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  • Nigerian military: No news of 219 kidnapped schoolgirls

    Nigeria's military says it has no news of the more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamic extremists nearly a year ago, despite liberating dozens of towns from the girls' Boko Haram abductors. The admission of lack of progress on the missing...
  • UN seeks to endorse military action against Boko Haram

    Chad has circulated a draft resolution to the U.N. Security Council that would endorse military action by a five-nation African force against Nigeria's Islamic extremist group Boko Haram. The draft was circulated as the Nigerian military, bolstered by...
  • Nigerian, Cameroon troops oust Boko Haram from town, village

    Nigerian troops have ousted Boko Haram from a northeastern town while Cameroon soldiers killed several of the extremists in an attack on a Nigerian village, military officials reported Monday of the latest successes in a multinational bid to curb the...
  • Dozens killed in ethno-religious clash in central Nigeria

    Unidentified gunmen shot and killed 45 people in the latest clash believed to be part of ongoing land disputes between mainly Muslim herders and predominantly Christian farmers in central Nigeria, police said Monday. Survivors put the death toll at...
  • Cameroon says 25 Boko Haram suspects died in custody

    Cameroon acknowledged that more than two dozen Boko Haram suspects died in custody late last year, but a government spokesman denied the country's army was carrying out regular human rights abuses in its crackdown on the Nigerian Islamic extremist group....
  • Children rescued from Boko Haram are so traumatized that they forgot their names

    Children rescued from Boko Haram are so traumatized that they forgot their names
    After years in a Boko Haram camp, the children had forgotten their native language. They couldn't even remember their names. They just stared past Christopher Fomunyoh when he tried to engage them. It was a rare glimpse at the human toll left by the...
  • Under military pressure, 2 extremist groups announce pact

    It sounds chilling: two of the world's most powerful extremist movements, one in the Middle East and the other in Africa, team up to spread their harsh brand of Islamic rule. The quick acceptance by the so-called Islamic State of Boko Haram's pledge of...
  • Islamic State accepts Boko Haram's pledge of allegiance

    Islamic State accepts Boko Haram's pledge of allegiance
    Islamic State militants have accepted a pledge of allegiance by the Nigerian-grown Boko Haram extremist group, a spokesman for the Islamic State movement said Thursday. The development comes as both movements, which are among the most ruthless in the...
  • France increases its efforts in the fight against Boko Haram

    France has reoriented its military efforts in West Africa to focus more on the fight against Boko Haram, especially by providing intelligence to the African countries that are at war against the extremist movement. France supports the offensive led by...
  • Islamic State group accepts Boko Haram pledge of allegiance

    Islamic State militants have accepted a pledge of allegiance by the Nigerian-grown Boko Haram extremist group, according to a spokesman for the Islamic State movement. The development Thursday came as both groups — among the most ruthless in the...
  • Quotations in the News

    "Militants finding it increasingly harder to get to Syria and Iraq may choose instead to go to northeastern Nigeria and internationalize that conflict." — J. Peter Pham, director of the Africa Center at the Atlantic Council, after the Islamic...