Apr 29, 2016

Nigeria, France forces to cooperate closer in fight against Boko Haram

Nigeria and France on Thursday signed an agreement on closer military cooperation, including intelligence-sharing, to strengthen the fight against Boko Haram in the Lake Chad region. Nigerian Defense Minister Mansur Dan Ali said the agreement was evidence of a “growing partnership” between Abuja and ...

Boko Haram still a threat months after 'technical victory'

Apr 19, 2016

Boko Haram still a threat months after 'technical victory'

Here on the front line against Boko Haram, no one boasts of having “technically” won the war. More than four months after Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari made such a claim, the extremists still crisscross international borders, avoiding direct confrontations with U.S.-backed African forces while ...

Would-be suicide bomber in Cameroon not Chibok abductee: nonprofit

Mar 31, 2016

Would-be suicide bomber in Cameroon not Chibok abductee: nonprofit

A would-be suicide bomber who was arrested in Cameroon is not one of the more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped nearly two years ago from the northeast Nigerian town of Chibok, a nonprofit announced on Wednesday. The Murtala Muhammed Foundation said three representatives of the ...

Mar 25, 2016

Nigerian troops free 800 Boko Haram hostages: army

Nigerian troops have freed more than 800 people held by Boko Haram Islamist fighters in multiple villages in the restive northeast, the army said Thursday. All the hostages were rescued in Borno state, with 520 recovered in Kusumma village on Tuesday after a confrontation ...

U.S. trains West Africans to respond to extremist threats

Feb 23, 2016

U.S. trains West Africans to respond to extremist threats

Deep in the desert a loud explosion blows the roof off a Chevy Suburban, scattering car parts amid flames and black smoke. Earlier, a Mercedes Benz was blown up, its doors flying open. The recent explosions mimicked attacks by Islamic extremists, and are part ...