MAIDUGURI (Reuters) - Nigeria's military banned the use of Thuraya satellite phones on Wednesday in northeastern Borno state, a step it said was designed to stop Islamist militants communicating. Full story
ABUJA (Reuters) - Pirates in speedboats attacked an oil supply vessel and kidnapped four Indian and Polish crew members in increasingly dangerous waters off Nigeria's coast last week, two security sources said on Wednesday. Full story
LAGOS (Reuters) - Western Union Co <WU.N> expects revenue from its digital business to grow to $500 million by 2015, from $150 million currently, its chief executive said on Tuesday. Full story
Melissa Harris-Perry follows up with Katie Meyler, founder of “More Than Me," a nonprofit that helps girls get off the streets and into schools in one of the poorest slums in the world in Liberia, West Africa.
Ten years ago, 12 boys from a Liberian choir visited the United States to raise money for their orphanage, and touched the hearts of a North Carolina town. Forty-five boys from that orphanage have since been adopted and are now living what they dreamed of when they were younger. TODAY contributing c
A cousin of U.K. terror suspect Michael Adebo-wale has said she is sympathetic towards terror victim Drummer Rigby's family. ITV's Ronke Philips has this exclusive report from Nigeria.
Jeremy Scahill, national security correspondent for The Nation and author of “Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield,” talks with Rachel Maddow about the Obama administration's case for the targeted killing of Anwar al-Awlawk and the legal questions surrounding the 'non-specific targeted' killing of
Burkina Faso's foreign minister is recovering after flu symptoms caused him to faint during a press conference in Turkey. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.
Workers sort and package baobab fruit at the Bioessence factory, a cosmetic and nutrition company using baobab and shea products, in Dakar, Senegal, June 19, 2013. Bioessence exports many of its products to the United States. REUTERS/Joe Penney (SENEGAL - Tags: BUSINESS)
Members of Senegalese civic movement Y En A Marre, or "We're fed up", meet at their office in Dakar June 18, 2013. Y En A Marre led street protests last year against former Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade, and one of its founding members Fadel Barro (in blue shirt, against wall) said the group i
Russian sailors charged with illegally bringing weapons into Nigeria last year wait outside the court yard as they discuss with a lawyer at the Federal High Court in Lagos June 18, 2013. Russian company that owns the confiscated vessel, has said the ship had permission to carry arms, calling the acc