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Facebook Is Bringing In Stricter Ad Rules For Countries Going To The Polls In The Next Few Months

“We know we’re not going to be perfect, but our goal is continuing, ongoing improvement,” said a Facebook official.

How To Stop Fake News In A Country Where The President Has To Repeatedly Deny Rumors That He Is Dead

The spread of misinformation in Nigeria is threatening to upend its upcoming elections, so Nigerian journalists have united across newsrooms to fight it.

Inside The Country Where You Can Buy A Black Man For $400

Slavery is thriving in Libya, where thousands of black Africans hoping to get to Europe instead find themselves bought and sold, forced to work for nothing, and facing torture at the hands of their owners.

I Am Real And Not A Clone, Nigeria’s President Has Genuinely Said

“It’s the real me,” said Muhammadu Buhari.

Trump's Remarks Are Already Being Used To Justify Shooting Protesters

The Nigerian army posted a video of Trump after it was accused of killing 45 demonstrators.

Nigeria's Super Stylish World Cup Jersey Might Win A Fashion Award

Rihanna's Fenty Beauty is also a nominee.

Cette superbe série de photos montre la vraie puissance du football au Nigéria

Pour le photographe Andrew Esiebo, le football est bien plus qu'un jeu.

This Stunning Photo Series Shows The True Power Of Soccer

For photographer Andrew Esiebo, soccer is much more than a game.

32 World Cup Recipes That Are Worth Feasting On

Because the World Cup is really just another excuse to eat.

17 Photos That Prove Nigeria Will Win The World Cup On Style Points

The kits! The suits! The track suits! The travel gear!

The Opioid Crisis Is Not Just An American Epidemic

Nigeria is facing catastrophic levels of opioid addiction — and no one seems to know how to stop it.

Here's What You Need To Know About The Deadly Lassa Fever Outbreak In Nigeria

Lassa fever is spread to humans from infected rodents. Here's what you should know.

Writers Of Color Are Making Their Own Canon

As a young African writer who came to the US for college, Akwaeke Emezi worried that she wouldn’t get published with her abstract style. She found the nerve to write the book she wanted anyway.

Conservative Evangelicals Have Shown Me Who They Really Are

My beliefs as a conservative evangelical teenager were dogmatic and fervent — until they weren’t. Now I know there was never any place in that faith tradition for someone like me.

20 Raw Pictures Of Life In Nigeria Through The Eyes Of Kids

"I want to see progress, I want to see goodness, and I don’t want them to go through such pain."

Yvonne Orji Is #HereToStay

“I know the opportunities I've been afforded as an immigrant," the breakout star of Insecure told BuzzFeed News. "I think these DREAMers can benefit from those same opportunities.”

赤ちゃんを抱いた少女が爆弾を巻かれ、市場へと… 子どもが「人間爆弾」にされる現実

赤ちゃんを抱えた少女が爆弾を巻かれ、市場へ送り込まれたケースもある。

Here's Why So Many People Keep Falling For This Russian Scam

One of Russia's most famous conmen ran a pyramid scheme that earned him billions of dollars before he was jailed for fraud. Now he lives in hiding, but that hasn't stopped him targeting Nigeria.

Marvel's Universe Of Superheroes Has Officially Come To Nigeria

"A Marvel story. Written by a Nigerian Woman. Set in Lagos. Superhero's name: NGOZI. What a time to be alive."

Die UNO sagt, dass nigerianische Kinder als "menschliche Bomben" benutzt werden

In einem Fall wurde ein junges Mädchen, das ein Baby trug, mit angelegten Sprengstoffgürteln auf einen Marktplatz geschickt,

The UN Says Nigerian Children Are Being Used As "Human Bombs"

In one case a young girl, carrying a baby, was strapped with explosives and sent into a marketplace.

The BBC Started A Pidgin Language Service And Nigerian Twitter Is Lit Over It

BBC is the first international broadcaster to use a language spoken by millions in West Africa.

These Young People Don't Want An Age Limit To Run For President

The push for the #NotTooYoungToRun bill comes as Nigeria’s ailing 74-year-old leader is publicly pictured for the first time in almost 80 days.

The Dream Of North Korea Is Alive In West Africa

North Korea's brand of communism was once welcomed with open arms across revolutionary Africa. These days, the cause is still carried on by a few thousand fervent believers.

A Nigerian Writer Who Was Kidnapped After Writing About Homophobia Has Been Released

“This is not the first time this has happened to writers in Nigeria and a few months ago one of them got killed," a Nigerian LGBT activist told BuzzFeed News. "I’m sure this is not going to be the last time."

Dozens Of Girls Kidnapped By Boko Haram Have Been Released

The girls were among hundreds abducted by the Nigerian terrorist group in 2014.

People Are Very Confused As To Where Trump's Favorite "Irish Proverb" Came From

"I'm wondering what must have made him relate it to Ireland even if he loves the lines," said a Nigerian man that says he wrote a poem the lines Trump quoted appears in.

A Woman Whose Donor Match Was Initially Denied A Visa Has Had The Cancer Treatment She Needed

"This opportunity has given me a second chance at life; enabling me to go back to being a mother to my beautiful daughter," May Brown said. "I will forever be grateful to the great British public for the support."

Nigerians And Ghanians Guess Their Traditional Food

"This is weak sauce. This is Nigerian!"

Popular Instagram Sisters Arrested For Attempting To Extort A Nigerian Billionaire

The Matharoo sisters are charged with attempting to blackmail a Nigerian billionaire, threatening to expose alleged evidence that he had cheated on his wife.

The Nigerian Women's Bobsled Team Are The Superheroes We Need Right Now

The three US-based women are raising funds to get together the equipment and training they need to be the first African bobsled team to compete in the Winter Olympics.

This Nigerian King Says Shell Oil Has Contaminated His Land

"I am here to tell the story of my people, and the damage that Shell has done to my community," King Emere Godwin Bebe Okpabi told BuzzFeed News.

This Is What It Feels Like To Be The Victim Of An International Romance Scam

BuzzFeed News spoke to women who fell for men that turned out to be elaborate fake identities created by fraudsters.

Nigerian President Promises Investigation Into Officials' Abuse Of Boko Haram Victims

A new report from Human Rights Watch said nearly 50 women who fled Boko Haram were abused by officials.

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Nigeria's First Lady Put Her Husband On Blast For Hiring People He Doesn't Even Know

“If it continues like this, me, I’m not going to be part of any movement again,” Aisha Buhari told the BBC.

On a testé des coiffes nigérianes et on s'est senties comme des princesses

Ça demande un certain coup de main, mais ça vaut le coup!

Nigeria's President Is Super Sorry He Plagiarized A Barack Obama Speech

President Muhammadu Buhari said those responsible for the cribbed speech would be punished.

How Afrobeats Became Pop Music's Next Big Thing

Top 40’s dancehall obsession is paving the way for America’s first Nigerian pop stars.

Mark Zuckerberg Came To Nigeria And Nigeria Was So Very Here For It

The Facebook founder made a surprise visit to the West African country and it was lit.

This Guy Got Arrested For Naming His Dog After The President

"There's a distinction between calling President Buhari a dog, and naming a pet dog Buhari."

Snoop Dogg Accidentally Made Everyone Think This Rower Won A Silver Medal

Chierika Ukogu of Nigeria actually placed 20th, but still has an awesome Olympics story.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie On Fiction, Feminism, And "Half Of A Yellow Sun"

On the 10th anniversary of Half of a Yellow Sun, the Nigerian author talks about the impact of her work.

The Most Interesting Photo Essays Of The Week

It's been a long week, but this roundup is short and sweet.

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