'Terrorist attack' kills 15 soldiers in Niger: army

2017-02-24 08:52

At least Fifteen soldiers have been killed and 19 wounded in a attack by "terrorist elements" in western Niger, authorities say.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, SA, Nigeria

2017-02-23 20:22

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe says he doesn't want to lead a party of thieves, and alleged anti-xenophobic protesters have attacked offices of an SA company in Nigeria.

Cameroon expels at least 500 Nigerians fleeing Boko Haram

2017-02-23 08:30

Over 500 Nigerians who fled into northern Cameroon to escape Boko Haram Islamists have been forced to return to Nigeria, the UN refugee agency says.

Failed suicide bombing in NE Nigeria

2017-02-18 07:10

As many as seven suicide bombers, six of them women, tried to attack the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri but only blew themselves up, emergency services officials have said .

11 dead as Nigerian troops repel Boko Haram suicide bombers

2017-02-17 13:00

Witnesses and soldiers say 11 people have been killed as Nigerian troops battled Boko Haram suicide bombers and fighters to repel an attack on the outskirts of northeastern Maiduguri city.

Boko Haram ambush kills eight soldiers in NE Nigeria

2017-02-10 21:06

At least eight Nigerian soldiers were killed in a Boko Haram ambush in the northeastern state of Borno on Friday, says a military source and a civilian vigilante.

Nigerian troops save life of female suicide bomber, prevent attack

2017-02-07 15:25

Police say Nigerian troops have saved the life of a young woman strapped with explosives and killed another. The two were apparently planning to attack the northeastern city of Maiduguri.

Top Africa stories: Mawarire, AU, Malema

2017-02-01 19:46

Zimbabwe's pastor Mwarire has been detained at the Harare International Airport, and African leaders have adopted a strategy calling for a collective withdrawal from the ICC.

Journalist Ahmed Abba 'a victim of Cameroon's war on terror'

2017-02-01 13:30

A Cameroonian journalist Ahmed Abba is facing death penalty after being accused of being involved with "terror" acts in the west African country.

Africa 'should deal with issues that force people to flee'

2017-01-31 14:01

Africa should set an example on how to host refugees following the closure of American borders, AU commissioner for peace and security says, adding however, that issues that force people to flee must be dealt with.


The Lake Chad region: 'Africa's most acute crisis'

2017-02-23 21:19

An international conference in Oslo aims to raise $1.5bn to help people affected by Boko Haram's Islamist insurgency in the Lake Chad region.

Boko Haram suicide bomber kills 1 in northern Cameroon

2017-02-23 10:03

A Cameroon official says a suicide bomber has killed at least one person near the country's border with Nigeria.

Logistics nightmare: Helping the Boko Haram displaced

2017-02-22 08:34

Humanitarian groups in Nigeria's town of Dikwa are trying to bring aid to at least 57 000 people forced out of their homes by Boko Haram Islamists, whose insurgency has devastated the remote region since 2009.

Boko Haram shoots at military helicopter, wounds airman

2017-02-17 14:33

Nigeria's air force says Boko Haram Islamic extremists have fired repeatedly at a military helicopter on a humanitarian mission in the northeast and wounded one airman.

Nigeria court: Forfeit $110m linked to oil minister

2017-02-17 11:44

A Nigerian court has handed the government more than $110m seized from bank accounts linked to the former oil minister, declaring that it was looted from state coffers.

UN: 120 000 Nigerian likely face Boko Haram-created famine

2017-02-08 18:34

A UN report says that more than 120 000 Nigerians likely will suffer "catastrophic" famine-like conditions caused by Boko Haram's Islamic uprising, among 11 million confronting severe food shortages this year.

Nigeria revises death toll from botched air strike

2017-02-02 20:42

Nigeria's army says 112 people were killed in an air strike that hit civilians and aid workers rather than Boko Haram militants.

UN: 5 killed in attack along Cameroon-Nigeria border

2017-02-01 19:46

The United Nations is strongly condemning an attack along Cameroon's border with Nigeria that killed a UN independent contractor and four others.

Nigeria: Self-defense fighter dies thwarting suicide attack

2017-01-31 18:11

Police say a member of a civilian self-defense force has died while intercepting a suicide bomber at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria.

Boko Haram in deadly ambush on motorists in NE Nigeria

2017-01-30 19:43

More than 20 people were feared dead after Boko Haram gunmen opened fire on a convoy of motorists travelling under military escort in northeast Nigeria, witnesses say..

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