Boko Haram

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Usman, Danec, Hadiza and Ummate, students at Moduganari Primary and Secondary School in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria. Photograph:  Sally Hayden

Head teacher Sani Garba Mohammed stands in front of a blackboard reading “R data processing” in the El Ansar Islamiya school in Maiduguri, northeast N(...)

Boko Harem is infamous for its attacks on schools, including the April 2016 abduction of hundreds of schoolgirls from Chibok in Nigeria. File photograph: Getty

When his child found the leaflet on the ground, Mohammed, who is illiterate, was not able to read it. Instead he pocketed the piece of paper, only sho(...)

 Street in Maiduguri: People in the city are afraid of a compound now containing former Boko Haram extremists. Photograph: Tom Saater/New York Times

For over a decade, the extremist group Boko Haram has terrorised northeastern Nigeria – killing tens of thousands of people, kidnapping schoolgirls an(...)

Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, in a screengrab from a 2014 video released by the group. Photograph: Boko Haram/AFP via Getty

The death of the leader of the Nigerian militant Islamist group Boko Haram has been confirmed by a rival extremist faction that said it carried out th(...)

Soldiers carry the coffin of the  Chadian president Idriss Déby during his state funeral in N’Djamena on Friday. Photograph:  Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA

By the time Chad’s electoral commission had declared President Idriss Déby Itno the winner of his sixth term, the former general was already dead or d(...)

Niger’s president Mahamadou Issoufou with his French counterpart,  Emmanuel Macron, in Paris in 2019. Photograph: Antoine Gyori/Corbis via Getty Images

Niger’s president Mahamadou Issoufou has been awarded the $5 million (€4.2 million) Ibrahim African leadership prize in recognition of what the judgin(...)

Students who were kidnapped from Jangebe Government Girls Secondary School pictured  after their release in Zamfara, Nigeria. Photograph: EPA

Gunmen have freed all 279 girls kidnapped last week from a boarding school in northwest Nigeria, officials said on Tuesday, and victims told of how t(...)

Schoolboys sit together at the Government House with other students from the Government Science Secondary School, in Kankara, Katsina State, Nigeria, after being released. Photograph: Stringer/EPA

More than 300 schoolboys have been released after being kidnapped and held for days by armed bandits in a forest in northwest Nigeria, the Nigerian go(...)

A school classroom in Dapchi, northern Nigeria, after Boko Haram students kidnapped schoolgirls in 2018. Photograph: Aminu Abubakar/AFP via Getty

Hundreds of students are missing after their school was attacked in northern Nigeria last Friday. About 800 boys were enrolled at the Government Scie(...)

Sudanese protesters hold images of missing people during a rally in the capital, Khartoum, last year. Photograph: Ebrahim Hamid/AFP via Getty

The coronavirus pandemic is complicating efforts to reunite families separated by conflicts in Africa, the International Committee of the Red Cross ha(...)

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