Three Nigerian soldiers killed in Boko Haram attack on military base

2018-11-16 12:35

At least three soldiers have been killed and several others are missing after a Boko Haram attack on a military base in Nigeria's northeastern Borno state, military and militia sources say.

Nigeria appoints new commander against Boko Haram

2018-11-12 19:10

The Nigerian army has appointed a new commander to lead the fight against Boko Haram jihadists in the country's restive northeast, where attacks on military targets have spiked in recent months.

Niger turns to drones to protect precious wildlife

2018-11-07 16:29

Niger is turning to drone technology to help protect a Saharan antelope and other endangered species in Africa's largest terrestrial park.

Nigerian Shiites bury dead after clashes with security forces

2018-11-01 06:05

Supporters of an imprisoned Shiite cleric have said they had begun burying dozens of people they say were killed in clashes with the Nigerian security forces.

Nigerian army silent as families seek news of the missing

2018-10-30 15:22

The soldier's father remembers the exact day when he spoke to his son for the last time. It was August 26. He hasn't heard from him since.

Father of midwife murdered by Boko Haram hails her humanitarian work

2018-10-17 21:41

The father of a young midwife executed by Boko Haram has blasted the jihadists for killing his daughter, hailing the "immense help" she gave to her community and expressing hope for the safe release of other hostages.

Boko Haram kills another aid worker in NE Nigeria: govt

2018-10-16 11:05

Islamic State-allied Boko Haram jihadists have killed another kidnapped female aid worker in northeast Nigeria, the government says, a month after one of her colleagues was murdered.

Over 800 children stop working for anti-Boko Haram militia

2018-10-12 20:30

A ceremony has been held in northeast Nigeria on Friday to mark the formal separation of more than 800 children from a civilian militia helping Nigeria's military against Boko Haram Islamists.

8 Chadian soldiers killed in Boko Haram attack

2018-10-10 19:28

Eight Chadian soldiers died in a Boko Haram attack in the Lake Chad region with 48 jihadists killed as the army retaliated, a military spokesperson has told AFP.

Nigeria's Buhari to face political heavyweight opponent in re-election bid

2018-10-08 08:05

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will run for re-election in February 2019 against former vice president Atiku Abubakar, a Muslim from the country's north who was nominated on Sunday as the main opposition party's poll contender.


Boko Haram kills at least 16 farmers in latest attacks in Nigeria's Borno state

2018-11-14 13:01

Boko Haram jihadists have killed at least 16 farmers and left dozens missing in the latest attacks in restive northeast Nigeria's Borno state, militia and residents say.

Hundreds flee their homes after Boko Haram raid in northeast Nigeria

2018-11-11 19:18

Hundreds of villagers have fled their homes in Nigeria's northeast late after an attack by Islamist militants from the Boko Haram group, militia officials and witnesses say.

At least 16 Nigeria troops missing after Boko Haram attack

2018-11-07 06:01

At least 16 Nigerian soldiers are missing following clashes with Boko Haram jihadists in the Lake Chad area, military and militia sources say.

Nigerian crackdown on Shiite group sparks fears of escalation

2018-10-30 16:50

At least three people have been killed after supporters of an imprisoned Shiite cleric clashed with security forces during a protest march in Abuja, prompting warnings to the government that a heavy-handed approach could radicalise elements in the group.

Boko Haram raid in Nigeria leaves 2 dead: witnesses

2018-10-22 06:07

Boko Haram jihadists razed three villages in northeast Nigeria in attacks that killed two people and injured several others, civilian militia and residents told AFP Sunday.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe interviewer sued, Kanye West gets Ugandan name

2018-10-17 07:34

A veteran interviewer of former president Robert Mugabe is being sued for $1m by ZBC, and Uganda's Yoweri Museveni has given US rapper Kanye West and his wife, Kim Kardashian Ugandan names.

Nigerian troops foil Boko Haram attack on base

2018-10-13 17:39

Nigerian troops have foiled an attempt by Boko Haram fighters to overrun a military base in the restive northeast leaving six soldiers wounded, the army says.

Boko Haram attack leaves 7 soldiers dead: Nigerian army

2018-10-11 12:20

At least seven Nigerian soldiers have been killed in a Boko Haram jihadist attack on a military base near the Niger border, the military says.

Cameroon presidential poll underscores the need for term limits

2018-10-09 13:17

President Paul Biya's credibility and legitimacy are increasingly being tarnished, amid growing support for opposition candidates, writes The Conversation.

'They may kill you': Cameroon faces election under threat

2018-10-07 13:10

Rudulf Arrey has ventured out for a campaign rally the other day in Cameroon, knowing the simple act of civic curiosity could kill him.

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