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`Declaration of war on Boko Haram a game changer`

Last Updated: Monday, May 19, 2014, 08:53

The declaration of `war` on Boko Haram extremists by African leaders is a major step to tackle the regional threat posed by the group as well as help end the insurgency if properly implemented, analysts say. 

Africa leaders declare `total war` on Nigeria`s Boko Haram

Last Updated: Saturday, May 17, 2014, 09:57

Nigeria and four neighbouring countries have declared a "total war" on Boko Haram saying the dreaded Islamist militant group holding over 220 schoolgirls must be crushed as it had become a "regional al Qaeda" that threatened all of them.

French FM slams `mass rape` of Nigerian schoolgirls

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 02:19

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius Tuesday denounced what he called the "mass rape" of Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by the Islamic militant Boko Haram group.

US general in Nigeria to aid search for schoolgirls

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 01:48

The commander of US forces in Africa held talks Tuesday in Nigeria as Washington sought to help the government in Abuja trace more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist militants.

US flying drones in Nigeria to trace abducted schoolgirls

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 00:29

The US is flying drones in Nigeria to trace over 200 school girls abducted by the dreaded Boko Haram Islamist militants nearly a month ago, the White House said on Tuesday.

US flying `manned` missions to find Nigerian girls

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 07:17

The United States was flying "manned" missions over Nigeria to track down more than 200 abducted schoolgirls as experts pored over a new video seeking clues to where they are being held.

US troops join search for Nigerian girls

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 06:38

A total of 16 military personnel from US Africa Command have joined the effort to help find hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram Islamists, a Pentagon spokesperson said Monday.

Boko Haram wants exchange of abducted Nigerian girls for its jailed members

Last Updated: Friday, May 09, 2014, 20:17

Boko Haram former negotiator Shehu Sani on Friday warned against the rescue of the 284 abducted school girls and said that the militant group is planning to exchange the hostages with its jailed comrades.

UN envoy unveils Nigeria safe schools plan

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 07, 2014, 22:40

UN special envoy for global education Gordon Brown on Wednesday unveiled a project to improve security in Nigerian schools to prevent a repeat of the mass kidnap of more than 200 girls by Islamist militants. 

Bangladesh sacks three soldiers over killing of civilians

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 07, 2014, 18:11

Bangladesh`s military has sacked three senior officers from a controversial elite unit over claims they abducted and killed seven people outside Dhaka, an official said today.

Boko Haram kidnap eight more teen girls in Nigeria overnight

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 06, 2014, 19:07

Adding to the horror is the tone and tenor of the militant Abubakar Shekau who is also seen laughing in the video while saying that the girls would be sold in a human market.

Boko Haram abducts 276 Nigerian girls to `marry` or `sell as slaves`

Last Updated: Monday, May 05, 2014, 16:55

Boko Haram on Monday claimed the abduction of hundreds of schoolgirls in northern Nigeria that has triggered international outrage, threatening to sell them as "slaves".