Among those killed in the crush of the Hajj crowd in Mina, Saudi Arabia, last week was a woman beloved in Nigeria and beyond. Hajiya Bilkisu Yusuf, a pioneering journalist and activist, broke down barriers in a patriarchal society.
The legalization of gay marriage in the US has sparked increased homophobia in Nigeria. Now fear is growing that Obama may bring up the issue during the Nigerian president's trip to the White House later this month.
Feminist and social activist bell hooks says the abductions in Nigeria are a tragedy — but not entirely disconnected from the way young black girls are treated in the US. She says the US has a long way to go to address gender and racial equality at home.
Revenge may have played a role in the Sunday massacre in central Nigeria. Anchor David Baron speaks with Michele Gelfand of the University of Maryland about her research into the cultural factors behind revenge.
The results of presidential elections in Nigeria have been met with deadly rioting. The BBC's Dan Isaacs tells anchor Lisa Mullins most of violence is in the mainly Muslim north where residents say it is their turn to hold Nigeria's presidency.
The Pentagon is accusing the Chinese military of cyber-spying on US businesses and government sites. Chinese hackers appear to have upgraded their skills. They are like many hackers around the world using better English.
Nigeria's government is trying once more to eliminate its fuel subsidy, sending gasoline, heating and cooking oil prices skyrocketing. In response, workers have called an indefinite, general strike and demanded the government back down.
Kim Jong Un is known around the world for his hair, but evidently he's a little sensitive about it. The "dear leader" of North Korea wants a London barbershop to take down a promotional photo that uses his image with the words "Bad Hair Day." That and more in today's Global Scan.