In Nigeria, 82 schoolgirls recently freed from the Boko Haram terror group have been reunited with their families. Boko Haram held the girls captive for more than three years - after abducting them from their boarding school in Chibok.
As Nigerians prepare to vote in presidential elections on February 16, DW looks at the players, the key issues and what role young people are playing in the political sphere.
The resurgence of attacks by Boko Haram in parts of northeastern Nigeria has raised concerns that the jihadist group is far from being vanquished. Security experts are now urging a change in counter-insurgency measures.
The military raided the offices of the Daily Trust newspaper after it reported on a planned operation against the Boko Haram insurgency. The incident has been described as an attack on press freedom.
Deadly clashes between government troops and Shiite Muslims have raised fears that another conflict is about to get out of hand in Nigeria. Civil society is calling on the central government not to repeat past mistakes.
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