ARTICLES RELATING TO BOKO HARAM

Amnesty slams block on campaign to free Cameroon students

2017-05-25 09:28

Amnesty International says authorities in Cameroon are obstructing its campaign to obtain the release of three students jailed for 10 years over what they say was a private joke.

Nigeria seizes illegal arms shipment

2017-05-24 13:28

Nigeria says it has intercepted an illegal cache of arms at the port in Lagos, five months after a similar seizure in the city, a spokesperson says.

Boko Haram's 'golden girls': ISS blasts Buhari govt over Chibok girls exchange

2017-05-22 15:41

The Institute for Security Studies has criticised Nigeria’s "sudden policy change" after it agreed to release some Boko Haram fighters in exchange for 82 Chibok girls.

Freed Nigerian schoolgirls to meet families after 3 years

2017-05-20 20:00

The 82 Nigerian schoolgirls recently released after more than three years in Boko Haram captivity are reuniting with their families for the first time, officials say.

Boko Haram traps starving people in Nigeria, UN warns

2017-05-19 13:21

Two million people are teetering on the brink of famine in northeastern Nigeria but efforts to reach some are being thwarted by Boko Haram jihadists, the UN's food agency says.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Bashir , DRC

2017-05-18 08:28

President Robert Mugabe's party has reportedly shipped in brand new cars worth millions of dollars for election campaign, and Zimbabwe’s national airline has been barred from flying to Europe.

Nigeria: Too soon to close camps for Boko Haram's displaced

2017-05-17 17:33

Nigerian officials say their goal of shutting down all camps for people displaced by Boko Haram by the end of this month is no longer feasible as the military continues to fight the extremists in so-called liberal areas.

Female bombers attack NE Nigeria village, kill two

2017-05-16 20:09

Three female suicide bombers have attacked a herding community in northeast Nigeria, killing two people and injuring seven others, according to a village elder and a civilian militia member.

UN: Sexual violence increasingly used as 'terrorism' tactic

2017-05-16 15:01

A top UN official says sexual violence is increasingly being used as "a tactic of terrorism" from Iraq, Syria and Yemen to Somalia, Nigeria and Mali.

Guard killed in suicide attack in northeast Nigeria

2017-05-13 22:13

A security guard was killed early Saturday after two attackers blew themselves up in Maiduguri, a city in northeastern Nigeria that has regularly been targeted by Boko Haram Islamists, officials have said.

 

Amnesty International press conference shut down in Cameroon

2017-05-24 20:33

Amnesty International says authorities in Cameroon have shut down a news conference where the rights group planned to discuss the plight of three students sentenced to a decade in prison over a Boko Haram joke.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Angola, Nigeria

2017-05-23 08:08

Joice Mujuru says President Mugabe's undiplomatic angry outbursts against other world leaders killed Zimbabwe, and Angolan apartheid troops are battling to survive in SA

Suspected Boko Haram jihadists kill vigilantes in Nigeria

2017-05-22 09:49

Suspected Boko Haram jihadists have killed six people fighting alongside the military in two separate incidents in northeast Nigeria, vigilantes say.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Bashir, Mali

2017-05-20 10:00

A video showing president Mugabe struggling to climb a small staircase a has gone viral, and Omar al-Bashir will not join an Islamic summit in Saudi Arabia with Donald Trump.

Alone in Maiduguri: the orphans of Boko Haram

2017-05-18 18:42

After a night on the streets, the pack of young boys move into Maiduguri's abandoned amusement park in the early morning to play on the broken-down rides.

Another kidnapped Chibok girl free in Nigeria: presidency

2017-05-18 06:05

Nigeria's government says another Chibok girl is free, having escaped from Boko Haram Islamists more than three years after she was kidnapped with more than 200 classmates.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, SA, Nigeria

2017-05-17 08:30

A Zimbabwean minister has reportedly warned South Africa against copying Zimbabwe's "land reform agenda", and Lesotho's King Letsie III has praised Mugabe's "wise guidance and astute leadership".

I said NO to Boko Haram militants who wanted to marry me, says girl, 14

2017-05-16 16:00

A 14-year-old Nigerian girl, who "surrendered while on a suicide bombing attack in Maiduguri" has told of how she was chosen to carry the mission by the Boko Haram militants.

Boko Haram kills six farmers in NE Nigeria

2017-05-15 18:55

Boko Haram jihadists have killed six farmers who were working on their land near the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, civilian militia members and locals say.

Boko Haram video of purported Chibok girl worries parents

2017-05-13 22:13

The Boko Haram jihadist group has released a video claiming to show Chibok schoolgirls who refused to be rescued as part of a recent swap deal with the Nigerian government.

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