Africa

Mystery behind Burkina Faso violence hampering response to crisis

Experts say the confluence of armed groups in the West African country is complicating humanitarian efforts.

Mystery behind Burkina Faso violence hampering response to crisis

Nigeria

Nigeria: Abducted aid worker killed by ISIL affiliate

Report of the aid worker's killing comes after decision by Mercy Corps to close four offices in northeast Nigeria.

Nigeria: Abducted aid worker killed by ISIL affiliate

Boko Haram

Ex-Boko Haram fighters face their hardest battle: Reintegration

After living with Boko Haram, runaways, including wives and children, struggle for social acceptance in Nigeria.

Ex-Boko Haram fighters face their hardest battle: Reintegration

Africa

22,000 Nigerians missing since Boko Haram crisis began: Red Cross

It's the highest number of missing persons registered with the organisation in any country, most of them children.

22,000 Nigerians missing since Boko Haram crisis began: Red Cross

Nigeria

Children held in 'horrific conditions over Boko Haram ties': HRW

Rights group says thousands of minors are held for long periods of time over suspected involvement with Boko Haram.

Children held in 'horrific conditions over Boko Haram ties': HRW

Nigeria

UN calls for urgent action to end violence in Nigeria

UN special rapporteur says deadly attacks rocking Nigeria could have a ripple effect throughout the region.

UN calls for urgent action to end violence in Nigeria

People & Power

West Africa's Opioid Crisis

In Nigeria, prescription drugs are being taken in life-threatening doses by millions in search of a fix.

Africa

Twelve dead in Boko Haram Niger attack: Official

The attack in the border district of Gueskerou is the latest to hit the Diffa region near Lake Chad.

Twelve dead in Boko Haram Niger attack: Official

Chad

Suicide bomber 'kills 6' in Chad; including soldier

Five people also wounded in attack in Lac province, attributed to Nigeria's Boko Haram armed group.

Suicide bomber 'kills 6' in Chad; including soldier

Nigeria

Death, anguish and flickers of hope: 10 years of Boko Haram

A decade later, one of the world's most dangerous armed groups is still wreaking havoc in the region it sprouted from.

Death, anguish and flickers of hope: 10 years of Boko Haram

Health

Is Nigeria facing a mental health crisis?

Experts discuss ways to close a gap in therapy care.

Is Nigeria facing a mental health crisis?

Nigeria

Nigeria: Toll in suspected Boko Haram funeral attack rises to 65

Dozens more bodies discovered following assault on mourners by suspected Boko Haram fighters in Borno, say officials.

Nigeria: Toll in suspected Boko Haram funeral attack rises to 65

Nigeria

Boko Haram kills 23 mourners after Nigeria funeral

Local hunters and militia recovered nearly two dozen bodies after survivors returned to the village and alerted them.

Boko Haram kills 23 mourners after Nigeria funeral

Nigeria

NGO confirms 6 aid workers kidnapped in Nigeria

The workers, abducted last week in northeast Nigeria, are 'apparently in a good condition of health,' ACF says.

NGO confirms six aid workers kidnapped in Nigeria

Nigeria

The brave women fighting Boko Haram in Nigeria

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

The brave women fighting Boko Haram in Nigeria