Former president Jacob Zuma was never going to remain the all-powerful and omnipresent political figure that he thought, writes Pieter du Toit.
Human Rights Watch urged Nigeria to release thousands of children detained by the military over suspected links with Boko Haram.
Nigeria's presidency claimed Boko Haram's 10-year-old insurgency had been "defeated" but admitted that international jihadists posed a growing threat.
A decade later, one of the world's most dangerous armed groups is still wreaking havoc in the region it sprouted from.
Local hunters and militia recovered nearly two dozen bodies after survivors returned to the village and alerted them.
Thousands of people displaced by Boko Haram violence poured into the streets of the Nigerian city Maiduguri to vent their anger over food and medicine shortages in their camp.
Five Nigerian soldiers have been killed and a number are missing after an ambush by Boko Haram's Islamic State-backed faction.
Tens of thousands of women have been freed from Nigeria's brutal Boko Haram fighters, but providing a safe future for them is critical to winning the war, analysts warned.
Boko Haram and its affiliated groups have been waging war against the Nigerian government since 2009.
Ten people were killed along with two suicide bombers in a coordinated attack late by Boko Haram jihadists on a town in eastern Niger, the local mayor said.
Marches, protests, strikes and studies - people around the globe are taking action to mark International Women's Day and to push for action to to obtain equality.
At least 66 civilians were kidnapped in July in southeastern Niger near the border with Nigeria where the jihadist group Boko Haram is active, a UN source says.
How the death of one man 10 years ago sparked an unending campaign of terror in Nigeria and beyond.
An attack this weekend by Boko Haram fighters on a funeral in the northeastern state of Borno in Nigeria has left 65 people dead, almost three times the initial toll, a local official said.
More than 100 women are working with security agents in Borno state to thwart Boko Haram attacks.
Nigerian soldiers have repelled an attack by Boko Haram jihadists on the northeast city of Maiduguri, security sources and residents say.
Four Chadian soldiers and a television reporter were killed when their vehicle hit a mine on a road in eastern Chad, security sources said Sunday.
Authorities in Niger have foiled a "terrorist" attack on a high-security prison near the capital Niamey, Interior Minister Mohamed Bazoum says on Twitter.
At least 276 girls were taken from the government secondary school in Chibok town by Boko Haram in 2014.
A resident says at least five farmers are dead and dozens are wounded in northeastern Nigeria after their vehicle struck a landmine buried by Boko Haram extremists.
The leader of an Islamic State-backed faction of Boko Haram may have been replaced, sources say, against a backdrop of speculation as to his fate - and the group's future direction.
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