills, on July 24 did not come as a rude surprise. Most Ghanaians already knew his health was failing; he was losing his eyesight and voice.
Gunmen attacked a church in the central Nigerian state of Kogi, killing at least 19 people, a military official said Tuesday.
Gunmen attacked a barge belonging to an oil service company near the coast of Nigeria on Saturday, killing two sailors and taking four foreigners hostage.
Fifty-three determined men and women will sport Nigeria's green and white colors during the London Games -- the second-biggest Olympic team hailing from Sub-Saharan Africa -- carrying the nation's hopes for the first gold medal in 16 years.
Heavy rains in central Nigeria triggered a flood that washed away houses and killed at least 21 people, government officials said Monday.
At least 95 bodies were recovered after a fire that followed a gasoline tanker spill Thursday in Nigeria, government officials said.
Nigeria's Rotimi Babatunde has won the 2012 Caine Prize for African Writing for his short story Bombay's Republic.
When Jason Njoku graduated from his UK-based university in 2005, he was filled with high hopes of entrepreneurial success.
New York African Film Festival founder Mahen Bonetti looks at the evolution of filmmakers in Africa.
A militant Islamist group claimed responsibility Monday for bombings the day before that the Nigerian Red Cross said left 50 people at three Christian churches in Nigeria.
Three people died in clashes with police in Jos, hours after a car bomb killed five people during services at a church.
Three church bombings and retaliatory attacks in northern Nigeria killed at least 50 people Sunday and injured more than 130 others, the Nigerian Red Cross Society said.
A Nigerian man whose wife was among 153 people killed Sunday when a MD-83 aircraft crashed in Lagos, Nigeria, has filed suit against the manufacturer of the plane and its engines, and against the estate of the American who was piloting the aircraft.
The search for bodies of those killed in a plane crash in Nigeria's major city of Lagos has ended, authorities said Wednesday.
Josephine and Jennifer Onita were returning from the wedding of a close friend in Nigeria.
Nigerian aviation authorities suspended Dana Air's operating license Tuesday as torrential rain hampered recovery efforts after a deadly weekend plane crash.
Lagos residents recount the moment the plane crashed with 153 people on board. CNN's Vladimir Duthiers reports.
Beyond a vague familiarity with the world's major airlines, most travelers know little about the hundreds of carriers transporting passengers across the globe. Sunday's deadly air crash in Nigeria raises questions about the safety of international airlines. So how do passengers find safety information?
None of the 153 people on a Nigerian airplane survived the crash into a Lagos neighborhood. Vladimir Duthiers reports.
The search for bodies and, hopefully, survivors in Nigeria's most populated city continued through the night and into Monday, hours after an airliner crashed killing all 153 passengers and crew on board and at least 10 people on the ground.
Two church bombings in northern Nigeria killed at least 15 people and wounded 38 others Sunday morning, the Red Cross said.
James Ibori, the former Governor of Nigeria's oil region, pleaded guilty to stealing $250 million over eight years
The arrest of a Nigerian politician who deposited millions of dollars of stolen money in UK accounts has raised questions about the role of British banks in corruption.
Thirty-four people were killed and 30 wounded in an attack on a cattle market in Nigeria's northern Yobe state, a government official briefed on the investigation said Thursday.
A suicide attack on Monday in northeastern Nigeria killed 11 people and wounded another 26, a spokesman for the Nigerian Red Cross in Abuja told CNN.
Gunmen attacked Christians worshipping on a Nigerian university campus on Sunday, with witnesses reporting multiple explosions and gunfire.
A managing director of a newspaper targeted in Nigeria believes Boko Haram is responsible. CNN's Vlad Duthiers reports.
For decades, many African countries saw some of their most skilful young people take their talents to other parts of the world, lured by the financial prospects outside the continent.
Nkepile Mabuse reports from Nigeria where "repats"are leaving cash-strapped Europe to return to Africa for work.
Dead bodies littered a road in northern Nigeria on Sunday after a massive explosion that an official said killed 25 people and a witness said shattered windows of a nearby church where worshipers were celebrating Easter.
CNN's Nkepile Mabuse reports on how Muslim efforts to impose Sharia law on Nigeria are causing conflict.
