Bombing: burnt bikes outside the central mosque in Kano in November, after two suicide blasts. Photograph: Aminu Abubakar/AFP
Who can stop Boko Haram?
  • Africa
  • January 31, 2015, 01:00

It was Friday, January 20th, 2012, in Kano, the largest city in Nigeria’s predominately Muslim north, and prayers at mosques had drawn to an end. Resi(...)

A poster advertising for the search of Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau is pasted on a wall in Baga village on the outskirts of Maiduguri, in the north-eastern state of Borno. Photograph:  Reuters/Tim Cocks

Nigeria launched a military campaign yesterday to flush Islamist militants out of their bases in remote border areas, after President Goodluck (...)