Nigeria elections: Mixing religion and politics

By Will Ross As tensions rise ahead of elections in Nigeria, some fear the country’s…

South Sudan children swapping guns for books

By Ed Thomas. Around 300 child rebel soldiers in South Sudan sit proudly with their…

The village that just got its first fridge

By Sanjoy Majumder Three-quarters of the world’s homes have a fridge – an appliance that…

Insurgency: How have Nigeria’s militants become so strong?

By Farouk Chothia Nigeria’s militant Islamist group Boko Haram is waging the most brutal insurgency…

Beleaguered, Nigerians seek to restore a general to power

By Adam Nossiter Kaduna, Nigeria — Boisterous crowds packed the streets for the retired general,…

February polls: NUJ and the quest for objective reporting

By Evelyn Okakwu All over the world, political seasons or periods of elections are characterized…

Boko Haram crisis: The victims who fled over Lake Chad

By Thomas Fessy Seven-year-old Fatima lies on her own in a big white tent, crying…

The African leaders who choose power before the people

As part of the BBC’s Democracy Day, Maud Jullien considers the African leaders who have…

Growing terrorism and Boko Haram’s threat to Sahara region

The kidnappings in Cameroon are evidence that the crisis caused by Boko Haram is increasingly…

Girl-child marriages: Can it be stopped?

By Evelyn Okakwu According to analysts; Child marriage is a formal marriage or informal union…