Boko Haram

Schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram
30 Jun, 2015

Survivors say some of the Chibok girls have been brainwashed into fighting for the Nigerian Islamist group

Soldiers on patrol in north-eastern Nigeria
29 Apr, 2015

The hostages are still being identified, and it is unclear if they are the missing schoolgirls from Chibok

29 May, 2015

New president vows to succeed where Goodluck Jonathan failed and rid Islamist militants from the north

Chadian soldiers gather near the Nigerian town of Gamboru
13 Feb, 2015

Overnight bloodshed follows declaration of 'war'

Abubakar Shekau of Boko Haram
19 Jan, 2015

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

Abubakar Shekau of Boko Haram
13 Jan, 2015

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

Concentration of Boko Haram attacks on Nigerian towns and villages
15 Jan, 2015

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

Oscar Pistorius on day of verdict
28 Dec, 2014

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
27 Oct, 2014

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

Charles Laurence
28 May, 2014

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