Nigeria

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala speaking next to an ice sculpture depicting fish as man looks on (© Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images)

Okonjo-Iweala makes history as new WTO head

Dr. Okonjo-Iweala has made history by becoming the first woman and first African to lead the World Trade Organization (WTO).
Trucks and military personnel in desert with military aircraft taking off overhead (U.S. Army/Private First Class Clara Soria-Hernandez)

U.S. helping African partners fight terrorism

Exercise Flintlock is part of the United States’ long-standing commitment to promoting good governance, security and economic growth in Africa.
Illustration of three hazmat-suited figures carrying giant nuclear symbol (State Dept.)

Keeping weapons away from terrorists in Africa

From securing pathogens in research hospitals to eliminating small arms in conflict zones, the U.S. is helping African governments protect their people.
Two young men standing on a college campus (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

At U.S. colleges, African students shape their future

As the number of students in sub-Saharan Africa seeking university degrees continues to rise, more students look to the United States for a college experience.
Muhammadu Buhari and President Trump seated and shaking hands (© Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

Trump welcomes Nigeria’s president to the White House

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari is the first African leader to visit the White House during the Trump presidency.
Three women wearing black body suits and holding helmets (© Obi Grant)

The world’s first Nigerian Olympic bobsled team

Three Nigerian-American women are making history as the first bobsled team from an African country to compete in the Winter Olympics.
Woman bending over farm crop picking vegetables (© Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP/Getty Images)

World Food Prize laureate scores gains for African farmers

From humble roots, former Nigerian Agriculture Minister Akinwumi Adesina boosted crops and farmers' incomes. Now he's won the prestigious World Food Prize.
Brightly dressed young girls from Kano, Nigeria (© Videoblocks)video

Keeping Nigerian youths from Boko Haram’s clutches [video]

The president of the American University in Nigeria brought Muslim and Christian leaders together to meet the needs of refugees from Boko Haram's terror.
Woman dropping vote in ballot box with line of people behind her (© Pius Utomi/AFP via Getty Images)

2019 elections in Nigeria will be crucial

Nigeria's potential depends on good governance, the kind that responds to citizens’ needs and roots out corruption, State Department officials say.