The brave women fighting Boko Haram in Nigeria

2019-07-11 12:52

More than 100 women are working with security agents in Borno state to thwart Boko Haram attacks.

Nigerian troops repel Boko Haram attack on key town

2019-05-29 17:22

Nigerian soldiers have repelled an attack by Boko Haram jihadists on the northeast city of Maiduguri, security sources and residents say.

Blast kills Chad soldiers, journalist after Boko Haram attack

2019-05-26 13:09

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.

'Terrorist' attack on high-security Niger prison foiled

2019-05-13 21:33

Authorities in Niger have foiled a "terrorist" attack on a high-security prison near the capital Niamey, Interior Minister Mohamed Bazoum says on Twitter.

WATCH: Five years after Boko Haram kidnap, Chibok girls still missing

2019-04-15 13:17

At least 276 girls were taken from the government secondary school in Chibok town by Boko Haram in 2014.

At least 5 killed in Nigeria as van strikes Boko Haram mine

2019-03-08 20:41

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.

ISIS-backed Boko Haram faction may have new chief

2019-03-06 07:18

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.

Suspected Boko Haram attack 'kills many' before Nigeria polls

2019-02-14 12:30

Nigeria daily Daily Trust says Kashim Shettima's convoy came under attack while on its way to a campaign rally.

Nigeria: African giant struggling with poverty, unrest

2019-02-10 11:08

Nigeria, which elects a new president on February 16, is Africa's most populous nation and leading oil producer but is dogged by poverty and insecurity.

Nigeria since independence

2019-02-09 15:57

Key events in the history of Nigeria since independence from Britain in 1960:


Thousands displaced by Boko Haram in Nigeria protest over food

2019-06-28 09:11

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 killed in Boko Haram ambush

2019-05-27 06:28

Five Nigerian soldiers have been killed and a number are missing after an ambush by Boko Haram's Islamic State-backed faction.

How to beat Boko Haram? Treat women better, analysts say

2019-05-22 09:42

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 threatens civilians' lives in Niger

2019-04-25 06:31

Boko Haram and its affiliated groups have been waging war against the Nigerian government since 2009.

Boko Haram attacks in eastern Niger leave a dozen dead - mayor

2019-03-28 14:09

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.

WATCH: How the world is marking women's day

2019-03-08 19:44

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.

WATCH: Nigeria elections postponed by a week

2019-02-16 12:18

Presidential and parliamentary elections in Nigeria have been postponed by a week, five hours before the crunch vote was scheduled to take place.

Muhammadu Buhari: Nigeria's anti-corruption president

2019-02-10 14:14

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari who was elected in 2015 on a wave of hope that he could defeat Boko Haram Islamists and turn around a country blighted by decades of corruption and poor governance.

Boko Haram: from Islamist sect to armed threat

2019-02-09 19:01

Nigeria's Boko Haram started out as an Islamic anti-corruption group but mutated into an ISIS affiliate waging a lethal insurgency.

Nigerian rivals rally supporters as election campaign peaks

2019-02-09 15:57

Nigeria's main presidential hopefuls court voters in two key cities, as election campaigning reaches its climax with one week to go before the ballot.

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