Boko Haram

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Locals view photographs  of wanted Boko Haram suspects on a notice posted by the Nigerian military in Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria, on November 13th.  Photograph: Reuters

As much of the world remains focused on Islamic State and its horrific attacks in Paris, another radical band of extremists has, by one account, captu(...)

Residents in Pakistan’s Gojal Valley board boats on August 3rd, 2015, to cross Attabad Lake, which was formed following a landslide in January 2010. The loss of productive land can have devastating consequences. Photograph: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images

“Environmental degradation . . . has a huge impact on human security and thus on the potential for outbreaks of violent conflict.” You might expect th(...)

A victim of a suicide bomb attack lies on a bed hospital in a state hospital, after four suicide bombers blew themselves up in the city of Maiduguri earlier this month. Photogrpah: AFP/Getty Images

Two bombs have exploded near a mosque in Nigeria’s beleaguered north-eastern city of Maiduguri, killing at least 26 people, witnesses said. Residents (...)

People and soldiers stand outside a market in N’Djamena following a suicide bomb attack on Saturday. Photograph: Brahim Adji/AFP/Getty Images

A man dressed in a woman’s burqa blew himself up in the main market in Chad’s capital N’Djamena early on Saturday, killing 15 people and injuring 80, (...)

Location of the town of Zaria in Nigeria. Photograph: Google Maps

A bomb blast in Nigeria’s northern university town of Zaria has killed 25 people including a two-year-old, the Kaduna state governor reported. The inc(...)

 President Mohammadu Buhari  of Nigeria: said the murder of up to 150 Kukawa residents near Lake Chad on Wednesday by Boko Haram was a “heinous atrocity”. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

A suicide bomber killed six people at a church in northeast Nigeria on Sunday at the end of a week in which suspected Boko Haram insurgents killed mor(...)

Security officers stand at the site of a suicide bombing in Ndjamena, Chad. At least 27 people have been killed in two suspected attacks by Boko Haram in  Chad’s capital. Photograph: Moumine Ngarmbassa/Reuters

At least 27 people, including four suspected Boko Haram Islamist militants, were killed and 100 others injured in two attacks in Chad’s capital, N’Dja(...)

Nigeria’s newly-elected president Muhammadu Buhari arrives to attend a working session with outreach guests at the G7 summit in Bavaria, Germany, on Monday. Human rights campaigners hope Mr Buhari might be encouraged to purge the upper echelons of the Nigerian army and security services. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has been asked to consider indictments against nine named senior military officers in Nigeria following allegat(...)

People from the Nigerian town of Malam Fatori, close to the borders with Niger and Chad, pass by a patrol of Niger’s Gendarmes as they flee Islamist Boko Haram attacks. Photograph: Issouf Sanogoissouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images

A bomb blast hit a cattle market in Nigeria’s northeastern state of Borno late on Saturday, with as many as 16 people dead, hospital and military sour(...)

Returnees queue to board buses during an evacuation of Nigerians displaced by Boko Haram militants, at the camp for displaced people in Geidam, Yobe state. Photograph: Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters

A gunman opened fire on students after walking into a high school in Potiskum in northeast Nigeria, critically injuring six, witnesses and a humanitar(...)

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