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Nigeria: 'Villages totally burned' in deadly Boko Haram attacks (01.11.2018)

Boko Haram fighters attacked two villages on outskirts of Maiduguri as well as a camp for internally displaced people.

Nigeria: Another Boko Haram in the making? (30.10.2018)

Deadly clashes between government troops and Shiite Muslims have raised fears that another conflict is about to get out of hand in Nigeria. Civil society is calling on the central government not to repeat past mistakes.

UN welcomes ‘milestone’ release of 833 Nigerian children from anti-Boko Haram force (12.10.2018)

The United Nations welcomed on Friday as an “important milestone” the release in Nigeria of 833 children by the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF); a group formed in 2013 to protect communities and support the country’s security forces against Boko Haram extremists.

Boko Haram exposes the cracks in Nigeria’s military strategy (02.10.2018)

For nearly three years the Nigerian government has stuck to its claim that it has ‘technically defeated’ Boko Haram. Recently though, the terror group demonstrated its renewed audacity with strikes at hard (military) targets.

Germany hosts high-level conference on humanitarian crisis in the Lake Chad region (03.09.2018)

Conflict and climate change have plunged the Lake Chad region into one of the world's worst humanitarian crises. An international conference in Berlin aims to raise more support for the millions of people in need of aid.

The danger of a better-behaved Boko Haram (21.08.2018)

Boko Haram, the Nigerian jihadist group infamous for its bombings and abductions, is undergoing something of a makeover. A key faction that has the backing of so-called Islamic State has renounced its old blood-soaked ways and is trying instead to win hearts and minds in a new strategic twist to a...

Cameroon’s Far North: a new chapter in the fight against Boko Haram – new ICG report (14.08.2018)

The intensity of the conflict against Boko Haram in Cameroon’s Far North has diminished, though the movement still poses a threat and the humanitarian situation remains precarious. Long-term stability hinges on how the government resolves two principal security challenges: first, dealing with...

Cost of counter-terrorism for civilians in Lake Chad countries (16.07.2018)

The ongoing terror threat in Nigeria, Chad, Niger and Cameroon has led the governments of the Lake Chad region to enact numerous security restrictions in affected areas. While these restrictions are meant to improve security for all, some affect civilians negatively – particularly regarding...

UN chief condemns suspected Boko Haram attacks (18.06.2018)

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned Saturday’s attacks in northeastern Nigeria by suspected Boko Haram insurgents targeting Eid al-Fitr celebrations. According to media reports, blasts killed dozens of people in the Damboa Local Government area of Borno State.

Boko Haram Islamists still control parts of northeastern Nigeria (19.05.2018)

People in two of northeastern Nigeria’s six states say militants with ties to Boko Haram are still in control of areas despite the federal government’s unwavering stance that it has defeated the Jihadist militant group.

Nigeria talking to Boko Haram about possible ceasefire (26.03.2018)

Nigeria’s government is in talks with Islamist militant group Boko Haram about a possible ceasefire with the ultimate aim of securing a permanent cessation of hostilities, the country’s information minister said on Sunday.

Nigerian president plans to negotiate for release of 110 abducted Dapchi girls (12.03.2018)

Nigeria's presidency said on Monday it plans to negotiate for the release of 110 girls abducted from a school in the northeastern town of Dapchi last month, rather than use a military operation to free them by force. … Nigeria is grappling with an insurgency by Boko Haram that has killed at least...

Suspected Boko Haram militants kill 11 including three aid workers in Nigeria (02.03.2018)

Suspected Boko Haram militants killed at least 11 people including three aid workers in an attack on a military barracks in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno state late on Thursday, according to two security reports seen by Reuters.

As Nigeria's regional task force strengthens, pressure mounts on Boko Haram (14.02.2018)

On February 2, more than two dozen Boko Haram fighters emerged from a hideout in Sambisa Forest and surrendered to authorities. Their defections were a key victory for Nigerian forces and regional allies in their battle against the diminished, but still deadly, terrorist group.

Lake Chad Basin: UN and partners launch aid appeal (31.01.2018)

With more than a quarter of a million people affected by the Boko Haram insurgency in the Lake Chad Basin region, the United Nations refugee agency and its humanitarian partners launched on Wednesday an inter-agency funding appeal for $157 million. “The Boko Haram crisis lingers on and is far from...

