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  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • IS accepts Boko Haram 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Morocco recalls ambassador to Nigeria

    Morocco said it has recalled its ambassador to Abuja over Nigeria's claims its president had spoken with Morocco's king. Morocco's ministry of foreign affairs said Tuesday that contrary to what Nigerian authorities said to Morocco's ambassador and to...
  • UN Security Council nears text endorsing Boko Haram fight

    Members of the U.N. Security Council are proposing that the international community supply money, equipment, troops and intelligence to a five-nation African force fighting Boko Haram. African countries have put together the largest international...
  • Teenage girl suspected as dozens die in Nigeria suicide attack

    Teenage girl suspected as dozens die in Nigeria suicide attack
    A teenage girl carried out a suicide bombing Tuesday at a crowded market in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, killing at least 34 people, witnesses said. The blast occurred late afternoon in the market near the Old Elkanemi Cinema, said...