After years of international activism aimed at banning ritual female circumcision, a campaign in Somalia is now one step closer to ending the practice in the country where it is most prevalent.
President Muhammadu Buhari and his administration may have uncovered onto the biggest case of graft to date, with a report out this week revealing $16 billion worth of missing revenue from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation in 2014.
The Nigerian army might have been responsible for mass atrocities in the country's Muslim-majority north.
The country's former national security adviser has become President Muhammadu Buhari's latest target in his battle against political corruption, which he claims has diverted $150 billion away from the government.
In a one-on-one interview with VICE News, the newly elected president of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari railed against the militant group’s actions and ideology.
The new law criminalizes FGM, also known as female circumcision, which is performed on an estimated 125 million women and girls worldwide, according to a 2013 UNICEF report.
A new Amnesty International report details thousands of deaths at the hands of the Nigerian military. The NGO also names nine officials who it says are particularly culpable.
The attack on Maiduguri, the capital of the Nigeria’s restive Borno state, came just one day after the country’s new president vowed to take on the militant group.
In his first address to Africa's most populous nation, the 72-year-old former military dictator said they would face the group head on, while also stressing commitment to rescuing the Chibok schoolgirls.
Though the Nigerian military has won victories against the notoriously violent militants, refugees displaced by the violence are still struggling to repair their lives.
In this excerpt, VICE News correspondent Kaj Larsen embeds with an operational air wing provided by private military contractors to the Nigerian military for their assault on the city of Bama.
The grisly discovery underscores the grave threat still posed by the Islamic militant group in Nigeria, where government troops have been claiming victories.