Cellphone service was cut off Thursday in areas of northeast Nigeria as jet fighters streaked through the sky and more soldiers were deployed to fight Islamic extremists waging a brutal insurgency.
Seventeen pregnant teenage girls and 11 babies were rescued Friday from a Nigerian home that's a suspected baby factory, police in the southeastern Imo province said.
More than 900 Christians were slaughtered in Nigeria last year, giving it the distinction of being the nation with the highest Christian death toll.
Collusion between the shadowy northern Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram and al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb is raising the specter that internationally linked Islamic terrorism may be reaching deeper into the heart of Africa than the Obama administration is willing to acknowledge.
Canadian Ambassador Gary Doer is traveling the United States to promote the Keystone XL project as U.S. environmentalists threaten President Obama with civil unrest if he approves the proposed oil pipeline from Alberta to Texas.
Ron Hines, a Texas-licensed veterinarian, loves animals. He didn't want to stop helping dogs, cats and other pets after he suffered a debilitating injury in 2002 that limited his ability to conduct a regular practice. So he turned to the Internet to put his skills to the use of pet owners around the world with no access to traditional pet care.
The opening sentence was as simple, declarative and revolutionary as a line out of Hemingway:
Chinua Achebe, the internationally celebrated Nigerian author, statesman and dissident who gave literary birth to modern Africa with "Things Fall Apart" and continued for decades to rewrite and reclaim the history of his native country, has died. He was 82.
Nigerian author Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani was just 10 years old when she first read Chinua Achebe's groundbreaking novel "Things Fall Apart."