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Recently returned people sit in a camp for the displaced in Gwoza, Borno State, northeast Nigeria. Photograph: Sally Hayden

On the edges of the Sambisa Forest, a vast, colonial-era game reserve believed to be hiding a combination of of Islamist militants, the region’s disap(...)

A woman cradles her daughter at an MSF clinic for malnourished children in Gwange, Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria. Photograph: Sally Hayden

It was about 10.30pm when the first explosion sounded. Across Maiduguri, capital of northeast Nigeria’s Borno State, residents strained to hear anothe(...)

File photo showing 21 Chibok girls who were released by Boko Haram in October. Photograph: Getty

A group of 82 girls held captive for three years by Islamist militants arrived in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, on Sunday after they were released in (...)

The aftermath of    a suicide car bomb attack in Mogadishu, Somalia. Militant jihadist group al-Shabaab claimed responsibility. Photograph: Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty Images

At the end of last year, Ethiopia withdrew thousands of troops previously assisting the internationally-funded African military force battling al-Qaed(...)

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 (...)

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