Bomb blasts at Nigeria's Maiduguri University kill 5

2017-01-16 12:10

Witnesses say two bombs have exploded at Nigeria's northeastern University of Maiduguri, killing five people.

3 suicide bombers kill 2 on market day in northeast Nigeria

2017-01-13 18:13

Witnesses say three suicide bombers have exploded at a checkpoint in Nigeria's northeastern town of Madagali, killing two self-defense fighters who challenged them.

Boko Haram: UN Security Council plans visit to Nigeria

2017-01-13 10:10

The UN Security Council is planning a visit in the coming weeks to Nigeria and two other countries affected by the Boko Haram insurgency which has sparked one of the world's biggest humanitarian crises.

Cameroon claims progress in fight against Boko Haram

2017-01-12 06:11

Cameroon says its military offensive against Boko Haram across the Nigerian border has made major progress, with scores of jihadists killed and hundreds of hostages freed since December.

Boko Haram attacks Nigeria military base

2017-01-09 19:19

At least five soldiers were killed in a surprise weekend attack by Boko Haram Islamists on a military base in northeast Nigeria, senior officers say.

Nigeria marks 1 000 days since kidnap of Chibok girls

2017-01-08 22:59

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says he is hopeful the remaining 195 Chibok schoolgirls will be rescued, as he marked 1 000 days since the mass abduction by Boko Haram that drew global attention to the jihadist insurgency.

Timeline: Nigeria's Chibok girls, kidnapped by Boko Haram

2017-01-06 19:11

It has been nearly three years since Boko Haram extremists abducted almost 300 Chibok schoolgirls in northeastern Nigeria, shocking the world.

Nigeria finds Chibok girl kidnapped by Boko Haram, with baby

2017-01-05 22:04

Soldiers interrogating captured Boko Haram suspects have found one of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram nearly three years ago, along with her baby, says Nigeria's military.

Boko Haram leader urges fighters: kill, slaughter, abduct

2016-12-31 17:00

Boko Haram's leader is urging his fighters to "kill, slaughter and abduct ... and detonate bombs everywhere", in a new video that denies Nigerian government claims that his Islamic extremist group has been crushed.

BREAKING: Boko Haram leader in new video says 'we're safe, not crushed'

2016-12-29 16:00

Boko Haram's elusive leader Abubakar Shekau has appeared in a new video to dispute a claim by President Muhammadu Buhari that the jihadist group has been routed from its Sambisa Forest stronghold.


Top Africa stories: Zim, Sudan, Malawi

2017-01-13 20:15

A 17-year-old boy with albinism was choked and hit with a sharp object in a brutal murder in Malawi, and leading gold producer has claimed ownership of the cargo after a plane crashed in Zimbabwe.

Humanitarian crisis triggered by Boko Haram is 'worsening'

2017-01-13 13:00

The UN humanitarian chief says the humanitarian crisis triggered by Boko Haram's "violent and inhuman campaign" is worsening, with 10.7 million people in need of aid in northeast Nigeria and parts of Cameroon, Chad and Niger

16 bodies found after Boko Haram attack on soldiers: military

2017-01-12 19:22

The bodies of 16 soldiers have been recovered in northeast Nigeria, nearly three months after an attack on a coalition force claimed by Boko Haram Islamists, the military has said.

Nigerian governor: Aid agencies 'misusing' refugee funds

2017-01-11 16:58

The governor of Nigeria's embattled northeastern Borno state has accused aid agencies, including Unicef, of profiting from funds meant to help refugees from Boko Haram.

5 suicide bombers die, kill 3 near Nigeria's Maiduguri city

2017-01-09 18:01

Police say five suicide bombers trying to infiltrate Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri have died in explosions that killed at least three civilians.

Doctors Without Borders giving food to Boko Haram refugees

2017-01-07 20:58

Doctors Without Borders says it has given food to at least 26 000 families taking refuge from Boko Haram Islamic extremists in northeast Nigeria's biggest city, stepping outside its traditional medical role to try to prevent more children dying

Free from Boko Haram, Nigeria's Chibok girls are kept silent

2017-01-06 18:06

'I don't know if she is alive or dead:' Freed from Boko Haram, Chibok girls are kept silent

10-year-old girl used as human bomb in Nigeria attack

2017-01-01 14:50

One person has been seriously injured after a suicide bomber aged around 10 blew herself up in a New Year's Eve attack in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, witnesses and aid workers say.

War against Boko Haram 'is far from over'

2016-12-31 11:02

Nigeria has recently trumpeted a major victory in its battle against Boko Haram, claiming that its army has routed the jihadists from their forest bastion, but the war against them is far from over.

Search 'still on' for missing Chibok girls, says Nigerian army

2016-12-29 11:00

After the Nigerian army claimed victory over Boko Haram in the armed group's forest stronghold, a commander at the forefront of the battle says the search is still on for the missing Chibok girls.

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