Abu Musab al-Barnawi's promise to end the violence wrought on Muslim civilians may revive the terrorist organisation.
No soldiers died and 46 hostages were freed, including 18 women and 28 children, according to the statement
Profile: Chad President Deby—current African Union chief is a warrior leader who enjoys near-blind western backing
Veteran leader this week won a fifth term in office, extending his 26 years in power--but not all are impressed.
Little to show since Boko Haram took on the Islamic State's brand—militants in disarray as Buhari closes in
The world's deadliest designated terrorist organisations were supposed to be formidable once they united. Instead the Africans appear even weaker.
UPDATE: Death toll in Lake Chad area rises to 50; militants blew themselves up in the middle of crowds
Northern Cameroon killings join attack on Chad's Baga Sola, which, believed to be relatively safe, has attracted thousands of refugees.