Armed group wants Nigerian government to release their fighters from prison.
It’s hard to “disappear” 300 young men, but society makes it possible for women to disappear behind burkhas, high walls, and other forms of servitude
Translating social media success into tangible change on the ground has always been a challenge to online campaigns
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They are recognised for the instrumental role they are playing in shaping their societies
Conflict has displaced 1.6 million, almost a third of the state’s population and Boko Haram has razed villages, schools, hospitals and businesses.
Buhari orders high profile arrests after report shows billions wired to ghost firms aided Boko Haram rampage
Former powerful national security advisor Sambo Dasuki among those fighting to save themselves following presidential probe's interim findings.
Over 1,000 schools destroyed by Boko Haram this year - that's double number of education institutions in Gambia
The targeted schools were in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria, the four countries most affected by the extremist uprising.
Buhari seen to be on right track in battle against Nigeria’s Boko Haram, and Uganda’s LRA rebels are almost finished
Boko Haram has pledged allegiance to Islamic State, but there’s “limited evidence” they are actively cooperating. It’s a marriage of convenience.
Security forces making situation worse by 'shocking' treatment of already-traumatised civilians, London-based group says.
Parting shot: Nigerian military weak, a tool of politicians and influenced by foreigners, sacked army chief says
Soldiers were poorly equipped and unmotivated to fight Boko Haram, with vital information leaked, Alex Badeh says in withering assessment
Buhari says U.S. will help trace Nigeria’s stolen oil fortune; corrupt officials looted $150 billion
Would negotiate with Boko Haram if it would help obtain the release of more than 200 abducted Chibok schoolgirls.
As search for Nigeria's abducted girls rages, lessons from those seized by Kony, and who lived to tell the tale
The Mail & Guardian Africa spoke to survivors of Uganda's Aboke girls, who were kidnapped in 1996. The path back is long, they say.
Drop the slogan “Bring Back Our Girls” for “Find the Girls” and raise the bounty on terror leader Shekau's head - $7m is not big enough.
Boko Haram fighters stormed a school on April 14 last year, seizing 276 girls. The world remembers.
The country is voting in what is expected to be the tightest election since the military relinquished power in 1999.
West Africa votes: Nigeria at standstill, Ecowas urges Togo poll delay and tension over Guinea elections
Africa’s biggest economy shuts borders ahead of Saturday ballot as region in a flurry over polls
West Africa chooses: Cote d'Ivoire's Ouattara wins backing for re-election bid as Nigeria set for crucial vote
Regional economic powerhouses set for crucial elections this year, with ballot in Africa's most populous country closely watched.
Cautious triumph: Nigeria's Jonathan eyes Boko Haram ouster within a month but regional rivalries linger
Militants getting 'weaker and weaker every day', president says ahead of next week's tight election.
Nigeria horror as 7-year-old suicide bomber kills seven, as little girls become new face of Boko Haram war
Attack on a market was the latest in a string of suicide strikes in which children, mainly young girls, have been used.