Boko Haram

Abducted Nigerian schoolgirls returned by Boko Haram
Dapchi kidnapping
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Abducted Nigerian schoolgirls returned by Boko Haram

More than 90 of the abducted girls released by militant group after negotiations with government
21 Mar 2018
Nigeria school kidnapping: more than 100 girls missing
Dapchi kidnapping
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Nigeria school kidnapping: more than 100 girls missing

President apologises over mistaken claims of rescue following suspected Boko Haram attack
26 Feb 2018
African counter-terrorism ‘is creating extremists’
A Somali soldier responding to an Al Shabaab suicide attack in Mogadishu
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African counter-terrorism ‘is creating extremists’

The UN says a heavy-handed approach by governments is a primary factor pushing people into violent groups
8 Sep 2017
82 Chibok schoolgirls freed in Boko Haram prisoner exchange
Chibok schoolgirls and President Muhammadu Buhari
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82 Chibok schoolgirls freed in Boko Haram prisoner exchange

Kidnapped girls released after 'lengthy negotiations' between Nigerian government and radical Islamist group
8 May 2017
Chibok schoolgirl kidnap: Three years on
Chibok schoolgirls and President Muhammadu Buhari
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Chibok schoolgirl kidnap: Three years on

After the clamour of #BringBackOurGirls, at least 195 young women are still held hostage by Boko Haram
13 Apr 2017
Surge in children being used for Boko Haram suicide bombings
Nigeria explosion
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Surge in children being used for Boko Haram suicide bombings

Militant Islamist group is forcing more and more children to carry out deadly attacks, says new report
12 Apr 2017
UN: Nigeria famine puts lives of 75,000 children at risk
Nigeria Boko Haram
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UN: Nigeria famine puts lives of 75,000 children at risk

Millions of people are struggling to cope after Boko Haram laid waste to the north east of the country
16 Nov 2016

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Boko Haram targets geography teachers for assassination
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Boko Haram targets geography teachers for assassination

New report shows militant group's campaign of terror against Western-style education in Nigeria
12 Apr 2016
Boko Haram: what is it and how can it be stopped?
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Boko Haram: what is it and how can it be stopped?

Bombing that bears the hallmarks of the Islamist extremists has killed 32 people in the Nigerian city of Yola
18 Nov 2015
Countries attacked by Islamic State: from France to Lebanon
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Countries attacked by Islamic State: from France to Lebanon

Terrorist group has claimed responsibility for bloodshed on four continents since it formed
16 Nov 2015
Is Muhammadu Buhari winning the war against Boko Haram?
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Is Muhammadu Buhari winning the war against Boko Haram?

Nigerian army frees more women and children held captive by the Islamist group, but the fight is far from over
3 Aug 2015
Boko Haram: schoolgirls 'forced to become militants'
Schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram
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Boko Haram: schoolgirls 'forced to become militants'

Survivors say some of the Chibok girls have been brainwashed into fighting for the Nigerian Islamist group
30 Jun 2015
Nigeria: can Muhammadu Buhari really defeat Boko Haram?
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Nigeria: can Muhammadu Buhari really defeat Boko Haram?

New president vows to succeed where Goodluck Jonathan failed and rid Islamist militants from the north
29 May 2015
Nigerian army 'rescues 200 girls' from Boko Haram stronghold
Soldiers on patrol in north-eastern Nigeria
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Nigerian army 'rescues 200 girls' from Boko Haram stronghold

The hostages are still being identified, and it is unclear if they are the missing schoolgirls from Chibok
29 Apr 2015
Boko Haram: Cameroon army frees 24 after mass abduction
Abubakar Shekau of Boko Haram
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Boko Haram: Cameroon army frees 24 after mass abduction

Dozens of people, mostly children, were kidnapped as Islamist militants crossed border into Cameroon
19 Jan 2015
Boko Haram: satellite images reveal extent of massacre
Concentration of Boko Haram attacks on Nigerian towns and villages
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Boko Haram: satellite images reveal extent of massacre

Before and after images show devastation of 'catastrophic proportions' and one town almost wiped off the map
15 Jan 2015
Boko Haram: why is Nigeria losing its battle with terror?
Abubakar Shekau of Boko Haram
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Boko Haram: why is Nigeria losing its battle with terror?

Lack of international support, political inertia and inherent corruption are to blame for bloodshed
13 Jan 2015
2014: The year in numbers – from five to 700 billion
Oscar Pistorius on day of verdict
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2014: The year in numbers – from five to 700 billion

Five years in jail for Oscar Pistorious, 6,800 dead from Ebola, 551m voters in India
28 Dec 2014
Suicide bomber kills 47 at school assembly in Nigeria
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Suicide bomber kills 47 at school assembly in Nigeria

Boko Haram suspected of murderous attack by bomber who dressed as a schoolboy to get inside building
10 Nov 2014
Nigeria kidnappings: will Boko Haram release schoolgirls?
Campaigns demand the return of Nigeria's abducted girls
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Nigeria kidnappings: will Boko Haram release schoolgirls?

Deal to free more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped in April is in doubt after latest abductions and attacks
27 Oct 2014
Why are so many US special forces deployed across Africa?
Charles Laurence
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Why are so many US special forces deployed across Africa?

'War on terror' changes gear: Obama is due to explain his new foreign policy at West Point today
28 May 2014
Boko Haram schoolgirl kidnap: rescue 'extremely difficult'
Nigerian soldiers patrol in the north of Borno
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Boko Haram schoolgirl kidnap: rescue 'extremely difficult'

Nigerian troops said to be 'scared' of entering areas in north-east under control by Islamist militants
16 Apr 2014