Nigeria: Bombed refugee centre wasn't marked properly

2017-07-22 16:00

Nigeria's military says the air force mistakenly launched an airstrike on a refugee camp in January because the camp was not appropriately marked as a humanitarian base in the military's operational maps.

Top Africa stories: Kaunda, Africa, Zim

2017-07-20 20:00

The office of the Zambian high commissioner in SA says Kenneth Kaunda is not dead,and France has refuted recent media allegations that President Emmanuel Macron made a controversial and racist remark regarding Africa.

Trump administration letting Africa's crises drift: Experts

2017-07-19 20:15

When President Donald Trump left his chair at this month's G20 summit while Africa was discussed and had daughter Ivanka sit in for him, critics blasted it as a breach of diplomatic protocol.

Call for Boko Haram peace talks masks ethnic tensions

2017-07-18 10:13

A group of community elders in northeast Nigeria where Boko Haram has waged a bloody eight-year insurgency are urging the Islamists to enter peace talks, a move some see as motivated by ethnic self-interest.

At least 8 killed in Nigeria suicide bombing: authorities

2017-07-17 12:18

At least eight people have been killed after a female suicide bomber detonated her explosives at a mosque in northeast Nigeria, in the latest attack in the restive region.

14 dead in twin Cameroon bombings

2017-07-13 13:00

Two bombers have blown themselves up in northeastern Cameroon, killing 14 people and injuring 30 others in an attack likely staged by Boko Haram jihadists, security sources say.

Boko Haram suicide bombers kill at least 19 in a series of attacks in Nigeria

2017-07-12 13:30

Four Boko Haram suicide bombers have killed 19 people in a series of attacks that targeted a civilian self-defence force and the people who gathered to mourn their deaths, police in northeastern Nigeria say.

Niger army kills 14 displaced people mistaken for jihadists: official

2017-07-06 21:37

Niger's army has killed 14 displaced people who were mistaken for jihadists in the restive southeast where Boko Haram Islamists have staged regular attacks, a local official has said.

Boko Haram kidnaps 37 women, slits throats of 9 others in Niger

2017-07-04 15:33

Boko Haram jihadists have kidnapped at least 37 women and slit the throats of nine other people at a village in southeastern Niger, the regional governor says.

Boko Haram fighters found posing as refugees: Nigeria

2017-07-01 20:00

Boko Haram fighters have been found among refugees returning to northeast Nigeria from neighbouring Cameroon, the Borno State Emergency Management Agency says.


Nigerian military blames homeless for botched air strike

2017-07-21 20:56

Nigeria's military has blamed an unexpected gathering of homeless people for a botched air strike that killed 112 at a camp for those displaced by the Boko Haram conflict.

Boko Haram suspects killed, tortured in Cameroon custody: AI

2017-07-20 13:16

Dozens of Boko Haram suspects have died in Cameroon custody, rights group Amnesty International says, with security forces torturing them in the fight against the jihadist group.

Top Boko Boko Haram leader surrenders to Nigerian military

2017-07-19 14:00

A high ranking Boko Haram leader has reportedly handed himself over to the Nigerian military.

34 Cameroonian soldiers missing after boat capsize

2017-07-17 16:14

At least 34 Cameroonian soldiers from the elite Rapid Intervention Brigade are missing, a day after an army vessel capsized off the country's southeastern coast.

Cameroon army vessel capsizes at sea, dozens missing: security sources

2017-07-17 06:13

A Cameroon army vessel transporting "dozens" of troops from the elite Rapid Intervention Brigade has capsized off the country's southwestern coast, a security source says.

Five killed in Boko Haram ambush in NE Nigeria: sources

2017-07-12 20:10

Boko Haram has ambushed Nigerian troops in the country's restive northeast, leaving three soldiers and two Islamists dead, military and vigilante sources say.

Boko Haram executes eight for defying 'Sharia police': video

2017-07-11 16:18

Boko Haram has publicly executed eight villagers in northeast Nigeria who opposed the enforcement of its hardline form of Islam, according to a graphic video.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Zambia, Ghana

2017-07-05 08:30

Zimbabwean Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa says he was "ejected out" of a South African hotel by "angry" Zimbabweans, and Zambia's biggest market has reportedly burnt down in Lusaka.

Nine killed in suspected Boko Haram attack in Niger

2017-07-03 17:57

Nine people were killed and dozens kidnapped after an attack in southeastern Niger by suspected members of Boko Haram, local authorities have said.

Suicide attack on Niger displaced camp kills 2, wounds 11

2017-06-30 17:31

The United Nations refugee agency says two female suicide bombers attacked a camp for internally displaced people in eastern Niger's Diffa region, killing two people and wounding 11.

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