Nigeria

UN: Boko Haram threat displaces 30,000 in Nigeria

Fears of renewed attacks by the armed group prompt the exodus of more than 30,000 people from the Nigerian town of Rann.

UN: Boko Haram threat displaces 30,000 from Nigeria's Rann town

Nigeria

Nigeria's main female candidate quits presidential race

Oby Ezekwesili said she made her decision in a bid to create a 'strong and viable' coalition to defeat incumbent Buhari.

Nigeria female candidate Oby Ezekwesili quits presidential race

Niger

'Bandits' kill 10 troops along Niger-Nigeria border

The two countries had launched a joint operation against criminal gangs in Niger's Maradi region over the weekend.

'Bandits' kill 10 troops along Niger-Nigeria border

Nigeria

Boko Haram attacks two military bases in northeast Nigeria

At least one naval officer killed as armed group seizes trove of weapons from two bases near Nigerian border with Chad.

Boko Haram attacks two military bases in northeast Nigeria

War & Conflict

Nigerian army says 14 personnel killed in Boko Haram ambush

Security forces were on escort duty when they were attacked in Yobe state in the north of the country, army says.

Nigerian army says 14 personnel killed in Boko Haram ambush

Africa

Unidentified gunmen kill 17 people in Nigeria's Zamfara state

Raiders on several motorbikes shoot Magami village residents indiscriminately in the latest attack in Nigeria.

Unidentified gunmen kill 17 people in Nigeria's Zamfara state

Nigeria

Nigeria's former defence chief killed amid growing insecurity

Air Marshall Alex Badeh shot dead near Abuja as authorities struggle with increase in violence in oil-rich Niger Delta.

Nigeria's former defence chief killed amid growing insecurity

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