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African allies aim to pin down Boko Haram, official says

Niger, Chad and Cameroon are seeking to pin down Boko Haram within Nigeria`s borders ahead of a ground-and-air offensive by a regional task-force due to start from the end of next month, a senior Niger military official told Reuters.

African allies aim to pin down Boko Haram till March offensive: Niger

Niger, Chad and Cameroon are seeking to pin down Boko Haram within Nigeria`s borders ahead of a ground-and-air offensive by a regional taskforce, due to start from the end of next month, a senior Niger military official told Reuters.

Cameroon army says 5 soldiers, 86 Boko Haram militants killed in clashes

The Cameroonian army said five of its soldiers were killed in clashes with Boko Haram in the country`s far north on Monday, which also left 86 of the Islamist militants dead.

Niger approves sending troops to Nigeria to fight Boko Haram

 Niger`s Parliament has unanimously approved the deployment of troops to northern Nigeria as part of a regional offensive against Islamist militant group Boko Haram, which has launched several cross-border attacks in recent days.

Boko Haram kidnaps 20 people in Cameroon, executes 12

Suspected members of Boko Haram kidnapped 20 people from a bus in northern Cameroon, then executed 12 of them, a security source and resident said Monday.

Boko Haram launches twin attacks in Niger and Cameroon

Islamist Boko Haram insurgents from Nigeria bombed a Niger border town and carried out attacks in neighbouring Cameroon, kidnapping a bus full of passengers, military and local sources said on Monday.
 

30 bus passengers kidnapped by Boko Haram in Cameroon
30 bus passengers kidnapped by Boko Haram in Cameroon

About 30 passengers of a bus were kidnapped Monday by suspected Boko Haram militants in a town in Cameroon along the border with Nigeria, military sources told Xinhua.

8,700-strong African deployment to fight Boko Haram

Five African nations on Saturday pledged to deploy 8,700 troops, police and civilians as part of a regional effort to fight Nigeria`s Boko Haram militants.

Boko Haram slaughters 100 civilians in Cameroon

Boko Haram terrorists killed at least 100 civilians in the northern Cameroonian city of Fotokol, on the border with Nigeria, in response to a joint counter-terrorism operation by the armies of Chad and Cameroon.

Boko Haram kills 70 in Cameroon border town

 Boko Haram militants have reportedly killed at least 70 people in an attack on the Cameroonian town of Fotokol on the border with Nigeria.

300 Boko Haram militants killed in Cameroon

At least 300 militants of Nigerian Islamic sect Boko Haram were killed in fighting with a joint army of Cameroon and Chad in Cameroon`s Far North region, according to latest unofficial figures.

200 militants killed by Cameroonian, Chadian armies

At least 200 Boko Haram militants were killed Wednesday in a fighting with a joint army of Cameroon and Chad in Cameroon's Far-North Region, military sources told Xinhua news agency over phone.

Chad, Cameroon say kill 250 Boko Haram fighters in regional offensive

Troops from Cameroon and Chad killed more than 250 Boko Haram militants in two days of heavy fighting in a major regional offensive against the Islamists from neighbouring Nigeria, their governments said on Wednesday.

Forum to discuss fund to fight Boko Haram

Cameroon will hold a three-day forum starting Thursday in Yaounde to discuss the establishment of a fund to aid the international force that will be involved in fighting against the Boko Haram militant group, official sources said Wednesday.

Cameroon troops clash with Boko Haram in border town

Cameroon soldiers clashed with Boko Haram fighters in the Cameroonian border town of Fotokol on Wednesday as part of a regional push to combat the Islamists, security sources said.

Boko Haram attacks seen as increasing before elections

Nigeria on Monday braced for fresh Boko Haram attacks ahead of this month`s elections, with the key city of Maiduguri in the firing line and forces from Chad and Cameroon joining the regional fight.

Boko Haram attacks northeast Nigeria's main city: Witnesses

Boko Haram insurgents attacked the outskirts of Maiduguri in northeast Nigeria on Sunday, their second assault in a week on a city they hope to make the capital of a breakaway Islamist state.

Chad Army says kills 120 Boko Haram militants in Cameroon

Chadian forces have killed 120 militants from Boko Haram in a battle in the north of neighbouring Cameroon that began when the insurgents attacked its troops, the army said in a statement on Saturday, adding that three of its soldiers were killed.

Africa Cup of Nations: Yaya Toure's  injury worries Cote d' Ivoire
Africa Cup of Nations: Yaya Toure's injury worries Cote d' Ivoire

The Cote d' Ivoire football team is having injury concerns with skipper Yaya Toure struggling after a knock in their 1-0 win over Cameroon in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon).

Max-Alain Gradel takes Ivory Coast through
Max-Alain Gradel takes Ivory Coast through

Max-Alain Gradel was the hero once again for the Ivory Coast on Wednesday as his thumping strike secured a 1-0 win against Cameroon and took the Elephants into the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals.