(RNS) — In this West African nation, religion stands at the intersection of a divisive colonial history and a current political crisis caused by drought and land scarcity.
(RNS) — As elections approach, Nigeria's Muslims and Christians disagree over which presidential candidate to support, while both faiths pray for peace.
ABUJA, Kenya (RNS) — In Nigeria, an interfaith group of women is working to build peace between Muslims and Christians.
ABUJA, Nigeria (RNS) — Muslims on the ground and experts in Washington worry that the detention of a Shiite cleric and the killings of his followers will provoke the Islamic Movement of Nigeria into waging war.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — As violence-torn Africa grows weary of solutions that haven’t worked, Nigerian Cardinal John Onaiyekan is proposing a controversial alternative.
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The mother of the only Nigerian schoolgirl still in Boko Haram captivity after the extremists released 104 classmates says her daughter was blocked from boarding the vehicle to freedom with her classmates and told to convert to Islam.
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — While there was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bombing in Mubi town in Adamawa state, suspicion immediately fell on the Boko Haram extremist group.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — 'Churches that have been destroyed should be rebuilt by the state governments,' said the Rev. Felix Omobude, the national president of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria.
ABUJA, Nigeria (Reuters) The kidnapping was one of the high-profile incidents of Boko Haram's insurgency in Nigeria's northeast, now in its eighth year and with little sign of ending.
(RNS) The freshly signed Frank R. Wolf International Religious Freedom Act is being heralded by both atheists and Christians as a milestone.
The girls were among the 270 taken in 2014 by Boko Haram, which has pledged allegiance to the so-called Islamic State.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Muslims in Nigeria are celebrating a court ruling that lifted a ban on girls in public school wearing the hijab in Lagos state.
(RNS) The abduction shocked the world and gave rise to the global online campaign #bringbackourgirls. Still, the majority of the girls have never been found.
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria -- The attack by two female suicide bombers occurred during morning prayers.
But will our Muslim allies answer his call?