Cameroon jails RFI journalist for 10 years

2017-04-25 09:00

A Cameroon military tribunal has jailed a Radio France International correspondent to 10 years in prison for what it said was his "failure to denounce acts of terrorism."

Boko Haram raid killed nine Nigerian soldiers

2017-04-21 13:21

Nine Nigerian soldiers were killed and 14 others are missing feared abducted after an attack this week by suspected Boko Haram jihadists in the violence-torn northeast, security sources have said.

Suspected Boko Haram militants kill five soldiers

2017-04-19 06:01

Suspected Boko Haram jihadists have killed five Nigerian soldiers and injured five others in a raid on a military post in the northeast.

UN to cut food aid over Nigerian crisis

2017-04-15 21:55

A UN official in Nigeria says food aid will be cut for more than a million hungry people affected by Boko Haram's insurgency if help does not arrive.

#ChibokGirls: UN tells Nigeria to do more to find remaining missing girls

2017-04-14 14:51

The UN has reportedly told Nigerian authorities to work harder to find the remaining Chibok girls who were kidnapped by the insurgent group Boko Haram three years ago.

Suspected Boko Haram militants kill soldier in NE Nigeria

2017-04-13 22:30

Suspected Boko Haram jihadists killed a soldier in a suicide and gun attack on a military checkpoint outside the city of Maiduguri in northeast Nigeria, a military officer and vigilante have said.

Senegal arrests suspected Boko Haram recruiter, extremists

2017-04-13 12:29

Senegalese police say authorities have arrested a suspected recruiter for the Nigeria-based Boko Haram Islamic extremist group.

Niger security forces kill 57 Boko Haram militants

2017-04-11 09:13

Niger's Ministry of Defense says security forces killed at least 57 Boko Haram Islamic extremists who had attacked a village in the eastern Diffa region overnight..

Boko Haram kills eight, abducts women in NE Nigeria: sources

2017-04-10 06:00

Boko Haram jihadists have killed eight loggers near the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, vigilantes and residents have said.

Boko Haram kills four Nigerian soldiers after deadly raid on farmers

2017-04-07 20:46

Boko Haram jihadists have killed four soldiers in an ambush in northeast Nigeria, where they torched an army base a day after killing seven civilians, says a soldier and witnesses.


Suicide bombers kill four in NE Nigeria: vigilantes

2017-04-24 14:35

Four people were killed in two separate suicide attacks in northeast Nigeria, local militia members have said, in the latest violence blamed on Boko Haram Islamists.

Aid group says Cameroon expelling refugees to Nigeria

2017-04-20 12:00

The Doctors Without Borders aid group says it has witnessed Cameroon's military returning Nigerian refugees to their country as the number of people fleeing hunger and Boko Haram extremist violence there has mounted.

It could take years to find missing Chibok girls - Nigerian minister

2017-04-18 13:35

Nigeria’s defence minister has reportedly warned that it could take years to find all the Chibok girls who were abducted by the Islamist insurgent group, Boko Haram.

Nigeria marks 3 years since schoolgirls' mass abduction

2017-04-14 17:26

Nigerians on Friday marked three years since the mass abduction of nearly 300 schoolgirls by Boko Haram extremists amid anger that government efforts to negotiate their freedom appear to have stalled.

Nigeria negotiating with 'foreign' help for Chibok schoolgirls

2017-04-14 11:53

Nigeria is negotiating with the help of "foreign entities" for the remaining kidnapped Chibok girls held by Boko Haram Islamists, a presidential spokesperson says.

Nigeria: Talks with Boko Haram continue over Chibok girls

2017-04-13 16:03

Nigeria's says negotiations with Boko Haram continue for the release of the remaining Chibok schoolgirls who were kidnapped three years ago by the extremist group, shocking the world.

Unicef: Boko Haram increasingly using children as bombers

2017-04-12 13:39

Islamic militants from Boko Haram are increasingly using children as bombers, with attacks since January already nearly reaching the total for all of last year, according to the UN children's agency.

Trump to sell attack planes to Nigeria for Boko Haram fight

2017-04-10 10:12

The Trump administration plans to sell high-tech aircraft to Nigeria for its campaign against Boko Haram Islamic extremists despite concerns over abuses committed by the African nation's security forces

Nigeria: At least five wounded in suicide bombing in northeast

2017-04-08 17:08

At least five people have been wounded and two female suicide bombers have died in an attack outside a mosque in northeastern Nigeria, local police say.

Boko Haram torches military base a day after farmers killed

2017-04-07 16:15

Boko Haram jihadists have torched a military base in northeast Nigeria, a day after the group killed seven people in a separate raid, says residents.

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