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

Previous escapees from Boko Haram

Boko Haram: kidnapped women stage 'bold' escape

One-Minute Read Mon 7 Jul, AT 10:49

More than 60 Nigerian kidnap victims flee their captors during a Boko Haram attack

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?

Al-Qaeda alert: tentacles spread despite the killing of Bin Laden

Tue 14 Feb, AT 07:52 Robert Fox

Two massive car bombs in Syria and 100 deaths in Mali show al-Qaeda mean business again

Nigeria's dangerous Islamists are a potential threat to Olympics

Tue 24 Jan, AT 07:41 Robert Fox

Boko Haram are now high on the watch list for both MI5 and MI6 in run-up to London Games

Abubakar Shekau of Boko Haram

Nigeria attack: what is Boko Haram and can it be stopped?

Briefing Mon 17 Feb, AT 10:38

As Boko Haram kills dozens, the Nigerian government appears unable to rein in the Islamist group