Cameroon teen escapes Boko Haram after raid

2016-05-26 05:51

The 16-year-old was kidnapped with her 1-month-old baby by Boko Haram from her home in northern Cameroon, taken to Nigeria, married off to an extremist fighter and then trained to be a suicide bomber.

Boko Haram refugees in Niger feel 'abandoned' by the world

2016-05-21 10:31

"Take us away from this hell," says Boussam, a mother of seven cradling skeletal goats in Niger's Assaga camp, where thousands of desperate refugees fleeing Boko Haram Islamist insurgents are living in hunger.

Second abducted Chibok girl rescued, says Nigerian army

2016-05-20 06:04

A second Chibok schoolgirl abducted by Boko Haram more than two years ago has been found during military operations in northeast Nigeria, the army says.

Tearful reunion after Chibok girl Amina Ali rescued

2016-05-18 23:14

Binta Ali hadn't seen her daughter Amina since she was abducted with more than 200 classmates from the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, northeast Nigeria, more than two years ago.

Beached 'ghost ship' under guard in Liberia surfer paradise

2016-05-14 07:15

When an empty oil tanker drifted onto a Liberian beach, it disturbed golden shores usually troubled only by baby crabs, and raised rumours of everything from an Islamist invasion to a ghost crew.

Nigeria: Suicide bomb at state offices kills 5 in northeast

2016-05-12 16:04

A suicide bomber pretending to be a madman has blown himself up and killed at least five people outside government offices in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri, witnesses say.

US mulls selling Nigeria attack planes to fight Boko Haram

2016-05-07 16:30

The United States is considering selling Nigeria ground attack planes to help fight Boko Haram rebels, despite concerns over the local military's human rights record.

Nigeria property soars after Boko Haram retreat

2016-05-03 08:55

Property investors in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri are benefiting from a rise in real-estate prices following the retreat of Boko Haram fighters.

Nigeria, France strengthen military co-operation

2016-04-28 18:17

Nigeria and France have signed an agreement on closer military co-operation, including intelligence sharing.

When schools and students become spoils of war

2016-04-27 14:47

Two years have passed since Boko Haram abducted 276 schoolgirls in Chibok, Nigeria, and 219 of the girls remain missing. The anniversary, and that of the kidnapping of another 300 schoolchildren from another town, marks a grim roll call for education in the country's northeast.


Would-be bomber escapes Boko Haram captors

2016-05-23 19:28

A Nigerian mother of three has described how she escaped from Boko Haram Islamists after being abducted, drugged and told she was going to become a suicide bomber.

Doubts about 'second' Chibok girl

2016-05-20 17:20

Campaigners have questioned a Nigerian military claim that a second Chibok schoolgirl has been rescued, but the army maintains she was one of the 219 abducted by Boko Haram.

Fresh hope for Chibok girls - Buhari

2016-05-20 05:28

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has said there is fresh hope for the recovery of over 200 Chibok schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram more than two years ago, as he met the first student to be found.

Millions of Lake Chad residents need food aid

2016-05-17 05:12

More than nine million people in the Lake Chad region are in desperate need of food aid as the violent insurgency being waged there by Boko Haram rages.

Blast in Maiduguri kills two cops

2016-05-12 23:07

Two police officers were killed when a suicide bomber tried to attack government offices in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri.

Children, babies dying in 'Boko Haram' detention facility - Amnesty

2016-05-11 09:03

Amnesty International has urged Nigeria to shut down a military detention facility for Boko Haram suspects after nearly 150 people, among them children and babies, died there in custody.

Would-be bomber killed with poisoned arrow

2016-05-03 17:16

Authorities in northern Cameroon say a local self-defence group used a poisoned bow and arrow to kill a woman with explosives strapped to her body.

Nigerian princess seeks funds to help Boko Haram survivors

2016-04-29 09:59

Nigerian princess Modupe Ozolua wants to help survivors enduring the continuous attacks from the Boko Haram militant group through a fundraiser in Atlanta

Nigeria taking action as piracy and clashes on rise

2016-04-27 22:00

Nigeria needs to step up security to stem a rise in incidents of piracy and communal clashes, as well as the continued threat from Boko Haram insurgents, Defence Minister Mansur Muhammad Dan-Ali says.

Chad extends state of emergency

2016-04-26 22:07

Chad has extended by six months the state of emergency imposed in the Lake Chad region in response to cross-border attacks by Boko Haram jihadists.

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