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Chad 'forces Boko Haram from town'

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 16:13
related countries: Chad Chad, Niger Niger

Chad's army has driven Boko Haram militants out of Malumfatori town in north-eastern Nigeria, a senior official from Niger tells the BBC.
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Mixing religion and politics in Nigeria

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 2:51

A town illustrating Nigeria's religious and political divide
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Nigeria army 'warned of Baga attack'

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 17:43
related places: Baga

Nigeria's army failed to protect Baga's civilians despite warnings that militants were going to attack, rights group Amnesty International says.
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Africa urged to act over Boko Haram

Monday, January 26th 2015, 14:55
related places: Maiduguri

African states should act quickly and collectively to curb the growing threat posed by Nigeria's militant Islamists, the African Union chief says.
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Why is Boko Haram so strong?

Monday, January 26th 2015, 2:08

How did Nigeria's Boko Haram become so strong?
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Boko Haram assaults Nigerian city

Sunday, January 25th 2015, 19:57
related places: Maiduguri

Nigerian Islamist Boko Haram fighters have attacked the strategically important north-eastern city of Maiduguri, with dozens reported dead.
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Boko Haram 'raping our daughters' in Baga

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 16:08
related places: Baga

Rare account of life under Nigerian militants in captured town
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Liverpool sign Nigerian prospect

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 12:02

Liverpool manager Matt Beard believes he has signed one of the best young players in the world after agreeing terms with Asisat Oshoala.
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Nigeria urged to delay elections

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 16:54

Nigeria's security chief says the electoral commission should delay next month's poll to give more time for voter card distribution.
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Nigeria Buhari defends school record

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 19:28

Nigeria's main opposition presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, rejects claims that he did not obtain his school-leaving certificate.
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Cameroon 'frees German hostage'

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 16:59
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon, Germany Germany

Cameroon says its military has freed a German hostage kidnapped in Nigeria by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.
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Boko Haram 'leader' claims Baga raid

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 6:31
related places: Baga

A man purporting to be the leader of militant group Boko Haram says in a video that his fighters carried out a deadly raid on the Nigerian town of Baga.
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VIDEO: Fears Boko Haram threat spreading

Monday, January 19th 2015, 23:37
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon

The BBC's Will Ross reports from Nigeria on fears that Boko Haram is expanding its attacks, after 80 people were kidnapped from a village in Cameroon.
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VIDEO: Escape from Baga: Fleeing Boko Haram

Monday, January 19th 2015, 22:54
related places: Baga

The BBC's Thomas Fessy speaks to some of the people who fled the Nigerian town of Baga when Boko Haram attacked it two weeks ago.
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Nigeria bomber 'attacks bus station'

Sunday, January 18th 2015, 15:11

A suicide bomber kills four people at a bus station in a town in north-eastern Nigeria hit by female attackers a week ago, witnesses say.
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Chad to join Boko Haram campaign

Friday, January 16th 2015, 13:21
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon, Chad Chad

Cameroon says Chad will send a large contingent of troops to help it fight incursions from the Nigeria-based militant Islamist group, Boko Haram.
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Nigeria leader visits attack victims

Friday, January 16th 2015, 1:09

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan makes his first trip to the violence-hit north-east since 2013, following massacres by Boko Haram militants.
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Images 'show Boko Haram destruction'

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 22:48

Satellite images of Nigerian towns attacked by Boko Haram earlier this month show widespread destruction, Amnesty International says.
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VIDEO: Satellite images show devastation

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 3:54
related places: Baga

Amnesty International has released satellite images of the Nigerian town of Baga, showing the scale of destruction after last week's attack by Boko Haram.
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Nigeria repels Boko Haram attack

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 15:13
related places: Borno

The Nigerian army repels an attack by suspected Boko Haram militants in the town of Biou in the north-eastern state of Borno.
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Cameroon repels army base raid

Tuesday, January 13th 2015, 18:42
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon

Cameroon says it has killed 143 Boko Haram militants who attacked one of its army bases near the Nigerian border in a battle lasting five hours.
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Why reporting on Boko Haram is hard

Tuesday, January 13th 2015, 14:10

Why it is hard to report the truth about massacres in Nigeria
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West 'ignoring' Nigerian attacks

Monday, January 12th 2015, 17:54
related places: Jos

The Catholic Archbishop of Jos, in central Nigeria, accuses the West of ignoring the threat posed by the militant Islamist group, Boko Haram.
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Female bombers hit Nigeria market

Sunday, January 11th 2015, 22:29

Two female suicide bombers blow themselves up at a crowded market in north-east Nigeria, killing at least four other people and injuring dozens.
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Nigeria 'girl bomber' attacks market

Saturday, January 10th 2015, 21:15
related places: Maiduguri

At least 19 people are killed and several injured by a bomb reported to be strapped to a girl aged about 10 in north-eastern Nigeria, police say.
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Niger abandons Boko Haram battle

Friday, January 9th 2015, 12:08
related countries: Niger Niger
related places: Baga

Niger says it will not help recapture the Nigerian town of Baga, which hosts a multinational military base and has been seized by Boko Haram militants.
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'Bodies strewn' across Nigeria town

