'Son' of Boko Haram's founder named jihadi head

2016-08-26 05:28

When the Islamic State group appointed Abu Musab al-Barnawi as the head of Boko Haram early in August, few people even recognised his name.

Boko Haram violence sparks 'children's crisis' - UN

2016-08-25 15:18

Nearly half a million children in areas affected by Nigeria's Boko Haram insurgency could suffer from severe acute malnutrition this year, Unicef says.

Boko Haram kills 10, abducts 13 near Chibok

2016-08-22 07:18

Boko Haram Islamists have killed 10 people and abducted 13 others near the northeast Nigerian town of Chibok where the militants kidnapped over 200 schoolgirls in 2014, locals say.

Nigeria won't be able to bring back all kidnapped Chibok girls - ISS

2016-08-22 07:00

A continental think tank, ISS, has said that the issue of the missing Chibok girls in Nigeria continues to be a litmus test for the President Muhammadu Buhari's government, adding that it will be difficult to bring all of them back.

Chibok girls 'bargaining chip' of Boko Haram insurgency

2016-08-16 18:02

Boko Haram's list of victims - dead, displaced or abducted - grows longer by the day, but the kidnapped Chibok girls continue to define the group's insurgency.

Nigerian journalist wanted over Chibok girls - army

2016-08-15 12:44

Nigeria's army has declared three people, including a journalist, wanted for allegedly concealing information on more than 200 girls abducted from their school in Chibok in April 2014, a spokesperson says.

War of words in Boko Haram extremist leadership struggle

2016-08-09 07:43

A struggle in Nigeria's Islamic extremist group Boko Haram is playing out in public with a new leader named by ISIS accusing long-time leader Abubakar Shekau of killing his own people and living in luxury while fighters' babies starve.

Boko Haram's elusive Shekau says 'still around'

2016-08-04 16:54

Boko Haram's elusive leader Abubakar Shekau says he is still around despite his reported overthrow by ISIS.

Uncertainty over Boko Haram's leadership

2016-08-03 22:41

Boko Haram, the Nigerian Islamist group that has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State, may have a new leader, a report says.

UN suspends aid to dangerous areas of northeast Nigeria

2016-07-29 16:22

The United Nations says it is suspending aid to dangerous areas of Nigeria's north-eastern Borno state after Boko Haram ambushed a humanitarian convoy.


UN: 475 000 children at risk in Lake Chad area

2016-08-25 17:24

At least 49 000 in Nigeria's Borno state will die of malnutrition this year if they do not receive help, Unicef has warned.

Kerry warns against military crackdowns in Nigeria

2016-08-23 21:05

US Secretary of State John Kerry has congratulated Nigeria on its recent military successes against Boko Haram, but warned the country will face a blowback if it "cracks down" on the Islamists with excessive force.

Child bomber in Turkey not the only violent use of children

2016-08-22 07:08

The suicide attacker who detonated his explosives amid an outdoor Kurdish wedding party in southeastern Turkey, killing at least 51 people, was an Islamic State group child as young as 12.

Boko Haram kills five in attack on reopened highway

2016-08-18 09:54

Boko Haram has killed five traders in an ambush on a highway in northeast Nigeria that was recently reopened after coming under repeated attack from the Islamist group.

Nigerian troops repel Boko Haram attack

2016-08-16 12:02

Nigerian troops have thwarted a Boko Haram attack in the country's volatile northeast, killing 16 insurgents while 12 soldiers were wounded, an army spokesperson says.

Boko Haram release new video of Chibok girls

2016-08-14 14:54

Boko Haram have released a video of the girls allegedly kidnapped from Chibok in April 2014, showing some who are still alive and claiming others died in air strikes.

US warns citizens on Nigeria travel over security concerns

2016-08-05 15:43

The United States has warned its citizens against travelling to 20 states in Nigeria, including the insurgency-hit northeast, because of security concerns.

Islamic State announces new Boko Haram leader

2016-08-04 10:27

Boko Haram has a new leader who is threatening to bomb churches and kill Christians while ending attacks on mosques and markets used by ordinary Muslims.

Five killed in clashes over land in Nigeria

2016-08-03 19:48

Nigerian police say Fulani herdsmen have killed at least five villagers in the Kaduna state in the latest violence over grazing rights.

MSF: UN must declare Nigeria 'top emergency'

2016-07-28 05:35

Northeastern Nigeria is close to famine with hundreds of thousands trapped without help, and must be declared a "top emergency" by the UN, says medical charity Doctors Without Borders.

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