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Gay activists, LGBT community members and the UN have warned that a Bill banning same-sex unions could legitimise homophobic violence in Nigeria.
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has approved a Bill banning gay marriage and same-sex partnerships.
Analysts have questioned whether Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan can claw back support ahead of elections next year.
In the run-up to Nelson Mandela's memorial service, the luxury hotel has cancelled exisiting bookings in order to accomodate dignitaries.
Africa's heads of state have paid tribute to former president Nelson Mandela, who they say shaped democracy on the continent.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has responded to the Nairobi shopping mall attack, saying militants have "defeated our attackers".
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has sacked nine ministers in his first major Cabinet reshuffle in a bid to keep party support.
Seven Nigerian ruling party governors and a former presidential candidate formed a splinter group opposed to President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday.
President Goodluck Jonathan took a gamble when he launched an offensive on Boko Haram's attempt to establish an Islamic state in northern Nigeria.
Pressing on with a sweeping offensive against Boko Haram militants, Nigeria's military says it re-established control in five remote areas.
South Africa has positioned itself as the voice of African interests, when talking to just about anybody on the global stage in Brics and G20.
Goodluck Jonathan's visit to SA has sounded just the right note at a moment when this country's international reputation has taken a beating.
Nigeria and South Africa have put aside internal political battles that upset a once-stable relationship.
Goodluck Jonathan has said it is imperative that Africa's two biggest economies work together to boost the regional economy and combat corruption.
At least 185 people in a fishing community have been killed in weekend clashes between Nigeria's military and Islamic extremists.
The leader of Nigeria's radical Islamist group Boko Haram has rejected the presidency's idea of a potential amnesty deal to curb a bloody insurgency.
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has approved a 4.99-trillion naira budget passed by Parliament, ending a two-month dispute about spending plans.
Nigeria has appealed to foreign governments to help crack down on crude oil theft.