Nigeria’s primary focus is its neighbours, then the West African sub-region, then the African continent, then the rest of the world.
Boko Haram attacked traditional ruler Seini Boukar Lamine’s town, kidnapped him and his family and held them hostage for two and a half months.
As Boko Haram’s deadly insurgency spills out of Nigeria’s borders, we sent James Schneider to one of the affected regions – Cameroon’s far north.
Over 40,000 Nigerians fleeing Boko Haram now live as refugees in Minawao refugee camp in Cameroon. James Schneider visited the camp and finds out that …
James Schneider hears the personal stories of refugees forced out of Nigeria by Boko Haram.
Most Boko Haram fighters are very young. Many are just 14 or 15. The core fighting force is comprised of teenagers, with older fighters in their mid-20s.
To celebrate the Royal African Society’s Africa Writes festival – held this weekend – New African has conducted an exclusive readers’ interview with Booker Prize-winning …
In less than three months the Nigerian army has done what it failed to do for the last six years – dislodge Boko Haram from all of the major towns and cities that it overran.
With the growth of citizen journalism and the availability of new technologies, human rights investigators are able to locate and review evidence of war crimes …
James Schneider, who was in Nigeria for the elections, analyses how the APC won and what it means for the country’s politics and society.