AU may mandate regional force against Boko Haram

2015-01-28 08:32

The AU might grant a mandate as early as this week for a regional military force to combat Islamist Boko Haram militants, a diplomat says.

Chad leads fight against Boko Haram

2015-01-22 20:39

Chad's President Idriss Deby has secured control of regional operations against deadly Boko Haram Islamists, riding roughshod over his supposed allies.

Boko Haram claims Baga attack, threatens Nigeria neighbours

2015-01-21 08:23

Boko Haram has claimed a massive attack feared to be the worst in its six-year insurgency and threatened Nigeria’s neighbours, as talks began for a regional response to the militants.

Cameroon border area in chaos

2015-01-20 20:16

Ten thousand Cameroonians have fled inland after Nigeria militants staged attacks and kidnappings.

Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria, Cameroon

2015-01-19 05:00

Boko Haram has staged its largest kidnapping yet in Cameroon, Nigeria's information has said, adding that some of the about 50 hostages were children.

Chad to help Cameroon against Boko Haram

2015-01-15 05:00

Chad's government has pledged "active support" for neighbouring Cameroon in fighting Boko Haram, after another cross-border raid by the Nigerian-based Islamist group.

Boko Haram attacks: Nigeria puts death toll at 150

2015-01-13 09:12

The Nigerian government says up to 150 people were killed by Boko Haram in the country’s north last week and dismissed widespread reports that 2 000 people had died.

Boko Haram attacks military base in Cameroon

2015-01-12 21:25

Fighters from the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram have launched an attack on a military base in the northwest Cameroonian city of Kolofata, police say.

Cameroon asks for help with Boko Haram

2015-01-08 18:31

President Paul Biya has called for international help to stop Boko Haram, a day after the Islamist terrorist group threatened to escalate attacks in Cameroon.

Boko Haram threatens Cameroon

2015-01-08 08:37

A man purporting to be the leader of Nigerian militant sect Boko Haram has threatened to step up violence in neighbouring Cameroon unless it scraps its constitution and embraces Islam.

Boko Haram attack Cameroon bus

2015-01-03 22:15

At least 15 people have been killed in an attack by suspected Boko Haram militants on a bus in northern Cameroon.


Envoy ducks hotel bill

2015-01-25 20:43

South Africa’s high commissioner to Cameroon has gone AWOL after racking up R39 000 at a luxury hotel and R230 000 in salary overpayments.

Cameroon frees German hostage

2015-01-21 20:17

Cameroon has freed a German hostage kidnapped six months ago in Nigeria by Boko Haram.

Nigeria, Cameroon mistrust stalls fight

2015-01-21 05:00

Mistrust between Nigeria and neighbouring Cameroon as well as disagreements over how to deploy troops against Boko Haram have stalled efforts to set up a regional force.

Boko Haram lets 20 Cameroon hostages go

2015-01-19 15:44

Around 20 of the dozens of hostages seized by Boko Haram in Cameroon have been released by the Islamists as they were chased by the army, media reports say.

Boko Haram kidnaps at least 60 in Cameroon

2015-01-18 19:53

Boko Haram fighters from Nigeria have kidnapped at least 60 people in a new attack in northern Cameroon in which some people were killed, police said.

UN: African states must unite against Boko Haram

2015-01-15 21:09

The four African nations most threatened by Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram must put aside mutual distrust and agree on a command structure and strategy.

Cameroon jails ex-finance minister

2015-01-14 21:06

Cameroon's former finance and economy minister Polycarpe Abah Abah has been sentenced to 25 years in prison by a special criminal court for embezzlement.

Cameroon army kills 143 Boko Haram militants

2015-01-13 07:51

The Cameroon army has killed 143 Boko Haram fighters who attacked a military base in the northern town of Kolofata, in what the government says is the militant’s heaviest loss yet in its territory.

Cameroon appeals for aid in Boko Haram fight

2015-01-09 20:55

Cameroon's President Paul Biya has appealed for international military help to fight Islamist militant group Boko Haram, which this week threatened to step up its cross-border raids into the country from Nigeria.

Boko Haram attacks drive 3 000 Nigerians to Chad

2015-01-08 13:25

Over 3 000 Nigerians have fled to Chad to escape attacks in northern Nigeria by Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, government officials say.

Boko Haram threatens Cameroon

2015-01-08 07:17

A man purporting to be the leader of Nigerian militant sect Boko Haram has threatened to step up violence in neighbouring Cameroon unless it scraps its constitution and embraces Islam.

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