Three dead as suicide blasts rock Nigeria migrant camp

2017-03-22 21:05

At least four suicide blasts rocked a camp for migrants fleeing Boko Haram insurgents in restive northeastern Nigeria, killing at least three people and wounding 20, officials say.

Boko Haram leader in new video vows to establish caliphate

2017-03-21 15:33

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau in a new video is vowing to continue his insurgency until he establishes an Islamic caliphate across west and central Africa.

Escaped Chibok girl: Don't forget those still in captivity, they're human beings

2017-03-19 14:02

A Chibok girl, who escaped from Boko Haram captivity in Nigeria has reportedly called on the world not to forget the other girls who are still being held hostage by the militant group.

Fire kills three at Nigeria camp for Boko Haram displaced

2017-03-16 19:21

Three people have died in northeast Nigeria after a fire broke out in a building housing people displaced by Boko Haram Islamists, emergency officials say.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Zambia, Cameroon

2017-03-15 21:00

Joice Mujuru says she knew about Zimbabwean government Gukurahundi atrocities that took place in the early 1980s, and President Robert Mugabe has donated biscuits,chips and water to flood victims.

6 killed in Nigeria as teenage girls detonate explosives

2017-03-15 13:13

Nigerian officials say at least six people have been killed as four teenage girls detonated explosives worn on their bodies on the outskirts of Maiduguri city.

Displaced people hit by water shortages in NE Nigeria: aid workers

2017-03-13 18:34

Tens of thousands of people who fled Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria are facing a severe lack of water, compounding widespread food shortages and security fears, aid workers have said.

Largest humanitarian crisis since 1945

2017-03-11 12:16

The UN says the world faces the largest humanitarian crisis since 1945 with over 20 million people facing starvation and famine.

WATCH : Boko Haram suicide bombers 'paid less than $1 to carry out suicide attacks'

2017-03-08 16:00

Nigeria's militant group Boko Haram is reportedly paying young girls to carry out suicide bombings, particularly in crowded market places in the west African country.

Nigeria's ex-president Jonathan 'rejected British offer to rescue kidnapped girls'

2017-03-06 13:46

Nigeria, under the leadership of former president Goodluck Jonathan, reportedly rejected Britain's offer to rescue the more than 200 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram from a boarding school in Chibok in 2014.


Cameroon expelled 2 600 Nigerians fleeing Boko Haram: UN

2017-03-21 19:37

More than 2 600 Nigerians who fled into northern Cameroon to escape Boko Haram jihadists have been forced to go home since the start of the year, says the UN.

3 suicide bombers kill 4 in northeastern Nigeria

2017-03-19 19:45

A Nigerian police officer says three suicide bombers have detonated themselves, killing at least four people in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital

Top Africa stories: Zim, Nigeria, Somalia

2017-03-16 19:21

A crocodile has killed and eaten an 8-year-old child in Zimbabwe, and a Nigerian lawmaker says the "good relations" between President Zuma and his Nigerian counterpart President Buhari should "rub off" onto the citizens

Video shows Boko Haram shooting, beheading accused spies

2017-03-16 10:00

An organisation that monitors extremist groups says Boko Haram has released a video showing the killing of three accused spies by gunshot and beheading.

Cameroon 'frees' at least 5 000 from Boko Haram

2017-03-15 14:11

Cameroon says its soldiers have freed more than 5 000 people held by Boko Haram and have killed at least 60 Islamic extremists in operations since the end of January.

Boko Haram splinter group head charged with foreign kidnappings, murders

2017-03-14 19:09

The leader of Boko Haram splinter group Ansaru has appeared in court in the Nigerian capital Abuja charged with the abduction and murder of 10 foreigners.

Nigerian police say 2 teenage suicide bombers shot dead

2017-03-12 12:00

Police in Nigeria say two teenage female suicide bombers have been shot dead by troops as they tried to sneak into the northeastern city of Maiduguri.

Nigerian military to probe rights abuse claims

2017-03-08 20:05

Nigeria's military has announced it would look into alleged human rights abuses by troops, including in the fight against Boko Haram, despite having previously dismissed such claims.

No sign of letup in Nigeria's land wars

2017-03-06 19:09

Dalami Tukura stands with a long, hand-crafted musket slung over his right shoulder next to his brother's freshly-dug grave, a mound of red earth marked with a cross made of woven grass.

UN Security Council begins Africa trip focused on Boko Haram

2017-03-03 21:33

The UN Security Council has kicked off a visit to spotlight Africa's worst humanitarian crisis as millions face hunger amid the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria and the Lake Chad region.

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