Chadian helicopters bomb Boko Haram on Nigeria-Niger border

World Mar 23, 2015

Chadian helicopters bomb Boko Haram on Nigeria-Niger border

Two Chadian army helicopters bombed Nigerian Boko Haram positions on Sunday, killing several dozen militants near a village on the border with Niger, a senior Niger military official told Reuters. Niger and Chadian soldiers have been fighting the Islamist militants in a joint mission with ...

Twin suicide blasts kill 26 in northern Nigeria

World Feb 25, 2015

Twin suicide blasts kill 26 in northern Nigeria

Suicide bombers struck two bus stations in different parts of northern Nigeria on Tuesday, killing at least 26 people in attacks President Goodluck Jonathan blamed on Boko Haram, the Islamist militant group he said would soon be defeated. In the first, a suicide bomber rushed ...

Nigerian military announces recapture of Baga from Boko Haram militants

World Feb 22, 2015

Nigerian military announces recapture of Baga from Boko Haram militants

Nigerian forces backed by airstrikes seized the northeastern border town of Baga from Islamist group Boko Haram on Saturday, the military said, a significant victory in an offensive against an insurgency affecting four African states. Retaking the town, at Nigeria's border with Chad, Niger and ...

Suspected Boko Haram fighters kidnap around 80 in Cameroon

World Jan 19, 2015

Suspected Boko Haram fighters kidnap around 80 in Cameroon

Suspected Boko Haram Islamist fighters from Nigeria kidnapped around 80 people, many of them children, and killed three others on Sunday in a cross-border attack on villages in northern Cameroon, army and government officials said. The group, which has killed thousands and kidnapped hundreds in ...

Boko Haram waging total war on Nigeria, senate president says

World Sep 17, 2014

Boko Haram waging total war on Nigeria, senate president says

Nigeria's Islamist militant group Boko Haram has declared "total war" on the West African country and the situation "must be handled with all the seriousness it deserves," Senate President David Mark said. "The escalation of violence and the heinous crimes daily perpetrated by insurgents and ...

U.N. chief says Central African Republic peacekeepers 'overwhelmed'

World Apr 6, 2014

U.N. chief says Central African Republic peacekeepers 'overwhelmed'

French and African soldiers serving in the Central African Republic are "overwhelmed" by the "state of anarchy" in the country, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Saturday — a day after Chadian troops began withdrawing from the peacekeeping mission. The U.N. Security Council is due next ...