The recent sentencing of separatists is likely to fuel more anger and resentment among the Anglophone population and alienate them from the Francophone-dominated government, but the dialogue can reverse hard feelings.
Members of the banned Islamic Movement of Nigeria attending Ashura processions were killed when police opened fire on Tuesday, according to the group's statement, a claim police refuse to comment on.
The roots of this violence and anti-immigrant sentiments run deep and a mélange of factors collide, dissolve and divide, often crisscrossing social, economic and political lines.
Godwin Adamu, Nigerian diplomat in Johannesburg, says Nigerians will be flown out in two flights, a week after a series of deadly attacks on foreigners, including against Nigerian-owned businesses and properties, killed 10 people.
President Cyril Ramaphosa says two of the victims were foreigners who were killed during a wave of attacks on foreign-owned stores followed by apparent reprisal attacks in Nigeria.
Security agencies ordered to arrest anyone who claims membership in Islamic Movement of Nigeria led by Sheikh Ibrahim el Zakzaky, detained since 2015 following a clash his followers had with troops.
The WHO says the renewed pledges of financial aid raised hopes the Ebola epidemic could be restrained after the outbreak was declared an international emergency earlier this month.
How a man who converted from Sunni Islam to Shiaism became a challenge for Nigeria’s government.
The idea of the single currency for the West African region was first mooted almost 30 years ago in the hope of boosting cross border trade and economic development.
In Zamfara state alone at least 3,000 lives have been lost to banditry in the last five years, a number that's double that of terror-related murders in the country.
Atiku Abubakar’s lawyer said the defeated candidate would challenge the "sham" result as he pledged to do so, after losing against the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari.
The initial death toll of eight is expected to rise as rescue workers reached the foundation of the three-storey building but did not expect to find more survivors.
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