03 Aug, 2015

Nigerian army frees more women and children held captive by the Islamist group, but the fight is far from over

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

27 Apr, 2015

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

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

Health workers
17 Oct, 2014

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