Boko Haram militants kill at least 10 in north Cameroon – army

2015-04-17 16:23

Fighters from Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram have killed at least 10 people in attacks on two villages in neighbouring northern Cameroon, army sources say.

Nigeria: No need for UN military enforcement to battle Boko Haram

2015-04-17 09:21

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has told the UN his country would not need the help of an international force in the fight against Boko Haram.

A year after kidnap of schoolgirls in Nigeria, hope dwindles

2015-04-15 13:57

A year after hundreds of schoolgirls were abducted by Islamic militants from their school in north-eastern Nigeria, hope is dwindling, as some think they will never be rescued.

Protest march as Nigeria marks anniversary of schoolgirl kidnappings

2015-04-15 09:03

Nigeria and the world marked the first anniversary of Boko Haram's abduction of 219 schoolgirls with protest marches, candlelit vigils and pledges of solidarity.

Buhari 'can't promise' kidnapped girls will be found

2015-04-14 13:27

Nigeria’s president-elect Muhammadu Buhari has cautioned that he could not make promises on the return of 219 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haran exactly a year ago.

Buhari’s party makes gains in Nigeria regional polls

2015-04-13 08:49

Nigeria’s All Progressive Congress has made key gains in regional elections and kept power in the economic capital Lagos, strengthening its position nationwide after a historic win in the presidential vote last month.

Boko Haram alive and well and killing

2015-04-10 21:17

Boko Haram are still killing and burning in the face of an offensive to pacify them.

Nigeria to shut borders before regional polls

2015-04-09 06:20

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the closure of all land borders ahead of this weekend's regional elections, after a similar move was made before national polls last month.

Nigeria's neighbours hope for fresh start with Buhari

2015-04-06 11:33

Surveying the charred ruins of the northern Nigerian town of Malam Fatori, which Chadian troops and his own soldiers from Niger liberated from Boko Haram last week, Colonel Toumba Mohamed paused to reflect on Nigeria's landmark election.


Nigeria's former military leader Muhammadu Buhari claimed a historic election victory, sending thousands of jubilant supporters into the streets to celebrate. View the images here.

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How Nigeria's 'smooth' election nearly went wrong

2015-04-17 10:32

As Muhammadu Buhari closed in on Nigeria’s presidency, an aide to election commission chairperson Attahiru Jega sent a text message to an independent voting monitor, warning of an imminent threat to the electoral process.

Nigerian army focus on area abducted girls believed held

2015-04-16 07:45

Nigerian military operations against Boko Haram are focusing on a north-eastern forest where officials believe more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped a year ago are being held, a spokesperson says.

Nigeria army aims to destroy last Boko Haram camp by handover

2015-04-15 11:01

Nigerian troops will storm what they say is the last remaining Boko Haram stronghold before the handover of power to incoming president Muhammadu Buhari, national security advisor Sambo Dasuki says.

Kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls have nowhere to go

2015-04-14 19:38

For the last 12 months, campaigners have been calling for the immediate release of 219 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants.

Buhari's APC wins majority of Nigeria states in regional vote

2015-04-13 14:50

The party of Nigeria’s president-elect Muhammadu Buhari has won governorship elections in a majority of Nigeria’s 36 states, building its strength nationwide after a historic presidential win, official results show.

Nigerians go to the polls

2015-04-11 07:22

Nigerians are voting in gubernatorial and state assembly polls, bringing to an end an election cycle that saw the first win for an opposition presidential candidate.

Nigeria votes in key gubernatorial, state assembly polls

2015-04-10 13:00

Nigerians are returning to the polls for gubernatorial and state assembly elections, two weeks after the country’s historic first opposition victory in the presidential race.

I'm looking forward to stepping down - Tanzanian leader

2015-04-08 16:31

President Jakaya Kikwete has reportedly described his presidential job as "stressful and thankless", saying he can't wait to step down when his tenure comes to an end in October.

Zimbabweans: We wish Mugabe could learn from Nigeria

2015-04-01 20:03

Zimbabweans have reacted enviously to news that Nigeria's former president Goodluck Jonathan had conceded defeat in the country's landslide elections.

Jonathan has nothing to fear - Buhari

2015-04-01 16:49

Nigeria's president-elect Muhammadu Buhari has sought to reconcile past differences with incumbent Goodluck Jonathan, extending a hand of friendship.

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