Boko Haram kills three soldiers in ambush

2017-11-12 07:00

At least three Nigerian soldiers and a militiaman have been killed in a Boko Haram ambush on the edge of Sambisa forest near the border with Cameroon, military and militia sources say.

Suspected Boko Haram attack kills six in NE Nigeria

2017-11-07 05:46

At least six people were killed when suspected Boko Haram fighters attacked a town in northeast Nigeria, in the latest attack against vulnerable, isolated rural communities, the local government has said.

Nigeria's former security chief denies 'Boko Haram cash' fraud

2017-11-03 18:30

Nigeria's former national security adviser has denied illegally channelling money meant for the fight against Boko Haram to fund Goodluck Jonathan's failed re-election campaign.

Woman and children killed by Boko Haram mine in Nigeria: sources

2017-10-31 19:40

Four people, including a mother and her two children, were killed when a vehicle hit a mine planted by Boko Haram islamists near the town of Banki on the Nigerian border with Cameroon, say sources.

Boko Haram 'slaughter' 11 people in north Cameroon: officials

2017-10-30 19:55

Boko Haram fighters killed 11 civilians in Cameroon's far north overnight, targeting a village where several members of the Islamist group were recently arrested, officials have said.

At least 5 dead in suicide bombing in Nigeria mosque: militia

2017-10-30 12:11

At least five people have been killed after a suicide bomber blew himself up inside a mosque in northeastern Nigeria, a militia member assisting the military against Boko Haram jihadists says.

Fugitive scandal casts doubt on Nigeria anti-graft crusade

2017-10-27 20:35

Muhammadu Buhari who had been elected as Nigeria's president on a promise to root out rampant corruption in government that has seen billions of dollars of public money stolen over decades.

Boko Haram kills eight Nigerian soldiers in raid

2017-10-26 21:54

At least eight soldiers were killed in heavy fighting when Boko Haram raided a military camp and looted food from villagers in northeast Nigeria, a military source has disclosed.

Boko Haram kills six Nigerian soldiers in raid

2017-10-26 10:43

At least six soldiers were killed in heavy fighting when Boko Haram raided a military base and looted food from villagers in northeast Nigeria, the military and locals say.

Three female suicide bombers kill at least 13 in Nigerian city

2017-10-23 06:00

Three female suicide bombers have killed 13 people and wounded 16 in the northeastern city of Maiduguri, security sources said.


Two women killed as Nigerian soldiers repel Boko Haram

2017-11-07 17:30

At least two civilians were killed when dozens of Boko Haram fighters tried to storm a town in a remote area of northeast Nigeria but were repelled by troops, locals have said.

3 Britons kidnapped in Nigeria are freed; 1 is killed

2017-11-06 21:30

The British government says one UK missionary who was kidnapped in Nigeria last month has been killed but three others have been freed.

At least 5 children killed by 'young girl' suicide bomber in Cameroon

2017-11-01 12:38

Five children have been killed and two others wounded by a suicide bomber described as a "young girl" in a northern region of Cameroon plagued by Boko Haram attacks, sources say.

Boko Haram kills 16 in Cameroon, Nigeria

2017-10-31 10:10

At least 16 people have been killed in a raid and suicide attack in Cameroon and Nigeria, in the latest violence blamed on Boko Haram Islamists.

23 police reported hurt in Niger demo

2017-10-30 14:11

At least 23 police officers have been hurt and a police station has been set on fire in demonstrations against financial reforms in the Niger capital, the interior minister says.

Top Africa Stories: Kenya, Grace Mugabe, E Guinea

2017-10-28 07:18

One protester has been shot dead in western Kenya after a quarried election, and Zimbabwean war veterans have reportedly apologised to their former boss after they vilified him for claiming that First Lady Grace Mugabe had staged a "bedroom coup".

Death toll now 15 in Boko Haram raid on Nigeria army

2017-10-27 17:27

Seven more bodies have been found after a Boko Haram raid on a military camp in northeast Nigeria, a security source has said..

African anti-jihad force makes first steps in troubled Sahel

2017-10-26 16:25

Five nations in Africa's Sahel region are progressively deploying a counter-terror force to combat jihadist groups but the project will be vulnerable during its fledgling stage, diplomats and military sources say.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Zambia, Kenya

2017-10-24 08:25

Zimbabwean government says the WHO is the "biggest loser" after rescinding its decision to appoint President Robert Mugabe, and Pope Francis has called for constructive dialogue in Kenya.

Niger raid highlights US forces' growing Africa role

2017-10-20 20:59

The killing of four American special operations soldiers in Niger has highlighted the increasing role elite units are playing across Africa, which is rapidly becoming a major center of US military action.

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