Women cook in pots heated by  firewood at an internally displaced persons camp at Dikwa, Borno state,  northeastern Nigeria. This week Boko Haram sent three girl suicide bombers to the camp, killing 58 people. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Of all the mysteries surrounding Boko Haram, the marauding militant jihadi group that has terrorised Nigeria and its neighbours, the use of women and(...)

Heineken, the world’s third-largest brewer, on Wednesday increased its dividend by more than expected and forecast higher revenues and profits in 2016(...)

Women and children look at burnt out houses following an attack by Boko Haram in Dalori village near Maiduguri, Nigeria. Photograph: Jossy Ola/AP Photo

At least 65 people were killed during an attack by Islamist militant group Boko Haram near Nigeria’s northeastern city of Maiduguri, a Reuters reporte(...)

The sentencing and imprisonment of 17 Irish missionaries in Port Harcourt puts, if not a full stop, at least a semi-colon, at the end of one of the mo(...)

The  Refugee Appeals Tribunal had reasonably found several of the woman’s claims lacked credibility, said Mr Justice Robert Eagar of the High Court

A woman who alleged she fled her native Nigeria after her family threatened to kill her over being involved in lesbian activity has lost her High Cour(...)

Fr Raphael Annan. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fr Raphael Annan: arrived from Ghana, 2014 When Fr Raphael Annan first mentioned to his father that he wanted to enter the seminary, he was told he(...)

A toddler is held up to the camera in this still image taken from video said to be shot in Madaya on January 5, 2016.

The people of Madaya have temporary respite now. They can eat. They can enjoy the small pleasures in life like simply putting sugar in their tea. Thes(...)

Vehicles on fire outside the Splendid Hotel in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso during a siege by Islamist gunmen. Photograph: Reuters

Security forces in Burkina Faso retook a hotel in the capital on Saturday a day after al-Qaeda fighters seized it in an assault that killed two dozen (...)

The Anglican Communion’s 38 primates voted by two-thirds majority to censure the US Episcopal Church.

A decision by Anglican Communion primates to suspend the US Episcopal Church from committees and decision-making for three years, as it allows clergy (...)

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)  staff wearing protective clothing treating the body of an Ebola victim at their facility in Kailahun, Sierra Leone, in August 2014. The epidemic killed more than 11,300 people out of 28,600 cases. Photograph: Carl De Souza/AFP/Getty Images

The World Health Organisation has announced an end to the latest flare-up of the Ebola virus in Liberia, a milestone that marks the first time since t(...)