Abubakar Shekau of Boko Haram

Boko Haram: Cameroon army frees 24 after mass abduction

One-Minute Read Mon 19 Jan, AT 12:46

Dozens of people, mostly children, were kidnapped as Islamist militants crossed border into Cameroon

Abubakar Shekau of Boko Haram

Boko Haram: why is Nigeria losing its battle with terror?

Briefing Tue 13 Jan, AT 11:21

Lack of international support, political inertia and inherent corruption are to blame for bloodshed

Concentration of Boko Haram attacks on Nigerian towns and villages

Boko Haram: satellite images reveal extent of massacre

One-Minute Read Thu 15 Jan, AT 13:19

Before and after images show devastation of 'catastrophic proportions' and one town almost wiped off the map

Oscar Pistorius on day of verdict

2014: the year in numbers – from five to 700 billion

Briefing Sun 28 Dec, AT 08:24

Five years in jail for Oscar Pistorious, 6,800 dead from Ebola, 551m voters in India

Campaigns demand the return of Nigeria's abducted girls

Nigeria kidnappings: will Boko Haram release schoolgirls?

Summary Mon 27 Oct, AT 13:19

Deal to free more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped in April is in doubt after latest abductions and attacks

Charles Laurence

Why are so many US special forces deployed across Africa?

Wed 28 May, AT 10:00 Charles Laurence

'War on terror' changes gear: Obama is due to explain his new foreign policy at West Point today

Potiskum General Hospital

Suicide bomber kills 47 at school assembly in Nigeria

One-Minute Read Mon 10 Nov, AT 14:32

Boko Haram suspected of murderous attack by bomber who dressed as a schoolboy to get inside building

Nigerian soldiers patrol in the north of Borno

Boko Haram schoolgirl kidnap: rescue 'extremely difficult'

One-Minute Read Wed 16 Apr, AT 13:16

Nigerian troops said to be 'scared' of entering areas in north-east under control by Islamist militants

French family 'kidnapped by Boko Haram' - video

Video Tue 26 Feb, AT 13:25

Footage shows captors threatening to murder family of seven, including four children

Fears Briton is among hostages 'taken by Islamists' in Nigeria

One-Minute Read Mon 18 Feb, AT 11:22

Is capture of seven foreigners the latest example of extremists flexing their muscle in north Africa?

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