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Relatively quietly, Nigeria has become an attractive market for American businesses. In fact, the largest and most important market in Africa has become one of the 20 global destinations for foreign direct investment (FDI), and Nigeria receives the largest amount of FDI in Africa.
U.S. authorities officially has designated the shadowy Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram as a terrorist organization, ending what has been a heated debate in the past year within the State Department on the status of the group, which is believed to have ties to al Qaeda affiliates in Africa.
The leader of Nigeria's extremist Islamic sect threatens to burn down more schools and kill teachers. But he denies his fighters are killing children.
Nigeria is miffed at U.S. criticism of its president after he pardoned a politician convicted of corruption and of the Nigerian army's response to terrorist attacks in the oil-rich West African nation.
A little-known Islamic extremist group claimed responsibility Monday for the kidnapping of seven foreign workers from northern Nigeria, threatening their safety if anyone tried to intervene and free them.
The Supreme Court plunged into its new term Monday with a high-stakes dispute between businesses and human rights groups over accountability for foreign atrocities. The next nine months hold the prospect for major rulings on affirmative action, gay marriage and voting rights.
The Supreme Court plunged into its new term Monday with a high-stakes dispute between businesses and human rights groups over accountability for foreign atrocities.
Nigeria, a key U.S. oil supplier, is under severe threat from Islamic terrorists, but the democratic West African nation "is not going to collapse, implode or go away," said a top American diplomat who has served as ambassador to three African countries.
The U.S. ambassador to Nigeria compared the terrorist violence in the northern part of the West African nation to the crime wave that gripped New York in the 1980s, as he urged the Nigerian government to abandon "heavy-handed" military tactics and adopt a softer approach in dealing with the Islamic militant threat.