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.
Details about a massacre outside the Nigerian city of Jos on Sunday are still sketchy. Authorities arrested dozens of Muslim men after the attacks. The BBC's Komla Dumor visited one of the villages and speaks with one of the survivors.
Drawing from her own family's experiences, author Tayi Selasi's first novel follows a family's journey of leaving its former home and life behind for a new land. Though her novel is a story of immigration, the stories are primarily focused on the emotional lives of these characters.
North Korea is about to have another election. And though the winners are not in doubt, government leaders still want a huge turnout, so they are turning to poems exhorting people to vote. Plus, at the NSA, even the spies are fed up ... with being spied on. All that and more, in today's Global Scan.
The school the Nigerian girls were kidnapped from is in a remote corner of northeast Nigeria. It's so remote that it takes three days by car to get there. Once you get there, you'll find yourself in the heartland of Boko Haram.
The two Americans who contracted Ebola and were evacuated are reportedly doing better, after being administered a highly experimental drug. But no one knows if the drug really helped — and either way, there's not enough to go around. That story and more in today's Global Scan.
Over the last few days alone, militant group Boko Haram has launched suicide bomb attacks using children and reportedly killed hundreds in the town of Baga. The violence has many Nigerians demanding the same solidarity that world leaders offered France after the Charlie Hebdo attack.