Boko Haram will not be defeated militarily - academic

2015-05-04 13:16

A call has been made in the US for a more citizen-centred approach to root out Boko Haram in Nigeria, as almost 300 women and children were freed by the extremist group.

With rescuers near, girls stoned to death by Boko Haram

2015-05-03 19:09

Boko Haram fighters stoned some of their captives to death as Nigeria's military approached to rescue the women.

1st group of freed women brought to safety in Nigeria

2015-05-02 21:17

The first group of nearly 300 Nigerian girls and women released from Boko Haram have been brought by the military to the safety of a refugee camp in the country's northeast.

Nigerian army: 234 girls, women freed from extremists

2015-05-02 09:14

Nigeria’s military has rescued 234 more girls and women from a Boko Haram forest stronghold in the country’s northeast, an announcement on social media says.

US shuts down Ebola treatment centre in Liberia

2015-04-30 21:03

American officials are shutting down a special treatment unit they set up in Liberia at the height of the Ebola crisis last year.

Kenya admits intelligence ignored ahead of Garissa massacre

2015-04-30 18:54

Kenya's interior minister has admitted that intelligence was ignored and the security response botched regarding the Islamist massacre of nearly 150 people at Garissa university.

Zwelithini remains mum on ICC complaint

2015-04-30 12:50

A spokesperson for the Royal Zulu household says the monarch would not be drawn into commenting on a complaint of hate speech laid against King Goodwill Zwelithini by a Nigerian human rights organisation.

Mali peace deal threatened as army, rebels clash

2015-04-30 10:48

Armed insurgents have exchanged fire with soldiers in Mali, plunging peace negotiations into disarray in the first clash this year between government forces and the main Tuareg rebel alliance.

Guerrilla gardening takes root in Mali - TRFN

2015-04-29 22:04

On the green banks of the Niger River in downtown Bamako alongside heavily guarded foreign hotels, a group of urban farmers busily weed and water vegetables on some of Mali's prime real-estate.

Niger begins mourning period after Boko Haram attack

2015-04-29 15:48

Niger has begun three days of mourning after the small West African country lost dozens of soldiers and civilians during slashes with Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram.


Togo court declares president re-elected

2015-05-03 22:04

Togo's constitutional court has declared Faure Gnassingbe president for a third five-year term after tallying final votes.

Nigeria: Freed women and girls get food, medical care

2015-05-03 17:19

Hundreds of girls and women, many bewildered and traumatised, are being registered, fed and given medical care in their first day out of Nigeria's war zone.

Benin leader's party leads, partial vote results show

2015-05-02 13:08

The party of President Thomas Boni Yayi has Benin's parliamentary elections with 32 seats out of 83 but failed to secure an absolute majority, according to the first partial results.

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.

Military: Boko Haram hostages held in severe, inhuman conditions

2015-04-30 19:53

Boko Haram hostages were held in atrocious conditions in the group's Sambisa Forest stronghold, Nigeria's military has said.

Zuma, Jonathan discuss recent developments

2015-04-30 14:11

President Jacob Zuma has had a telephonic discussion with outgoing Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan after the two countries' relationship took strain during xenophobic violence in South Africa.

Nigerian army rescues more kidnapped women, children

2015-04-30 10:48

Nigeria's military have rescued another set of women and children who had been kidnapped by Boko Haram militia and were being detained in Sambisa forest.

Crowds prevent Gabon opposition leader's body being flown home

2015-04-30 09:14

Gabonese authorities have been unable to transfer the body of long-time opposition figure Andre Mba Obame from Libreville to his stronghold in the north due to the huge crowd of supporters thronging the capital.

Mali militants kill 2 soldiers, child - security sources

2015-04-29 17:46

Militants have opened fire on troops at a national guard in northern Mali, killing two soldiers and a child, security sources say.

Army evacuating girls, women freed from Boko Haram

2015-04-29 14:31

Nigeria’s military says it is moving 200 girls and 93 women from a north-eastern forest where they were rescued from Boko Haram extremists.

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