Nigeria

Cash is not king in Nigeria's Bakasi IDP camp

With little money to hand at the best of times, IDPs have an alternative economy where they trade goods to survive.

Nigerians displaced by Boko Haram barter to survive

Nigeria

Returning home: Surviving captivity under Boko Haram

Former captives and families of people still held hostage by Boko Haram talk about life in the shadow of the armed group.

Boko Haram

More than 700 escape Boko Haram: Nigeria's army

The captives, mostly fishermen, farmers and their families, were held as farm workers by the armed group Boko Haram.

More than 700 escape Boko Haram: Nigeria's army

Nigeria

Four suicide bombers kill 18 in northeast Nigeria

Two male and two female attackers carried out separate attacks in suburb of northern Borno state.

Nigeria: Four suicide bombers kill 18 in Maiduguri

Boko Haram

Nigerians fear 'no end in sight' to Boko Haram fight

As Boko Haram steps up its attacks, Nigerian forces are increasing the number of troops in the country's northeast.

Nigeria

Boko Haram: No school for millions of Nigerian children

Close to three million children in need of education as threat from armed group in northeast persists, says UNICEF.

More than half of Borno schools closed over Boko Haram

Africa

Female suicide bombers kill 15 in northern Nigeria

Suspected Boko Haram assault targets aid distribution point in Mashalari village in Nigeria's northeastern Konduga area.

Double suicide attack kills 15 people in Nigeria

Africa

Lawyer who helped Boko Haram schoolgirls' release wins UN award

The founder of a school for orphaned children in Nigeria has won a top United Nations award. The UNHCR's Nansen Refugee Award honours people who dedicate their lives to helping victims of war.

Boko Haram

Boko Haram attacks blamed for 400 deaths since April

Amnesty International highlights role of young women and girls forced to target civilians in Nigeria and Cameroon.

Report: Boko Haram attacks killed 400 since April

Africa

At least 11 civilians killed in Boko Haram attack

Knife-wielding attackers target camp for people displaced by group's violence in the town of Banki in country's north.

At least 11 civilians killed in Boko Haram attack

Africa

Suspected Boko Haram fighters kill 11 in Cameroon

Attackers also kidnapped eight people and burned down more than 30 homes, according to Cameroonian officials.

Suspected Boko Haram fighters kill 11 in Cameroon

Africa

'Atrocity': UN slams surge in Boko Haram 'child bombs'

At least 83 children, mostly girls, used by the armed group in suicide attacks this year, says the UN agency.

UNICEF: Boko Haram use of child bombers soars

Africa

Deadly suicide attacks kill dozens in Nigeria

Three suicide bombers detonate explosives near northeast city of Maiduguri in attacks bearing hallmark of Boko Haram.

Suspected Boko Haram bombers kill dozens in Nigeria

Africa

Suicide bombing kills 14 people in northeastern Nigeria

Attack likely carried out by Boko Haram and resurgent group's recent activities prompt a shift in military tactics.

Suicide bombing kills 14 people in northeastern Nigeria

Africa

Boko Haram attack on Nigeria oil team killed over 50

Details emerging from Tuesday's ambush in northeast Nigeria suggest the death toll is higher than initially reported.

Boko Haram attack on Nigeria oil team killed over 50