CNN's Richard Quest talks to Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala about her bid to lead the World Bank.
The Nigerian contender to head the World Bank, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, said Wednesday she is ready to lead from day one and would make it a nimbler, more responsive organization.
CNN's Nima Elbagir reports on a failed Nigeria hostage rescue and families looking for answers from their governments.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan said Thursday he takes some of the responsibility for a failed hostage rescue attempt in which an Italian and a British man died.
An Italian who was killed during a failed hostage rescue attempt in Nigeria was shot four times, a doctor told reporters.
A suicide car bomber targets worshippers at a Catholic church in the central Nigerian city of Jos.
Tensions ran high in the central Nigerian city of Jos on Sunday in the aftermath of an explosion outside a Catholic church that left six people dead, according to hospital and government officials.
A group of local journalists in northern Nigeria has become the most crucial communication link between the militant Islamist terror group Boko Haram and the rest of the world.
Nigerian extremist group Boko Haram have killed more than 100 people in the past week, but what are their aims?
In a meeting Friday with his Italian counterpart, British Foreign Secretary William Hague sought to explain why Rome had not been consulted before a failed rescue attempt that resulted in the deaths Thursday in Nigeria of two hostages -- an Italian and a Briton.
The suspected killers of Italian and British hostages who had been held in Nigeria have been arrested, an adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan said Thursday in a statement, according to the government-run Nigerian Television Authority.
Human rights groups met a somewhat skeptical Supreme Court on Tuesday as they presented arguments on whether foreign victims of torture and other crimes against humanity can sue corporations and other organizations in U.S. federal courts.
Fear and anxiety gripped churchgoers in Nigeria on Sunday after four people were killed in the latest church attack.
Move over Disney -- a Nigerian animator has produced an educational cartoon to teach youngsters about African culture.
Police captured 25 inmates freed when gunmen stormed a prison in central Nigeria, spraying bullets and emptying cells in a brazen evening attack, officials said Friday.
About 25 gunmen attacked a prison in Nigeria's central Kogi state and freed a number of inmates, a police spokesman said Thursday.
Nigerian billionaire Folorunsho Alakija talks about her upbringing and how those early days shaped her future.
From shaking up Nigeria's fashion scene to striking it rich in the oil business, Nigerian billionaire Folorunso Alakija has tasted success in all walks of life.
Nigerian authorities say they have arrested a terror attack suspect who recently escaped police custody under suspicious circumstances.
CNN's Max Foster talks to Northwestern University professor Richard Joseph about the escalating violence in Nigeria.
The spokesman for Nigerian militant group Boko Haram has been captured after a months-long surveillance operation, a spokesman for Nigerian police said Wednesday.
He is the son of a canoe-carver, a mild-mannered academic who wears a fedora but eschews the flowing robes and bombastic brashness that often characterize Africa's "Big Man" leaders.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has suddenly shifted his attitude toward the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, as violence spreads across northern Nigeria.
CNN's Nima Elbagir reports on Boko Haram militant threats and attacks on police and civilians in Nigeria.
Militants launched a fresh attack Monday in Nigeria's second largest city, Kano, which is already reeling from a series of bombings and shootings that killed more than 200 people earlier this month.
Nigerian security forces killed 11 suspected Islamic militants Saturday in the northeastern city of Maiduguri.
As the rest of the world rang in 2012, Nigerians awoke to an unpleasant New Year's Day surprise: Their government announced the removal of a longstanding fuel subsidy that had helped to hold down gas prices in the largely impoverished country. Almost overnight, the price of fuel more than doubled, plunging the West African nation into mass unrest and bringing commerce to a standstill.
Nearly a week after a spate of bombings and shootings in northern Nigeria killed more than 200 people, authorities are fighting to stay ahead of the militants blamed for the attacks.
A German worker was kidnapped Thursday in Kano, a northern Nigerian city wracked by violence, police said.
The inspector general of police in Nigeria has been fired, aides to the Nigerian president said Wednesday.
CNN's Nima Elbagir says some of the Kano attack victims were too scared to go to the hospital.
