09/01/14 02:31 PM
BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian military officials say they killed about 70 Boko Haram fighters when the Islamic extremists attacked the northeastern town of Bama Monday morning. The militants arrived Monday morning in armored tanks and trucks and tried to take over the town, said the...
08/25/14 02:15 PM
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram, Nigeria's Islamic extremist rebel group, said it controls the northeastern city of Gwoza and has added it to an Islamic state that it claims it has established in Nigeria. Gwoza, in Borno state, is now part of its "Islamic Caliphate" asserted Boko Haram's...
08/15/14 03:45 PM
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's Boko Haram militant group kidnapped 100 people earlier this month but most were freed by security forces from neighboring Chad, a Nigerian security official and a local self-defense member said Friday. The abductions took place on Aug. 10 in Doron Baga in the...
08/07/14 01:31 PM
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Security officials and a witness say fighters from Nigeria's Boko Haram militant have seized Gwoza town, overwhelming soldiers based in the northeast area before attacking civilians. They said Thursday that the new Emir of Gwoza, Muhammed Idrissa Timta, has also gone...
By Susan Crabtree | 08/06/14 09:41 AM
As the U.S. seeks broader business ties to Africa, the role of the military on the continent could change.
By Ashe Schow | 07/24/14 05:13 PM
Nearly 300 schoolgirls were abducted during a violent raid on a school in Chibok, Nigeria in April. To date, more than 200 girls are still missing.
By Ashe Schow | 07/22/14 11:48 AM
At least 11 parents whose children were kidnapped by the terrorist group Boko Haram in mid-April have died, according to the Associated Press.
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