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Much of the Chadian force fighting Boko Haram in Nigeria has withdrawn to Cameroon and is preparing to deploy further south.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

Chad, Niger troops eject Boko Haram from Nigerian towns

2015-03-09 22:05

Troops from Chad and Niger have freed two towns in northern Nigeria previously held by Boko Haram militants, the first gains made in a joint offensive launched at the weekend, Niger military sources say.

Chad, Niger troops 'retake Nigerian town, 200 Islamists killed'

2015-03-09 14:15

A military offensive by troops from Chad and Niger has taken the north-eastern Nigerian town of Damasak and left at least 200 Islamists dead, a Chadian security source says.

Niger, Chad troops fight Boko Haram

2015-03-08 18:30

A source says the armies of Niger and Chad have launched a major ground and air offensive against Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria.

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.


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.

Chad, Niger troops move to attack Boko Haram

2015-03-09 17:15

Forces from Chad and Niger have opened a new front in the regional military fight against Boko Haram, as army vehicles full of soldiers crossed the border into northeast Nigeria, official say.

200 vehicles enter Nigeria to fight Boko Haram

2015-03-09 12:02

A resident in a Niger village says that 200 vehicles with soldiers from Chad and Niger have been seen crossing the border into Nigeria to fight Islamic extremists there.

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.

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