More co-operation needed against Boko Haram - Chad

2015-05-12 14:17

Chad's president Idriss Deby has called for better co-ordination between coalition forces fighting Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria, warning that the group has been wounded but not defeated.

Chad, Niger forgotten by aid donors - UN

2015-05-06 08:13

Two of the world’s poorest countries, Chad and Niger, are getting little attention from donors as they struggle to cope with refugees, a food crisis and grinding poverty, a UN official says.

US slams Boko Haram 'barbarism' after island attack

2015-04-29 14:31

The US has condemned a brutal attack during which Boko Haram gunmen killed dozens of soldiers and massacred civilians on a Lake Chad island.

Witnesses: 100s of bodies in town held by Boko Haram

2015-04-28 14:39

Witnesses say hundreds of bodies of alleged civilian victims of Boko Haram have been found in a recaptured Nigerian border town.

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.


Nigerians fleeing Boko Haram die from lack of food, water

2015-05-07 13:28

Some of thousands of Nigerians told to leave neighbouring Nigeria in the past week due to threats from Boko Haram have died en route from lack of food and water, evacuees say.

Niger urges evacuation of Lake Chad over Boko Haram attacks

2015-05-01 08:35

Niger authorities have urged people living on islands in Lake Chad to leave to avoid new attacks by Boko Haram, after an assault by the Islamists last weekend left at least 74 dead.

Chad to receive $1.1bn debt relief - finance minister

2015-04-29 14:31

Chad will receive $1.1bn in debt relief after completion of the Highly Indebted Poor Countries initiative of the World Bank and IMF, its finance minister says.

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.

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