Somalia's Prime Minister Joins the Fight to Ban Female Genital Mutilation
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.
Nigeria's Government May Have Just Caught the State-Owned Oil Company Hiding $16 Billion
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.
Nigerian Soldiers Fired on Shia Children in 'Unjustified' Attack, Says Human Rights Group
The Nigerian army might have been responsible for mass atrocities in the country's Muslim-majority north.
Former Nigerian Official Accused of Stealing $2 Billion from Anti-Boko Haram Funds
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.
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Amid Daily Bloody Attacks, Nigeria’s New President Vows to Defeat Boko Haram
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.
Nigeria Becomes Latest African Nation to Outlaw Female Genital Mutilation
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.
'You Don't Fight War With War Crimes': Highlighting Nigerian Military Abuses — Again
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.
Suicide Bomber Hits Mosque in Nigerian City Hours After Deadly Boko Haram RPG Attack
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.
Nigerian President Vows to Tackle 'Godless' Boko Haram In Inauguration Ceremony
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.
Ghosts of Boko Haram: How Nigerian Refugees Are Coping in the Wake of the Baga Massacre
Though the Nigerian military has won victories against the notoriously violent militants, refugees displaced by the violence are still struggling to repair their lives.
Air Assault on Bama (Excerpt from 'The War Against Boko Haram’)
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.
Hundreds of Bodies Found in Nigerian Town Thought to Be Victims of Boko Haram Massacre
The grisly discovery underscores the grave threat still posed by the Islamic militant group in Nigeria, where government troops have been claiming victories.