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.
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.
Police officials in Nigeria say two car bombs killed at least 8 people in the capital, Abuja. The bombings marred celebrations in Nigeria marking 50 years of independence from Britain. Anchor Marco Werman gets details from the BBC's Komla Dumor in Abuja.
This past week Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina published an essay that has sent his Twitter feed into overdrive. In the essay he shares that he is gay. Coming out as a gay man in a country where being gay is illegal could be dangerous but that, according to writer Wainaina, is precisely the point.
In northeast Nigeria, Boko Haram is hiding in plain sight, so thousands of citizens there have formed their own vigilante group for protection. The idea is to do what the Nigerian military can't seem to do: root out the extremists
After months of taking a light approach toward the militants of Boko Haram, the Nigerian military has been on the offensive in recent weeks and seems to be winning. But that doesn't mean the Islamist group is disappearing any time soon.
Unlike Marvel's Storm character from its X-Men series and Black Panther, who both hail from the fictional country of Wakanda in Africa, Jide Martin’s characters are truly African-born. And many are inspired by Nigerian folklore.