Boko Haram attack: Many beheaded in Cameroon

2015-04-18 22:02

Nineteen people have been killed in an attack on a Cameroonian village by Nigeria-based Boko Haram militants, a security source says in an updated toll.

Boko Haram militants kill at least 10 in north Cameroon – army

2015-04-17 16:23

Fighters from Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram have killed at least 10 people in attacks on two villages in neighbouring northern Cameroon, army sources say.

Jonathan: No need for intervention in Boko Haram fight

2015-04-17 07:09

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has told the UN his country would not need the help of an international force in the fight against Boko Haram.

A year after kidnap of schoolgirls in Nigeria, hope dwindles

2015-04-15 13:57

A year after hundreds of schoolgirls were abducted by Islamic militants from their school in north-eastern Nigeria, hope is dwindling, as some think they will never be rescued.

Protest march as Nigeria marks anniversary of schoolgirl kidnappings

2015-04-15 09:03

Nigeria and the world marked the first anniversary of Boko Haram's abduction of 219 schoolgirls with protest marches, candlelit vigils and pledges of solidarity.


In today's news headlines: xenophobic looting spreads across KZN, Eskom implements load shedding & Nigerian girls from Chibok were kidnapped one year ago today.

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800 000 children forced from homes in Boko Haram violence

2015-04-13 16:31

A new Unicef report says 800 000 children have been forced from the homes by Boko Haram extremists.

Nigeria girls who fled Boko Haram look to brighter future

2015-04-12 15:21

The abducted Chibok girls who fled Boko Haram are looking towards a brighter future.

Nigerians go to the polls

2015-04-11 07:22

Nigerians are voting in gubernatorial and state assembly polls, bringing to an end an election cycle that saw the first win for an opposition presidential candidate.

Nigeria votes in key gubernatorial, state assembly polls

2015-04-10 13:00

Nigerians are returning to the polls for gubernatorial and state assembly elections, two weeks after the country’s historic first opposition victory in the presidential race.


Boko Haram slit throats of 12

2015-04-18 12:35

Boko Haram militants have slit the throats of 12 people in northeast Nigeria as the army was trying to evacuate civilians from the area, a source says.

Nigeria: No need for UN military enforcement to battle Boko Haram

2015-04-17 09:21

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has told the UN his country would not need the help of an international force in the fight against Boko Haram.

Nigerian army focus on area abducted girls believed held

2015-04-16 07:45

Nigerian military operations against Boko Haram are focusing on a north-eastern forest where officials believe more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped a year ago are being held, a spokesperson says.

Nigeria army aims to destroy last Boko Haram camp by handover

2015-04-15 11:01

Nigerian troops will storm what they say is the last remaining Boko Haram stronghold before the handover of power to incoming president Muhammadu Buhari, national security advisor Sambo Dasuki says.

Buhari 'can't promise' kidnapped girls will be found

2015-04-14 13:27

Nigeria’s president-elect Muhammadu Buhari has cautioned that he could not make promises on the return of 219 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haran exactly a year ago.

Nigeria marks 1st anniversary of schoolgirl kidnappings

2015-04-14 08:12

Nigeria is marking the first anniversary of Boko Haram’s abduction of 219 schoolgirls from north-eastern town of Chibok, as part of a series of events planned around the world.

Routed Boko Haram fighters hiding on Lake Chad islands

2015-04-13 10:19

Boko Haram militants driven out of strongholds in Nigeria by a regional military offensive are increasingly taking refuge on remote islands in Lake Chad, terrorising locals or recruiting others.

Chad villagers live in fear after raid

2015-04-11 10:01

Villagers in Chad live in fear almost two months after Boko Haram raided and pillaged areas, leaving mental and physical scars.

Boko Haram alive and well and killing

2015-04-10 21:17

Boko Haram are still killing and burning in the face of an offensive to pacify them.

Boko Haram disguised as preachers kill at least 24 in Nigeria

2015-04-07 09:03

Islamist Boko Haram militants disguised as preachers have killed at least 24 people and wounded several others in an attack near a mosque in northeast Nigeria’s Borno state, a military source says.

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