Chad forces seize northeast Nigerian town

2015-03-04 08:05

Chad troops have taken a town back from extremists while the Nigerian army repelled a Boko Haram attack.

US military trains African armies

2015-02-25 19:56

Chad is sending hundreds of troops to fight Boko Haram in neighbouring Nigeria as part of a regional offensive.

Nigerian forces retake Baga from Boko Haram

2015-02-21 22:05

Nigerian forces backed by air strikes have seized the border town of Baga from Islamist group Boko Haram, in a significant victory in their offensive against the insurgents.

Taking on Boko Haram: Forces on the ground

2015-02-18 21:21

Four African armies, from Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger, are currently directly engaged in the fight against the Nigeria-based insurgent group Boko Haram.

Cameroon army kills 86 Boko Haram militants

2015-02-17 05:46

Cameroon's army says it has killed 86 Boko Haram militants and has detained 1 000 people suspected of links to the Islamist group.

Several hurt as Boko Haram attack Cameroon army base

2015-02-16 19:13

Nigerian Boko Haram insurgents have attacked a Cameroon military camp near the town of Waza in the north of the country, wounding several soldiers, an army spokesperson says.

UN: Nigeria military must step up fight against Boko Haram

2015-02-14 14:32

Nigeria's military must strengthen its resolve in the fight against Boko Haram, the UN envoy for West Africa said Friday.

Local Chadian chief killed in Boko Haram attack

2015-02-13 16:39

Boko Haram fighters has attacked a Chadian village overnight, killing several people including a local chief, in the first known lethal attack by the Nigerian militant group in Chad.

Boko Haram attack Chad troops

2015-02-11 14:04

Militants from the Boko Haram Islamist movement attacked Chadian troops stationed at a Nigerian border town before being repulsed, a Chadian military source said.

Niger sending troops to joing Boko Haram fight

2015-02-06 11:55

Niger is set to send troops to Nigeria for the multi-national battle against Boko Haram after scores of people were killed in a fresh onslaught by the Islamist fighters in a key border town.


Niger bombs fish traders thought to finance Boko Haram

2015-02-25 22:25

Niger's air force has bombed a convoy of trucks carrying smoked fish to Nigeria, a trade banned by local officials because it is suspected of helping to finance the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

Chadian soldiers take on Boko Haram

2015-02-25 08:26

Soldiers from Chad killed 207 Boko Haram militants in fighting near a Nigerian town close to the border with Cameroon.

Boko Haram hit by Chadian assault in NE Nigeria

2015-02-19 16:14

Boko Haram have suffered heavy casualties after Chadian troops pushed into Nigeria this week, residents who fled the fighting say.

Boko Haram issues new threat against Niger, Chad

2015-02-17 07:43

The Nigeria-based extremist group Boko Haram has threatened neighbouring countries Niger and Chad, as countries meet in Cameroon to discuss response.

Chad begins Boko Haram 'warm-up'

2015-02-16 21:44

Chad has launched a US-backed counter-terrorism exercise with 1 300 soldiers from 28 African and Western countries, billing it as a warm-up for an offensive against Nigeria's Islamist insurgent group Boko Haram.

Boko Haram attacks Gombe, curfew imposed

2015-02-14 16:30

Boko Haram has attacked the northeastern Nigeria town of Gombe and has engaged in heavy fighting with the army leading to a curfew.

Boko Haram takes fight into Chad

2015-02-14 10:00

Nigeria's Boko Haram rebels have carried out their first attack inside neighbouring Chad, targeting a village on the shores of Lake Chad as part of a widening insurgency.

Boko Haram attacks Chadian village, several killed

2015-02-13 12:55

Boko Haram fighters have attacked a Chadian village, killing several people in the first known lethal attack by the Islamist group in the country, local sources and a security source say.

Boko Haram stages new assault on Niger border town

2015-02-08 14:06

Boko Haram Islamist insurgents have staged an overnight assault on a border in Niger, residents say, the second time the west African nation has come under attack by the Nigeria-based extremists.

UN welcomes stepped up action against Boko Haram

2015-02-06 06:16

The UN Security Council has welcomed a meeting in Cameroon to finalise plans for a 7 500-strong force to fight Boko Haram, urging nations in the region Africa to step up counter operations.

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