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Nigeria

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  • Explosions in Nigerian towns in north kill at least 34

    Explosions in Nigeria's north central city of Jos and the northeastern town of Biu over the past two days have killed at least 34 people, witnesses said Thursday.
  • Nigerian kidnappers demand ransom for U.S. missionary Phyllis Sortor

    Nigerian kidnappers demand ransom for U.S. missionary Phyllis Sortor
    Kidnappers who abducted Seattle missionary Phyllis Sortor this week have demanded a $150,000 ransom, according to Nigerian police, suggesting the kidnapping was probably carried out by a criminal gang rather than militants. Police and security forces...

    Petesch appointed AP West Africa correspondent

    Carley Petesch, a longtime editor in Africa who has reported from Nigeria and South Africa for The Associated Press, has been named a West Africa correspondent for the news organization. The appointment was announced Thursday by Africa regional editor...

    Suicide bombers kill 24 at 2 bus stations in north Nigeria

    Teenage suicide bombers, suspected to be Boko Haram extremists, killed at least 24 people in separate blasts Tuesday at crowded bus stations in two northern Nigerian cities 300 kilometers (185 miles) apart. In an apparently unrelated development, an...

    U.S. missionary Phyllis Sortor, kidnapped in Nigeria, spoke of faith

    U.S. missionary Phyllis Sortor, kidnapped in Nigeria, spoke of faith
    Masked gunmen abducted an American missionary in southern Nigeria, her church's website and Nigerian authorities said Tuesday. "Early this morning we received a report that Rev. Phyllis Sortor, our missionary in Nigeria, was abducted from the Hope...