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.

Nigerian kids' drawings capture Boko Haram terror

2015-04-12 08:24

Bloody faces, headless bodies, burned houses - these are some of the stark and haunting images drawn by children who have fled deadly Boko Haram violence in neighbouring Nigeria for the relative safety of a refugee camp in western Chad.

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.

African leaders to hold Boko Haram summit

2015-04-05 20:27

Leaders of central and west African states will hold a summit to try to draw up a joint strategy against the threat posed by Nigeria's Boko Haram militants.

9 Chadian soldiers killed in Boko Haram ambush

2015-04-02 14:15

Nine Chadian soldiers have been killed and 16 are wounded after being ambushed by Boko Haram fighters in northeastern Nigeria, the Chadian army says.

Chad accuses Nigeria of failing to help fight Boko Haram

2015-03-27 20:50

Chad has accused Nigeria of downplaying the threat from Boko Haram and failing to co-operate with the regional coalition battling the jihadists, saying there had been zero contact between their armies.

Chad UN envoy: Boko Haram worse than ISIS

2015-03-25 22:29

Chad's UN envoy has voiced frustration over Security Council inaction arguing that the Nigerian extremists are 'more dangerous' than ISIS.

Boko Haram took hundreds from Damasak

2015-03-24 20:35

Residents in the northern Nigerian town of Damasak say Boko Haram militants kidnapped more than 400 women and children as they left the town.

Chad troops to redeploy south

2015-03-12 23:56

Much of the Chadian force fighting Boko Haram in Nigeria has withdrawn to Cameroon and is preparing to deploy further south.

France boosts military in Sahel

2015-03-11 21:21

France will boost its military presence in the troubled Sahel region of Africa where jihadist groups operate to support the fight against Boko Haram.


Routed Boko Haram fighters hiding on Lake Chad islands

2015-04-13 10:19

Boko Haram militants driven out of strongholds in Nigeria by a regional military offensive are increasingly taking refuge on remote islands in Lake Chad, terrorising locals or recruiting others.

Chad villagers live in fear after raid

2015-04-11 10:01

Villagers in Chad live in fear almost two months after Boko Haram raided and pillaged areas, leaving mental and physical scars.

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.

Fleeing Boko Haram kill 7 in attack on Chad village

2015-04-04 14:35

Fighters from Nigeria's Boko Haram insurgency fleeing an offensive by soldiers from Chad and Niger have launched a rare attack on Chadian soil, killing seven people.

Chad, Niger troops retake Nigeria border town

2015-03-31 23:04

Soldiers from Chad and Niger have driven Boko Haram Islamist militants from a northern Nigeria border town they have occupied since late last year.

Troops pursue Boko Haram in Nigerian border area

2015-03-27 10:02

Troops from Chad and Niger have pursued Boko Haram fighters across a northern Nigerian border area, driving them out of a village they held there and causing some to flee into Niger, two senior Niger military officers say.

Ex-Chad leader's security chiefs jailed for life

2015-03-25 16:31

Seven of former Chadian leader Hissene Habre's security chiefs have been jailed for life for totire and murder by a special court in the capital N'Djamena.

Central, West African leaders to meet over Boko Haram

2015-03-19 12:23

Central and West African states are set to hold a summit next month to agree a common strategy to combat the Boko Haram insurgency, their leaders say.

US backs UN on Boko Haram regional force

2015-03-12 07:31

The United States supports the creation of a West African force of up to 10 000 troops to fight Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram, a US defence official says.

Crisis at Lake Chad

2015-03-10 22:30

The Red Cross has warned of an increasingly dire situation in Nigeria and other countries circling Lake Chad, where hundreds of thousands have been forced to flee Boko Haram violence.

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