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Nigeria's war with Boko Haram gets a new ground zero

The road to Baga is littered with burned-out cars, winding through terrain that has proved fertile ground for radical ideologies to take root. On the cusp of the Sahara, it traces a route through the former ancient Islamic kingdom of Bornu, a thriving sultanate that grew rich on trans-desert trade. …

Boko Haram leader calls for more schools attacks after dorm killings

The leader of Nigeria's Islamist militant group Boko Haram has called for more attacks against schools, describing western education as a "plot against Islam", in a video released days after his fighters killed 46 students in an assault on a dorm.<p>In the 15-minute recording released at the weekend, …

What is Boko Haram?

GIVEN that it has killed 3,600 people over the past four years, Boko Haram gets surprisingly little attention outside its native Nigeria. Though it …

Boko Haram kills civilians at roadblock

Boko Haram gunmen dressed in military uniform have killed 19 people near the Nigerian border with Cameroon in the restive northeast, residents and a survivor say.<p>The gunmen, armed with Kalashnikovs, blocked a highway on Sunday near the town of Logumani, 30km from the border around 5am local time, …

Attacks kill dozens in area of Nigeria targeted by Boko Haram

At least 74 people have been killed in three weekend attacks in Nigeria's restive north-east, the epicentre of the Boko Haram insurgency that has claimed thousands of lives since 2009.<p>French president François Hollande, who paid a two-day visit to Nigeria last week, issued a statement condemning …