Boko Haram

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A Nigerian soldier patrols in the streets of Bama in northeast Nigeria earleir this month. File photograph: Stefan Heunis/AFP/Getty

Nigeria’s army has captured a key Boko Haram camp, the Islamist militant group’s last enclave in the vast northeastern Sambisa forest that was its str(...)

A spokesman for the German government  helps Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari prior to a press conference with chancellor  Angla Merkel in Berlin on Friday. Photogragh: John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images

Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari has dismissed criticism voiced by his wife in a BBC interview, saying she belonged in the kitchen and he had “supe(...)

Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari at an event to celebrate the 56th anniversary of his country’s independence on October 1st. His wife says she may not vote for him at the next election. Photograph: Philip Ojisua/AFP/Getty Images

The wife of Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari says she may not back her husband at the next election unless he shakes up his government. Aisha Buha(...)

This screen grab  taken on Sunday from a video released on Youtube by Islamist group Boko Haram appears to show Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau making a statement at an undisclosed location. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The purported leader of Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, appeared in a video posted on social media on Sunday in which he(...)

Modu and her baby Fatima in the NYSC camp in Maiduguri, Borno State. Photograph: Sally Hayden

Kolo Modu (30) left her home six months ago. Her baby girl Fatima – chubby, cute, and constantly squirming – cries on her lap as she speaks. Fatima (...)

Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari  with Boko Haram escapee Amina Ali Darsha Nkeki’s   four-month-old baby   during a meeting in the   presidential villa in the country’s capital  Abuja. Photograph:   Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters

The Nigerian army is moving in to Boko Haram’s final stronghold in the Sambisa forest to rescue more than 200 Chibok schoolgirls after one managed to (...)

Boys hold bows and arrows in Kerawa, Cameroon. Kerawa is on the border with Nigeria and is subject to frequent Boko Haram attacks. Photograph: Joe Penney/Reuters

Adama Simila wears a knife tied to his belt by a piece of rope, his only protection against Boko Haram, the Nigerian Islamist insurgents who have repe(...)

Women cook in pots heated by  firewood at an internally displaced persons camp at Dikwa, Borno state,  northeastern Nigeria. This week Boko Haram sent three girl suicide bombers to the camp, killing 58 people. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Of all the mysteries surrounding Boko Haram, the marauding militant jihadi group that has terrorised Nigeria and its neighbours, the use of women and(...)

Women and children look at burnt out houses following an attack by Boko Haram in Dalori village near Maiduguri, Nigeria. Photograph: Jossy Ola/AP Photo

At least 65 people were killed during an attack by Islamist militant group Boko Haram near Nigeria’s northeastern city of Maiduguri, a Reuters reporte(...)

Mokhtar Belmokhtar: in June authorities in Libya said he had been killed by a US air strike there, but four days later al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb denied  that he was dead. Photograph: Ho/AFP/Getty Images

If Islamist militant group Al-Mourabitoun is confirmed as responsible for Friday’s killings at a hotel in Mali, it will be the latest time it has stag(...)

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