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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.

US embassies in West Africa boost security

2015-03-20 08:37

The US embassies in the West African nations of Niger and Mali are boosting security for diplomats and their families amid security fears sparked by attacks from Islamic militants.

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.

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 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.

Refugees in Niger live under shadow of Boko Haram

2015-02-20 10:36

Refugees in Niger are living under the shadow of Boko Haram after the the Islamist group launched five bloody attacks in Diffa border territory.

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.

Thousands march against Boko Haram in Niger

2015-02-17 17:13

Niger's president Mamahadou Issoufou has told thousands of people protesting at deadly raids by Boko Haram that "Niger will be the tomb" of the Islamists from neighbouring Nigeria.

 

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.

Niger: Boko Haram refugees to worsen its food crisis

2015-03-19 16:10

Niger faces a large cereal deficit and will struggle to feed its people as well as the thousands of Boko Haram refugees that have spilled over its border, the prime minister says.

FACTSHEET: Conflict-related deaths in sub-Saharan Africa

2015-03-18 09:53

Read this article in which Africa Check details how conflict in sub-Saharan Africa has resulted in the deaths of thousands of people.

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.

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.

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.

Nigeria blamed as dozens killed in funeral bombing

2015-02-19 06:02

At least 36 civilians have been killed after a military plane bombed a funeral party in a Niger border village, in an incident its deputy mayor blamed on the Nigerian air force.

Boko Haram raze town

2015-02-17 22:59

Boko Haram have razed a town down to the ground as violence rages across northeast Nigeria less than six weeks from elections.

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.

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