"They are starving to death on a daily basis. Between 10 and 11 people, including men, women and children, die daily since the IDP (internally displaced persons) camp was opened three months ago," says a civilian vigilante.
Amina Ali Nkeki, one of the missing Chibok schoolgirls, has been found in a forest carrying her 4-month-old daughter. She is the first to be rescued since their capture two years ago and today she met with Nigeria's president.
Leonard Tshitenge grew up in the Democratic Republic of Congo eating food from the region. But, now living in the US, the dishes he remembers aren't served anywhere. So he and his wife, who is from Nigeria, decided to teach Americans how to eat like they did back home.
“Nkem means my own,” says Ifejika. “You know, like this this belongs to me. And it can be used as a term of endearment. And then Nkemakonam, which is the name in full, means may I never lack what is mine.”
Olumide Oresegun says his enchanting, life-like work has been shared hundreds of thousands of times on social media since he posted some photos of it, and he wants people to know there is realism in Africa.
A US team of military advisers is on the ground in Nigeria to help in the search for more than 200 schools girls abducted more than three weeks ago. Fatima Zanna Gana — one of the leaders of Nigeria's #BringBackOurGirls campaign — says some Nigerians are worried about just what the international presence will mean.
But that is all set to change this weekend. When Udoka Azubuike leads his Kansas Jayhawks into the men's college basketball Final Four against Villanova in San Antonio, his mom should be cheering in the stands.
Nigeria's military has denied reports that a recent Boko Haram attack near the town of Baga took some two thousand lives earlier this month. But satellite images released by Amnesty International offer proof of a wide swath of destruction.
Lagos, Nigeria, is Africa's largest city and it could double in size by 2050. As city officials and developers undertake a project they say will make Lagos a global city of the future, critics argue that megacity gentrification is hurting working people. A new land use tax increase threatens even more strain.
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.