Suspected Boko Haram fighters launch strikes across Africa

Suspected Boko Haram fighters launch strikes across Africa

Suspected Boko Haram militants launched four attacks in Niger, Chad and Cameroon, killing seven people.

Tensions flare as Niger opposition candidate arrested

Opposition Niger presidential candidate Hama Amadou was arrested on his return from a year in exile over allegations of baby trafficking, a party colleague said.

Boko Haram attacks force 12,000 pupils from Niger schools: UN

151 schools with a total of 12,631 pupils had closed due to "insecurity that has sparked the absence of teachers and panic in the population".

Lake Chad blasts blamed on Boko Haram kill 37

Three explosions blamed on the Nigerian jihadist group Boko Haram killed 37 people on Saturday in a Chadian city on the shores of Lake Chad, security sources said.

15 civilians killed in Boko Haram attack in SE Niger: TV

Fifteen civilians were killed in an attack by Boko Haram militants on a border village in southeastern Niger, state television reported late Friday.

Boko Haram fighters kill at least 15 in Niger village raid: Report


Naimey: Islamist Boko Haram militants operating out of Nigeria raided a village across the border in southern Niger and massacred at least 15 civilians, Niger security sources said on Friday.

Chad executes 10 Boko Haram suspects by firing squad

Chad executed 10 alleged members of Nigeria-based Islamist group, Boko Haram, by firing squad on Saturday, a day after they were found guilty of a double suicide killing that left 38 people dead in the capital N'Djamena.

UN deploys troops around northern Mali town following clashes

Mali`s UN peacekeeping mission deployed troops around a northern separatist stronghold on Tuesday, seeking to prevent an escalation of clashes between rebels and pro-government militias that threaten to torpedo a June peace accord.

Four dead, more than 20,000 affected by Niger floods: UN

At least four people have died and more than 20,000 have been affected by floods in Niger caused by weeks of heavy rain, the United Nations has said.

Boko Haram killed over 700 in 45 attacks in July

 Nigerian militant group Boko Haram was more active than ever in July, as at least 45 attacks claimed the lives of 714 people -- one-third of all deaths in the first half of 2015, according to data released by security forces and emergency services.

Boko Haram holds territories in Nigeria`s NE: governors

 Boko Haram Islamists are still holding on to some territories in Nigeria`s troubled northeast, state governors from the region said on Thursday, after the military claimed a series of major victories against the Islamists.

Boko Haram militants kill a dozen villagers in Niger: Sources

Suspected Nigerian Boko Haram insurgents killed at least a dozen villagers and wounded several others in an attack in southeastern Niger on Wednesday night, security sources said.

Niger soldier among four killed in Boko Haram prison attack

A soldier and three Boko Haram members died early Sunday when the Islamists raided a prison in southeastern Niger in a likely bid to free detained colleagues, humanitarian and government sources said.

Teenager blows herself up near mosque in Nigeria's second city

Teenager blows herself up near mosque in Nigeria's second city

A teenager blew herself up near a mosque on Monday night in an apparent suicide attack attempt in Kano, Nigeria`s second-largest city, police said.

11 killed in raid against Boko Haram in Chad capital: Police

Eleven people died early Monday when Chadian police launched a raid against Boko Haram jihadist militants in a district of the capital N`Djamena, police said.

Five people killed in 'Boko Haram' attack in southeast Niger

Suspected Boko Haram militants killed five people and injured four others in an attack in southeast Niger Tuesday night, state radio announced today.

Boko Haram militants kill five in southern Niger: Sources

Suspected Boko Haram militants riding on motorbikes and horseback attacked a village in southern Niger overnight, killing at least five people, two security sources said on Wednesday.

Boko Haram-hit Niger facing child malnutrition crisis: Charity

 Southeast Niger is struggling with a dramatic increase in child malnutrition as tens of thousands of people flee the Boko Haram conflict, the charity Save the Children said on Monday.

38 civilians killed in Boko Haram attack in Niger: Minister

An attack by Boko Haram militants in southeast Niger, which occurred overnight Wednesday, killed 38 civilians, most of them women and children, the country`s interior minister said.

Boko Haram kills at least 30 in attacks on Niger villages: Sources

Boko Haram kills at least 30 in attacks on Niger villages: Sources

 Boko Haram militants attacked two villages in southern Niger`s Diffa region overnight, killing at least 30 civilians, two security sources said on Thursday.