Boko Haram: Nigeria suicide attacks toll reaches 45

2016-12-10 16:36

Two female suicide bombers have killed 45 people and wounded 33 others when they detonated their explosives in a crowded market in Nigeria's restive northeast, the emergency service said.

UN: Boko Haram remains a threat even as they lose territory

2016-12-07 22:03

The UN's envoy for central Africa says a multinational regional force has reclaimed much of the territory controlled by Boko Haram in the Lake Chad Basin but the extremist group remains a serious threat to regional stability

Boko Haram blocks aid to scores of refugees in Cameroon

2016-11-26 21:00

The UN has warned that the threat from Boko Haram jihadists is complicating efforts to help tens of thousands of Nigerian refugees living in dire conditions in northern Cameroon.

Two female bombers thwarted in north Cameroon - army

2016-11-25 12:42

Two female bombers have been thwarted as they tried to stage a double suicide attack in Cameroon's Far North, with one blowing herself up and the second shot dead by troops, security sources say.

Six soldiers killed in Boko Haram attack in Cameroon

2016-11-22 18:00

An attack by Nigeria's Boko Haram jihadists against a Lake Chad army base manned by an anti-insurgent regional force has left six Cameroonian soldiers dead, says a military source.

Troops gun down suicide bomber in northeast Nigerian city

2016-11-21 15:01

Nigeria's National Emergency Management Agency says troops have gunned down a suicide bomber at a transit camp for refugees from Boko Haram in the northeastern city of Maiduguri.

At least 75 000 children in Nigeria risk dying in 'months'

2016-11-16 17:01

Fourteen million people in northeast Nigeria urgently need humanitarian assistance and 75 000 children risk dying in "a few months", the UN says.

Boko Haram leader warns Trump 'war has just begun'

2016-11-14 14:27

The leader of the jihadist group Boko Haram has reacted to the election of Donald Trump to the White House with a warning that "the war has just begun" against the West.

Nigeria: Where are the children of Borno State?

2016-11-10 19:00

We have recently returned from a visit to Nigeria’s Borno State. Amid the hunger and displacement, we saw that something else was terribly wrong, writes Joanne Liu from MSF.

Top Africa Stories: Nigeria, Zim, S Sudan

2016-11-07 19:44

Nigeria's TB Joshua predicts a Hillary Clinton win in the US presidential elections, and Thabo Mbeki foundation says Zimbabwe is capable of working out solutions to help bring back economic development.


Nigeria's Boko Haram battle stalls as population starves

2016-12-08 12:14

Nigeria's military campaign against Boko Haram Islamists is increasingly bogged down as it confronts suicide attacks, looting and indiscriminate slaughter while the UN warns the affected region faces the "largest crisis in Africa".

For some women, Boko Haram 'offers an escape from poverty'

2016-12-05 19:05

Frustrated by living in poverty, gender discrimination and deep-rooted patriarchy, women in northeast Nigeria could easily be forced into joining the ranks of extremist groups, analysts have said.

Boko Haram jihadists kill five in Nigeria - villagers

2016-11-25 13:43

Boko Haram jihadists have raided three villages in northeastern Nigeria, killing five people and setting fire to several homes and fields, residents say.

Suicide bomber kills 1 at northeast Nigerian bus station

2016-11-24 08:11

A civilian self-defence commander says a suicide bomber has exploded outside a bus station in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri, killing himself and one other person.

Boko Haram 'besieging villages in Chibok area'

2016-11-22 14:06

Boko Haram fighters are overrunning villages near the northeast Nigerian town of Chibok, forcing hundreds of people to flee as they loot and burn in the area from which nearly 300 schoolgirls were kidnapped in 2014, local leaders say.

Suicide bombers attack Maiduguri, at least 2 die

2016-11-18 19:00

Police say suicide bombers have attacked a checkpoint in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri, killing two of themselves.

At least 10 Nigerian Shiites killed in clashes with police

2016-11-15 08:41

At least 10 people have been killed and several injured after police opened fire during clashes with pro-Iranian Shiites outside the northern Nigerian city of Kano, witnesses and police say.

Soldiers thwart suicide bombers in northeast Nigeria

2016-11-11 20:00

Nigerian soldiers have foiled an attack by three female suicide bombers targeting the largest city in the country's northeast region, says a police official.

Five soldiers killed in Niger attack

2016-11-08 17:08

Five soldiers have been killed and four are missing following an attack in southwest Niger, a security source says.

Boko Haram 'razes village near Chibok, kills 2 soldiers'

2016-11-07 06:05

Boko Haram jihadists have killed two soldiers and razed a village adjoining the northeast Nigerian town of Chibok where the group kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls two years ago, residents say.

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