Nigerian military: 700 abductees of Boko Haram escape captivity (01.01.2018)

In a statement (army spokesman, Col. Timothy) Antigha said the abductees included men, women and children, and he said most were forced to work as farm laborers by the insurgents on various islands in Lake Chad. He said the military was monitoring the escaped captives to ensure there are no...

UN chief condemns killing of ‘blue helmet’ in country’s east (04.12.2017)

Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the killing today of a Mauritanian peacekeeper and the wounding of three others of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) by anti-Balaka militia in Bria in the country’ s east.

Nigeria puts fortress towns at heart of new Boko Haram strategy (03.12.2017)

Nigeria’s government has a plan for the northeast, torn apart by eight years of conflict with Boko Haram: displaced people will be housed in fortified garrison towns, ringed by farms, with the rest of the countryside effectively left to fend for itself.

Boko Haram’s new tactics imperil Nigeria’s countryside (17.11.2017)

In recent months, Boko Haram has attacked rural military bases and convoys in the northeastern part of Nigeria and in surrounding countries, acquiring weapons in the process. Since spring 2015, when regional militaries chased most of its members back underground, the sect had been focused on...

Chad withdraws troops from fight against Boko Haram in Niger (13.10.2017)

Chad has withdrawn hundreds of troops from neighbouring Niger, where they were helping local forces fight Boko Haram Islamist militants, humanitarian sources and officials said. … There was no immediate explanation or comment from defence officials in Chad. But the move came a month after the vast...

Many Nigerians displaced by Boko Haram fighting not ready to return home (12.10.2017)

The vast majority of almost 2 million Nigerians driven from their homes by the conflict with Boko Haram cannot return because of a lack of security, an aid agency said on Wednesday.

Stronger peacebuilding efforts needed to tackle Boko Haram, Security Council told (13.09.2017)

While the efforts of the Governments in Africa's Lake Chad Basin have diminished Boko Haram's combat capacity in the region, the terrorist group has changed its tactics, increasing the use of suicide attacks, the top United Nations political official reported to the Security Council today.

Report: Boko Haram attacks killed 400 since April (05.09.2017)

Amnesty International highlights role of young women and girls forced to target civilians in Nigeria and Cameroon.

UK government unveils £200m in aid to help fight Boko Haram in Nigeria (30.08.2017)

The UK has so far trained 28,000 Nigerian soldiers and over 40 UK military personnel have been deployed to Nigeria on a long term basis. On Wednesday, [international development secretary Priti] Patel announced an extended five-year package of help, costing an extra £200m.

UNICEF: Boko Haram use of child bombers soars (23.08.2017)

The number of children, mainly girls, used by the Nigerian armed group Boko Haram as "human bombs" has quadrupled this year, according to UNICEF.

Suicide bombers kill at least 27 in Nigeria (16.08.2017)

Suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers killed at least 27 people and wounded 83 in north-east Nigeria on Tuesday.

UN relations with Nigeria "intact" after dispute over army raid (14.08.2017)

The United Nations' relationship with Nigeria is intact, a U.N. official said on Saturday, despite a military raid on a compound belonging to the international body in the conflict-ridden northeast.

US military probing torture claims at Cameroon base (07.08.2017)

The US military has opened an inquiry into allegations of torture and murder of suspected Boko Haram militants at a Cameroonian army base used extensively by American troops, a spokesman said.

Boko Haram split creates two deadly forces (02.08.2017)

[…] The combined attacks by the two wings marks a resurgence by the group, months after President Muhammadu Buhari’s announcement in December 2016 that Boko Haram’s stronghold in the Sambisa forest had been captured.

Funding, suicide attacks remain challenge for African force fighting Boko Haram (07.07.2017)

Boko Haram has lost as much as 70 percent of its war equipment and fighters. That's the assessment of defense officials from the five countries involved in the joint task force fighting the militants. But the officials, who gathered in Cameroon this week to discuss the war effort, admit their own...

Army kill Boko Haram leader, rescue nine children (13.06.2017)

Troops of the 3 Battalion, 22 Brigade of the Nigerian Army yesterday killed the leader of Boko Haram, Abu Nazir, at Jarawa village in Borno State.

Boko Haram launches major attack on northeast Nigerian city (07.06.2017)

Suspected Boko Haram fighters attacked the city of Maiduguri in northeast Nigeria on Wednesday, the Islamist militant group's most serious assault on the regional capital in a year and a half. The raid comes six months President Muhammadu Buhari said Boko Haram had "technically" been defeated.