Thursday, January 8th 2015, 18:54
related places: Baga

Bodies lay strewn on the streets of a key north-eastern Nigerian town following on-going raids by militant Islamists, officials tells the BBC.
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Shell agrees Nigeria oil spill deal

Wednesday, January 7th 2015, 11:16
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Niger Niger
related places: Bodo

Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell agrees to a $84m (£55m) settlement with residents of the Bodo community in the Niger Delta for two major oil spills.
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Boko Haram seizes Nigerian army base

Sunday, January 4th 2015, 20:29

The militant group Boko Haram has seized a town and key multinational military base in north-eastern Nigeria, officials and eyewitnesses say.
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Villagers kidnapped in north Nigeria

Saturday, January 3rd 2015, 13:04

Suspected Boko Haram militants have kidnapped about 40 boys and young men in a raid on a remote village in north-eastern Nigeria, residents say.
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Nigeria vows to defeat Boko Haram

Thursday, January 1st 2015, 20:19

The Nigerian president says Boko Haram "will not win", after a series of attacks blamed on the militant Islamist group.
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VIDEO: Schoolgirl on escape from Boko Haram

Thursday, December 25th 2014, 17:14

Deborah is one of the schoolgirls who managed to escape when Boko Haram kidnapped 276 girls in April 2014 in northern Nigeria. She told the BBC about her escape and her plans for the future.
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Nigeria girl tells of suicide attack

Thursday, December 25th 2014, 12:19
related places: Kano

A 13-year-old Nigerian girl says her parents gave her to Boko Haram to take part in a suicide bomb attack in the city of Kano.
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Nigeria travel ban during Christmas

Wednesday, December 24th 2014, 12:38
related places: Borno

All vehicle movement in Nigeria's north-eastern Borno state is banned from Christmas Eve until Sunday to prevent militant attacks, the army says.
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African Dream: Video director's tips

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 6:54

Nigerian video director's tips for media success
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Deadly twin bombings hit Nigeria

Monday, December 22nd 2014, 19:15
related places: Gombe

At least 26 people have been killed in bombings in two major cities in northern Nigeria, with commuters and shoppers targeted, witnesses say.
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Nigeria court backs prisoners' vote

Friday, December 19th 2014, 17:31

A court in Nigeria rules that all prisoners should be able to vote, with general elections looming in February 2015.
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Nigeria in new bid to defend naira

Friday, December 19th 2014, 13:34

Nigeria's central bank brings in further measures to support its currency, the naira, which fell to record lows this week.
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Nigeria 'outraged' by mass kidnap

Friday, December 19th 2014, 10:46

Nigeria's government said it is "outraged and deeply saddened" after militants attacked a remote village and reportedly kidnapped about 200 people.
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'200 villagers' kidnapped in Nigeria

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 18:47

Militants storm a remote village in north-eastern Nigeria, killing at least 33 people and kidnapping about 200, a survivor tells the BBC.
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Death penalty for Nigerian soldiers

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 23:59

A Nigerian court martial in the capital Abuja sentences 54 soldiers to death for refusing to fight Boko Haram Islamist militants.
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Oil price forces new Nigeria budget

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 16:06

The prolonged slump in the price of oil forces oil-export dependent Nigeria to revise its budget plans, prompting its currency to fall to a record low.
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Nigerian oil workers go on strike

Monday, December 15th 2014, 12:21

Nigeria's two main oil workers' unions begin a nationwide strike, threatening to hurt the output of Africa's largest oil producer.
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VIDEO: Protect Nigerians, says archbishop

Friday, December 12th 2014, 20:59
related places: Jos

The archbishop of Jos in central Nigeria has said more must be done to protect ordinary people, after at least 30 were killed in twin bomb attacks.
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Protect Nigerians, says archbishop

Friday, December 12th 2014, 12:50
related places: Jos

The archbishop of Jos in central Nigeria says more must be done to protect ordinary people, after dozens died in twin attacks blamed on Boko Haram.
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Dozens killed in Nigeria bombings

Thursday, December 11th 2014, 21:30
related places: Jos

A twin bomb attack by suspected militants in Nigeria kills at least 30 people in the central city of Jos.
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Ex-general to seek Nigeria presidency

Thursday, December 11th 2014, 18:39

Former military leader Muhammadu Buhari is set to contest Nigeria's presidential election after winning a primary for the opposition APC.
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VIDEO: 'Boko Haram cut off my hand'

Thursday, December 11th 2014, 9:37

BBC News hears from victims of Nigerian jihadist group Boko Haram, including a man whose hand was cut off.
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VIDEO: 'My baby was born under Boko Haram'

Thursday, December 11th 2014, 5:09

A Nigerian woman describes how she gave birth during two months living under the control of Boko Haram.
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Suicide attacks near Nigeria market

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 21:47
related places: Kano

At least four people are killed in a dual suicide attack by suspected female Boko Haram militants near a market in Kano, northern Nigeria, police say.
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Nigerian medics join Ebola response

Friday, December 5th 2014, 11:27
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

About 100 Nigerian medical workers are expected to arrive in Sierra Leone to help with the response to the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus.
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Letter from Africa: Finger-pointing over Boko Haram

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 18:10

The blame game in Nigeria over the Boko Haram insurgency
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