A joint military task force in Nigeria arrested 158 suspected members of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, security sources told CNN Tuesday, three days after a spate of bombings and shootings left more than 200 people dead in Nigeria's second-largest city.
Nigeria's president toured his nation's second largest city Sunday after blasts there killed at least 157 people, and left the police headquarters and other government buildings in charred ruins.
A night-time curfew has been imposed in the Nigerian city of Kano, days after a deadly series of attacks.
Nigeria imposed a 24-hour curfew Saturday in the northern city of Kano after assailants killed scores of people and wounded others in a hail of gunfire and coordinated bombings of eight government sites.
The governor of Cameroon's Far North Region on Thursday said threats posed by militant Islamist group Boko Haram were "very critical."
The head of Nigeria's police has been given 24 hours to produce a terror attack suspect who escaped police custody under suspicious circumstances, a government minister said Thursday.
A police commissioner in Nigeria has been suspended after the escape of a suspected terror group member, Nigerian police confirmed Wednesday.
CNN's Nima Elbagir reports on the deteriorating situation in Nigeria amid attacks by Boko Haram.
Nima Elbagir reports on Nigerian labor groups suspending their nationwide strike after hearing from the president.
An uneasy calm returned to Nigeria's cities Tuesday, a day after two Nigerian labor groups suspended their nationwide strike over the elimination of the country's fuel subsidy.
Vladimir Duthiers samples the somber mood in Nigeria's biggest city as protests over fuel prices grow.
[Updated 4:30 p.m. Monday, January 16] The photo above shows thousands of people gathering at Gani Fawehinmi Park in Lagos, Nigeria, to protest the government's elimination of the country's fuel subsidy.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan addresses his nation as the national strike over soaring fuel prices continues.
Two Nigerian labor groups suspended their nationwide strike Monday over the elimination of the country's fuel subsidy and urged demonstrators to go home "in order to save lives and in the interest of national survival.
Nigeria's national strike entered its fifth day Friday as union officials called for a weekend suspension to allow protesters to go home and stock up on food and water.
Negotiations between labor unions and the Nigerian government ended late Thursday without an agreement to restore fuel subsidies, and a union official expressed resolve, in the absence of an accord, to halt oil production in the eighth-largest petroleum-exporting nation.
Unrest and unhappiness over a sudden spike in fuel prices consumes Nigeria. Vladimir Duthiers is there.
Aging infrastructure struggles to keep up with Nigeria's economy growth. CNN's John Defterios reports.
On the streets of Nigeria, we bear witness to what many see as a bold decision on fuel subsidies is also uncovering decades of frustration and corruption.
Nigerians took to the streets for the second day of a nationwide strike Tuesday, showing their anger over a government decision that has more than doubled fuel prices in the largely impoverished country.
Mass strikes bring Nigeria to a standstill, as Vladimir Duthiers reports.
Nigeria's government is facing rising religious violence in the north, a long-simmering separatist movement in the oil-rich south and now a nationwide strike fueled by widespread anger over the end of fuel subsidies seen by many as one of the few benefits of living in the largely impoverished state.
Furious Nigerians protest fuel prices with violent rallies and a nationwide strike. CNN's Ralitsa Vassileva reports.
Stretching some 7,000 kilometers along the West African coastline, a submarine fiber-optic cable emerges off the coast of Nigeria to help bridge the digital divide in the continent.
Trade unions in Nigeria are calling for a general strike after a government decision prompted gas prices to double.
Police and protesters clashed across Nigeria on Monday amid a nationwide strike and widespread protests over a government decision that more than doubled fuel prices in the largely impoverished country.
Nigeria, Africa's largest oil producer, ended oil subsidies on New Year's Day that had kept gasoline prices artificially low.
A northeastern Nigerian state was under a 24-hour curfew Saturday following three days of violence that left more than 30 Christians dead.
Islamic militants claim credit for attacks that left 25 dead in violence against Nigeria's Christian minority.
Nigeria's president has declared a partial state of emergency to contain a wave of attacks by an Islamic militant group across the country's northeast.
An Islamic militant group in northern Nigeria has claimed responsibility for attacks that killed at least 25 people in a rash of violence against the country's minority Christians, officials said, after it issued an earlier ultimatum that gave Christians three days to leave the area.
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