Military graft undermines Nigeria's fight against Boko Haram: Transparency Int'l (18.05.2017)

Military corruption is weakening Nigeria's efforts to battle the Islamist insurgency of Boko Haram, the watchdog Transparency International said on Thursday.

The region in Niger quietly piloting a Boko Haram amnesty (20.04.2017)

The bold experiment is proving attractive, but comes fraught with dangers.

'Alarming' rise in Boko Haram child suicide bombers (12.04.2017)

UNICEF report highlights increase in the number of children, mostly girls, used by armed group in the Lake Chad region.

U.S. plans sale of warplanes to Nigeria for fighting Boko Haram (11.04.2017)

The Trump administration is poised to sell up to 12 light attack aircraft to Nigeria to support the country’s fight against the Boko Haram militant group, despite criticism from human rights organizations that the West African country has not done enough to stop the abuses and corruption that...

Uprooted by war, threatened by Boko Haram and desperate to go home (11.03.2017)

Nigeria says the war with Boko Haram is over, but new arrivals still pour into camps for displaced people as the terrorists continue their deadly attacks.

Fighting Boko Haram in Chad: Beyond Military Measures – ICG report (08.03.2017)

Since 2015, the conflict between Chad’s armed forces and Boko Haram has destabilised the Lake Chad region in the west of the country. Defeating this resilient insurgency requires the state to go beyond a purely military campaign and relaunch trade, improve public services and reintegrate...

UN Security Council delegation heads to Lake Chad Basin (01.03.2017)

UN Security Council diplomats have departed on a mission to the Lake Chad Basin in West Africa to see firsthand the security challenges and dire humanitarian situation there.

Donors pledge $670 million at UN-backed conference to support aid operations in Lake Chad region (24.02.2017)

According to UN estimates, about 17 million people are living in the most affected areas across the four countries (Nigeria, Niger, Chad, and Cameroon). Of them, some 10.7 million people are in need of immediate humanitarian assistance, with 8.5 million in north-eastern Nigeria alone, having been...

Watchmen of Lake Chad – ICG report (23.02.2017)

Vigilante groups in Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger and Chad play a major role in the fight against Boko Haram, but their presence raises concerns. They make military operations less blunt and more effective and have reconnected these states somewhat with many of their local communities, but they have...

Boko Haram in 2016: a highly adaptable foe (07.02.2017)

Significant security gains have been made in the fight against Boko Haram, but the war is far from over.

UN says team attacked on Nigeria-Cameroon border, five dead (01.02.2017)

An armed group attacked a UN technical team working along the border between Nigeria and Cameroon, killing five people and wounding several, the United Nations Office for West Africa said on Wednesday.

International Community must join with Nigeria to combat Boko Haram in Sahel – UN officer (25.01.2017)

The United Nations’ chief humanitarian officer in the Sahel region of Africa said that Nigeria was key to saving the region’s people from the ravages of the terrorist group Boko Haram, but that it needed the help of the international community to do so.

"Hopeless" suffering in Lake Chad - Red Cross (05.01.2017)

Unfolding catastrophe in the Lake Chad basin was named the most neglected crisis of 2016. … An insurgency by Boko Haram militants has displaced more than 2.4 million people across the swamplands of Lake Chad, where the borders of Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Nigeria meet, and disrupted the livelihoods...

France donates military equipment to Cameroon (12.12.2016)

France has donated 15 vehicles, weapons and equipment to Cameroon’s Special Forces as part of assistance to combat Boko Haram militants.

Niger feels ripple effect of Boko Haram as fears of food shortage spread (12.12.2016)

The militants — who have stolen cattle, raided markets and uprooted farmers — have created a malnutrition crisis in Nigeria that could spill across borders.

UN seeks $2,7 billion aid for Boko Haram-hit Sahel (08.12.2016)

Poverty, conflict and climate change will leave 15 million people across Africa's Sahel belt in need of life-saving aid next year, the United Nations said as it launched a record $2.7 billion humanitarian appeal for the region in 2017.

Up to 1 million people cut off from aid by Boko Haram in Lake Chad (22.11.2016)

Up to a million people around West Africa's Lake Chad are cut off from humanitarian aid by Boko Haram despite a regional military offensive against the Islamist militants, a United Nations official said on Tuesday.

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