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Chad, Niger forces kill 123 Boko Haram in crackdown: Official

A joint military operation between Chad and Niger has killed 123 Boko Haram militants since July and recovered a significant quantity of weapons, Niger's Defence Ministry said on Friday.

14 soldiers killed in anti-Boko Haram operations: Niger

Niger`s Army said Friday that 14 of its soldiers and scores of Boko Haram fighters had been killed during a multi-month sweep operation in the nation`s southeast.

Niger, Chad armies kill 38 Boko Haram fighters: Niger Army

Boko Haram has killed thousands of civilians and displaced some 2.4 million people across Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger and Chad.

Chad bans opposition rallies as Deby`s fifth term begins

Chad has banned opposition rallies planned for this weekend, ahead of Monday`s swearing-in ceremony for President Idriss Deby`s fifth term.

Jailed ex-Chad dictator Hissene Habre ordered to compensate victims

Former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre, sentenced to life in May for crimes against humanity, was ordered Friday to pay what could amount to tens of millions of euros to his thousands of victims.

Doomed EgyptAir flight broke up midair after fire: Report

An EgyptAir flight that crashed into the Mediterranean in May likely broke up in midair after a fire erupted in or near the cockpit, the New York Times reported Friday.

Niger vows to avenge deadly raid by Boko Haram

Twenty six Nigerian and two soldiers were killed in the attack by hundreds of Boko Haram assailants on a military post in Bosso.

Alarming rise in child suicide bombers used by Boko Haram: UN

Alarming rise in child suicide bombers used by Boko Haram: UN

Experts said Boko Haram is now trying to spread terror by using children for attacks in crowded markets, mosques and even camps for people fleeing Boko Haram violence.

Boko Haram launches fresh deadly attacks in Nigeria, Chad

Dozens of people were feared killed when Boko Haram Islamists armed with guns and explosives attacked a village in northeastern Nigeria, officials said on Sunday.

Nigeria police make arrests over Boko Haram `sleeper cells` in Abuja area

 Nigeria`s secret police on Saturday said they had arrested a dozen suspects linked to the discovery of "sleeper cells" operated by Boko Haram Islamists in and around the capital Abuja.

Chad decrees state of emergency in Lake Chad region

Chad's government has decreed a state of emergency in the flashpoint Lake Chad region, which also straddles Nigeria, Cameroon and Niger and is frequently targeted by Boko Haram Islamists.

41 killed in Lake Chad blasts blamed on Boko Haram: Govt

Forty-one people were killed in triple explosions in a Chadian city on the shores of Lake Chad, blamed on the Nigerian jihadist group Boko Haram, the government said on Sunday.