Nigeria's constitution holds the key to protecting internally displaced people

2016-06-29 19:23

The internal displacement of people has become a significant concern in Nigeria. More than two million people have fled their homes because of the Boko Haram insurgency in the northeast with millions more displaced by other causes.

Niger's Diffa suffers under Boko Haram violence

2016-06-22 10:45

Outside the Diffa grand mosque in Niger's southeast, two soldiers stand at the ready, rifles pointed at the wave of worshippers walking towards them.

Nigeria: Boko Haram kills 18 at funeral

2016-06-17 17:39

A police official says Boko Haram extremists have killed 18 people at a funeral in northeast Nigeria.

Malnutrition stalks Boko Haram prisoners

2016-06-15 20:57

Nearly 700 people, most of them children, are receiving treatment in hospital in northeast Nigeria for severe malnutrition after being rescued from Boko Haram.

Dozens of Nigerian army officers sacked

2016-06-11 20:15

Nigeria's army says it is firing many senior officers accused of corruption and stealing billions of dollars meant to buy arms to fight the Boko Haram Islamic insurgency.

Boko Haram displaced face food crisis

2016-06-10 21:06

A report says at least 10 people are "starving to death" every day in a camp in northeast Nigeria for people displaced by Boko Haram violence.

50 000 flee Boko Haram attacks in Niger

2016-06-07 16:38

About 50 000 people have fled a town in Niger's troubled southeast after deadly attacks by Boko Haram insurgents.

Rickshaw sets off IED in Nigeria: Baby, mom die

2016-05-29 21:41

Five people were killed when an improvised explosive device exploded in northeast Nigeria, in a region where Boko Haram insurgents have operated for years, the country's military says.

Cameroon teen escapes Boko Haram after raid

2016-05-26 05:51

The 16-year-old was kidnapped with her 1-month-old baby by Boko Haram from her home in northern Cameroon, taken to Nigeria, married off to an extremist fighter and then trained to be a suicide bomber.

Boko Haram refugees in Niger feel 'abandoned' by the world

2016-05-21 10:31

"Take us away from this hell," says Boussam, a mother of seven cradling skeletal goats in Niger's Assaga camp, where thousands of desperate refugees fleeing Boko Haram Islamist insurgents are living in hunger.


Rescued Chibok girl 'disappears'

2016-06-23 18:32

Nigeria's Bring Back Our Girls movement and family members are demanding that the government provide news of the only schoolgirl among 219 kidnapped to escape the clutches of Boko Haram extremists.

Seven Niger gendarmes killed in refugee camp attack

2016-06-18 12:47

Seven gendarmes have been killed in an attack on a refugee camp in Niger hosting civilians who have fled Boko Haram, security and humanitarian sources say.

Benin boosts security after 'terror warning'

2016-06-15 22:29

Benin has put its security forces on alert after being warned of a "new terrorist threat", according to an internal armed forces memo.

Nigeria agrees to Cameroon's return of 80 000 refugees

2016-06-13 05:17

Nigeria says it has agreed to Cameroon's voluntary return of 80 000 Nigerian refugees who have fled the Boko Haram Islamic insurgency.

Niger, Chad to fight against Boko Haram

2016-06-11 07:20

Niger and Chad have decided to send troops to Nigeria to fight Boko Haram extremists to secure their borders from Islamic extremists.

2 000 Chad troops head to Niger after Boko Haram attack

2016-06-08 17:46

About 2 000 troops from regional military powerhouse Chad have headed to neighbouring Niger, where Boko Haram insurgents inflicted heavy losses in the town of Bosso.

Niger vows to avenge deadly raid by Boko Haram

2016-06-06 22:17

Niger has vowed to avenge the deaths of 30 of its soldiers who were killed by Boko Haram insurgents in one of the jihadist group's deadliest attacks in the country.

Militants strike major pipeline in Niger delta

2016-05-29 07:11

For the third time in a week, a militant group has attacked oil and gas infrastructure in Nigeria's increasingly violent oil-producing south, an official says.

Would-be bomber escapes Boko Haram captors

2016-05-23 19:28

A Nigerian mother of three has described how she escaped from Boko Haram Islamists after being abducted, drugged and told she was going to become a suicide bomber.

Doubts about 'second' Chibok girl

2016-05-20 17:20

Campaigners have questioned a Nigerian military claim that a second Chibok schoolgirl has been rescued, but the army maintains she was one of the 219 abducted by Boko Haram.

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