While the Nigerian military claims that the fighting with Boko Haram in the country's north is under control, the lack of information from the region fuels doubt about the military's success.
In Nigeria, rape video depicting an apparent gang attack on a woman by college students sparks a criminal investigation, and raises questions of how much smartphones have changed Nigerian society.
A string of increasingly brutal attacks – along with reports that Boko Haram may soon hit Nigeria's predominately Christian South – is bringing fresh scrutiny of the Islamist group.
Africa could be home to an unlikely boom in nuclear power plant construction, as Nigeria plans to join South Africa as the continent's second nuclear nation.
Even with Muammar Qaddafi's deep financial ties across Africa, many of the continent's leaders are ambivalent about his departure.
The Nigerian government is creating a fact finding committee on local Islamist militant group Boko Haram in hopes of putting an end to its attacks in Nigeria's northeast through dialogue.
Force has not quelled Nigeria's Islamist group Boko Haram, which has claimed responsibility for many terror attacks in the north. Now Nigeria's government is offering talks.
British Prime Minister David Cameron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have been touring the region – and oil-rich Nigeria in particular – to boost free trade and energy partnerships.
Although African incumbents facing reelection have so far performed well, those still facing votes will need to tread carefully amid rising public anger.