Nigeria

Nigeria army lifts ban on UNICEF amid spying allegations

Army suspended UNICEF operations early Friday accusing the agency's staff of spying for Boko Haram.

Nigeria army lifts ban on UNICEF amid spying allegations

Nigeria

Nigeria's Buhari rattled by Boko Haram attacks as polls loom

Insecurity is a major electoral issue for President Muhammadu Buhari as he seeks re-election in 2019 polls.

Nigeria's Buhari rattled by Boko Haram attacks as polls loom

Africa

Nigeria: 'Villages totally burned' in deadly Boko Haram attacks

Boko Haram fighters attacked two villages on outskirts of Maiduguri as well as a camp for internally displaced people.

Nigeria: 'Villages totally burned' in deadly Boko Haram attacks

Nigeria

Boko Haram executes second female aid worker

ICRC nurse Hauwa Liman was forced to kneel down with her hands tied, and then shot at close range, local media reports.

Nigeria: Boko Haram executes second female aid worker

Chad

Chad troops kill 17 Boko Haram fighters after Lake Chad attack

A second deadly attack this year by Boko Haram near Lake Chad was repelled by Chadian troops.

Chad troops kill 17 Boko Haram fighters after Lake Chad attack

Nigeria

Lost childhood: Boko Haram victims gripped by thoughts of revenge

As children affected by violence dream of being soldiers to exact retribution, experts call for mental health support.

Lost childhood: Boko Haram victims gripped by thoughts of revenge

Africa

Lake Chad donors hope funds will help more than current crises

Donors promise millions more for Africa's Lake Chad, but will it be enough for a region beset by violence, famine and climate change?

Africa

Germany, Norway pledge funds for crisis-hit Lake Chad region

International donor conference kicks off in Berlin to stabilise region facing massive humanitarian challenges.

Germany, Norway pledge funds for crisis-hit Lake Chad region

Boko Haram

Death toll in Boko Haram attack on Nigerian base rises to 48

More bodies are likely to be recovered as search and rescue missions continue after assault on army post in Borno state.

Death toll in Boko Haram attack on Nigerian base rises to 48

Africa

Thirty Nigerian soldiers 'killed' in Boko Haram army base raid

The armed group overran a base in the country's Borno state, military sources tell AFP.

Thirty Nigerian soldiers 'killed' in Boko Haram army base raid

Nigeria

Despite threats, Nigerian radio station battles Boko Haram on air

The armed group promised to attack Dandal Kura, but presenters continue to inform listeners on how to counter fighters.

Despite threats, Nigerian radio station battles Boko Haram on air

Nigeria

Boko Haram kills 19 villagers in Nigeria's Borno state

Witnesses said 19 bodies were counted but an aid worker at a camp that received survivors put the death toll at 63.

Nigeria: Boko Haram kills 19 villagers in Borno state

Nigeria

Nigeria displaced return to ruin homes, fear violence

Despite many challenges and enduring dangers, Nigerians displaced by Boko Haram now begin to return to Borno state.

Cameroon

Cameroon to probe new video of 'armed forces' killing civilians

Amnesty calls footage credible evidence to support allegations that Cameroon's armed forces committed 'grave crimes'.

Cameroon to probe new video of 'armed forces' killing civilians

Africa

Nigeria: Grazing conflict deadlier than Boko Haram

At least 1,500 people have been killed in clashes between nomadic herders and sedentary farmers since September

Nigeria: Grazing conflict deadlier than Boko Haram