| Jun 12, 2014
| 10:08 PM
In Iraq, an al Qaeda splinter group is threatening Baghdad after seizing control of two cities. In Pakistan, the Taliban attacked a major airport twice in one week. And in Nigeria, the Islamist militant group Boko Haram was blamed for another mass...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 5:00 AM
When soldiers of Nigeria's corrupt and incompetent army patrol remote and vulnerable towns in the northeast, boys often watch as they pass, then hurl rocks at them.
Yet early last month, residents of Gamboru Ngala, on the border with Cameroon, cheered...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 3:50 PM
FRANCE VS. NIGERIA
Where: Brasilia. Time: 9 a.m. PDT.
TV: ESPN, Univision.
The buzz: France had little trouble in its group, but it hasn't faced an attack with the speed or power of Nigeria, led by Ahmed Musa, Peter Odemwingie and Emmanuel Emenike....
| Jun 30, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Monday's World Cup double dip features a pair of European powers (France, Germany) against West African nations with similar sounding names (Nigeria, Algeria).
The opener, which includes a pinch of Americana, could be a showcase for France, just four...
| Jul 7, 2014
Last month, The Washington Post published an op-ed by Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan answering criticism of his response to the kidnapping of hundreds of schoolgirls by the group Boko Haram. This is what Jonathan should have written.
| Jul 10, 2014
| 4:35 AM
Nigeria's nightmare scenario has been this: Islamist militias waging terror in the country's northeast launch attacks in distant Lagos, a chaotic megacity of about 20 million in the southeast and the country's economic engine.
Two weeks ago, Islamic...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 3:00 AM
When Boko Haram invaded her village last year, the Islamist extremists burned the churches, destroyed Bibles and photographs and forced Hamatu Juwanda to renounce Christianity.
"They said we should never go back to church because they had brought a...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 9:27 AM
Malala Yousafzai, the teenage campaigner for girls’ education in Pakistan, told journalists on Monday that Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan assured her he would free 219 abducted schoolgirls being held by Islamist militants.
| Jun 9, 2014
| 1:01 PM
Gunmen abducted 20 women from a remote settlement in northeastern Nigeria as 272 schoolgirls kidnapped by the terrorist group Boko Haram continued to languish in captivity, according to news reports Monday.
The latest abductions follow dozens of...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 6:09 AM
Suspected Islamist Boko Haram militants have kidnapped up to 30 women from nomadic settlements in Nigeria's northeast, close to where the group abducted more than 200 schoolgirls, residents and Nigerian media said.
Villagers from Chibok, where the...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 7:13 AM
El ex presidente de Nigeria Olusegun Obasanjo dijo a los medios que algunas de las estudiantes nigerianas secuestradas por el grupo militante Boko Haram en abril podrían no volver nunca, en los comentarios más pesimistas hasta la fecha de parte de un...
| May 7, 2014
| 9:32 AM
Moms and dads, this is a real horror.
Parents of about 200 girls in northern Nigeria are waiting for any word about their daughters, who were kidnapped about three weeks ago from their school in the village of Chibok. An al-Qaeda-linked Islamic militant...