Boko Haram suicide attack kills at least 15 in north Nigeria

2017-09-19 10:22

A Nigerian rescue official says at least 15 people have been killed and 43 others injured in a suicide attack on Mashimari village in Borno state.

UN gives top prize to Chibok girls negotiator

2017-09-18 15:34

A Nigerian lawyer who helped secure the release of more than 100 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram has been awarded one of the United Nations' top prizes.

Refugees fleeing Boko Haram endure 'hell on earth' in Niger

2017-09-14 18:03

"Sai wahala!" - in Hausa means "there's big trouble" - exclaims Zara Moustapha, living with more than 12 000 displaced Nigeriens and refugees from Nigeria in the N'Gaman desert camp in southeast Niger.

Nigeria claims major Boko Haram plot stopped

2017-09-10 16:02

Nigeria has said it had foiled Boko Haram plans for a coordinated series of attacks across the country during celebrations for the recent festival of Eid al-Adha.

Suspected Boko Haram fighters kill 9 farmers in Nigeria

2017-09-09 11:01

The leader of a self-defense group in northern Nigeria says suspected Boko Haram insurgents have killed at least nine people at a farm outside Maiduguri city.

WATCH: Boko Haram increasingly exploiting poor children for suicide attacks in Nigeria

2017-09-08 17:01

Recruiters from the Nigerian armed group Boko Haram are targeting people living in extreme poverty and using them to fuel the group's violent campaign in northern Nigeria.

Boko Haram attacks killed 400 since April... young girls used to target civilians - NGO

2017-09-05 10:05

A surge in attacks by Boko Haram fighters has claimed nearly 400 lives since April in Nigeria and Cameroon, double the figure of the previous five months, according to a rights group.

Boko Haram kidnaps nine in Nigeria: vigilantes

2017-08-30 09:46

Boko Haram jihadists have kidnapped nine people in two separate attacks in which one person was killed and two injured in Nigeria's volatile northeast, vigilantes say.

Suspected Boko Haram extremists kill 16 in north Cameroon

2017-08-27 20:00

Residents say suspected Boko Haram extremists killed at least 16 people and burned homes in two villages in Cameroon's north, near the border with Nigeria

15 killed in suspected Islamist attack in Cameroon

2017-08-26 11:16

Fifteen people were shot dead in an overnight attack in north Cameroon, blamed on Boko Haram Islamists, a security source has said.


Top Africa stories : Mugabe, Tsvangirai, Uganda

2017-09-19 08:20

Zimbabwe is set to recruit at least 102 Cuban doctors amid 'serious shortage' of specialists, and at least 20 women have been found dumped in two areas of Uganda's Wakiso district since May.

Anti-Boko Haram militia vows to stop using children: UN

2017-09-15 17:01

Civilian militia helping the Nigerian military against Boko Haram have promised to stop using children as part of their security operations, the United Nations has said.

Four killed in suicide attack in Cameroon's restive north

2017-09-14 10:04

A young woman has blown herself up in Cameroon's far north, killing four people and injuring another in an area frequently targeted by Boko Haram jihadists from neighbouring Nigeria.

Boko Haram kills seven in attack on displaced camp

2017-09-09 17:02

At least seven people were killed when Boko Haram jihadists attacked a camp for people displaced by the conflict in northeast Nigeria, militia members and locals have said.

Boko Haram kills eight farmers in Nigeria

2017-09-08 18:22

Boko Haram jihadists killed eight people in a series of raids on farming communities in northeast Nigeria, civilian militia members and local residents have said.

UN study: Young African extremists are deprived and jobless

2017-09-08 06:06

A UN study based on interviews with nearly 500 African recruits to extremist groups says the majority are poor, marginalised and finally tipped into joining because of perceived government violence or abuse of power.

Nigeria must investigate disappearances: Amnesty

2017-08-30 15:08

Amnesty International has called on Nigerian authorities to investigate unexplained disappearances, as the rights group highlighted a pro-Iranian Shiite religious movement that claims 600 of its members are missing.

Life returns to Lake Chad island despite Boko Haram threat

2017-08-29 17:34

Gaou Moussa stands in front of his family home nestled in the dense vegetation of Chad's Tchoukouli island, where burnt straw and charred wood still litter the ground from a Boko Haram attack three years ago.

27 dead after Boko Haram attacks on Nigerian villages

2017-08-26 15:31

Boko Haram extremists killed at least 27 people by shooting them and slitting their throats as they attacked several villages in northern Nigeria's Borno state in the past week, residents have said.

Suicide bombers kill two in NE Nigeria

2017-08-24 16:06

Two people, including a policeman, have been killed in a suicide bombing in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, the epicentre of Boko Haram's insurgency, police and witnesses said.

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