Soldiers on patrol in north-eastern Nigeria

Nigerian army 'rescues 200 girls' from Boko Haram stronghold

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Wed 29 Apr, AT 10:17

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

South Africa and Nigeria clash over xenophobic violence

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Mon 27 Apr, AT 15:03

'Diplomatic tit-for tat' intensifies as Pretoria issues strongly worded statement criticising Nigeria

Nigeria: can Muhammadu Buhari really defeat Boko Haram?

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Thu 2 Apr, AT 13:05

President-elect vows to succeed where Goodluck Jonathan failed and rid Islamist militants from the north

Chadian soldiers gather near the Nigerian town of Gamboru

Deadly Chad attack blamed on Boko Haram

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Fri 13 Feb, AT 12:49

Overnight bloodshed follows declaration of 'war'

Abubakar Shekau of Boko Haram

Boko Haram: Cameroon army frees 24 after mass abduction

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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?

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

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Thu 15 Jan, AT 13:19

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

Health workers

Ebola response: who has donated the most?

Fri 17 Oct, AT 12:43

The UN launches an emergency appeal for funds as China is criticised for its failure to contribute

Africa's growing population

Jobs, security, investment: Africa’s next billion

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Tue 16 Sep, AT 07:42

By 2050, Africa’s population will hit 2.4 billion. What effect will this have and what opportunities will it present for your business?

Africa's population to pass 2.4bn by 2050

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Tue 16 Sep, AT 07:40

Nigeria's population is expected to surpass the US by 2050. Where else will the continent grow?