Human Rights

Some Chibok girls 'unwilling to leave Boko Haram'

Over 100 Nigerian girls missing since 2014 could either be radicalised or ashamed to return, Chibok negotiator says.

Human Rights

Kisses, tears as Chibok girls reunite with families

Cries of celebration as released Nigerian girls meet their families after more than two and a half years.


Nigeria denies Boko Haram deal for Chibok schoolgirls

Government rejects reports it traded armed group's prisoners for 21 girls abducted in 2014 from the town of Chibok.


Nigeria: Boko Haram 'releases 21 Chibok girls'

Presidential spokesman says 21 of the more than 200 girls abducted by the armed group in April 2014 have been freed.


Suspected female suicide bomber strikes in Nigeria

Attacker detonates explosive device in a car in northeastern Maiduguri, leaving at least eight people dead.

Boko Haram

Boko Haram refugees in Niger find safety, but lack aid

Refugees in the southeastern region of Niger say they no longer fear Boko Haram, but their problems are far from over.

Boko Haram

Deadly Boko Haram attacks in northeastern Nigeria

At least eight soldiers and 25 attackers die in separate strikes as armed group continues to hit military targets.

Boko Haram

Purported leader of Boko Haram resurfaces in new video

Man who claims to be Abubakar Shekau denies assertions by the Nigerian army that he had been seriously wounded.

War & Conflict

The women who love Boko Haram

At a safe house in Nigeria, the wives of Boko Haram fighters share stories of the men they married.


Fierce clashes as troops battle Boko Haram in Nigeria

Nigerian and regional forces clash with Boko Haram fighters for control of Malam Fatori town in northeast Borno state.

Boko Haram

Nigeria: Music, dance return after Boko Haram retreat

Nigerian authorities encourage Maiduguri residents to revive cultural traditions suppressed by Boko Haram.

Humanitarian crises

Nearly 500,000 children 'at risk' due to Boko Haram war

At least 49,000 in Nigeria's Borno state will die of malnutrition this year if they do not receive help, UNICEF warns.


Nigeria air force 'kills senior Boko Haram fighters'

Group's leader Abubakar Shekau believed to be fatally wounded in air strike carried out by the military, say officials.


Motorcycle suicide bomber hits market in Cameroon

At least three killed and 24 injured in Mora town, with authorities suspecting involvement of Boko Haram.

Inside Story

Africa's forgotten crisis

What can be done to help millions of people fleeing a brutal conflict in northern Nigeria and neighbouring countries?