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Nigeria suicide attacks kill dozens

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 0:18

Dozens of people are killed in suicide attacks in Nigeria, as Boko Haram releases a new video, threatening to disrupt elections.
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Nigeria's ex-leader quits party

Tuesday, February 17th 2015, 13:22

Nigeria's former President Olusegun Obasanjo quits the ruling party ahead of the 28 March elections, tearing up his membership card in public.
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Gains claimed in Boko Haram fight

Tuesday, February 17th 2015, 2:00
related places: Borno, Monguno

Nigeria, Cameroon and Niger claim to have made gains in pushing back or capturing Boko Haram militants and their supporters.
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Soyinka on Nigeria's 'cycle of evil'

Monday, February 16th 2015, 12:29

Top Nigerian writer on fighting Boko Haram
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VIDEO: Nigeria: 'Cycle of evil cannot continue'

Monday, February 16th 2015, 0:02

Nobel prize-winning author Wole Soyinka talks to Will Ross about Nigeria's presidential election and Boko Haram.
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Deadly attack on Nigeria bus station

Sunday, February 15th 2015, 15:34
related places: Damaturu

A female suicide bomber kills seven people at a bus station in the Nigerian city of Damaturu, a target of previous attacks by Boko Haram.
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Boko Haram city attack repelled

Saturday, February 14th 2015, 17:05
related places: Gombe

Nigerian troops repel a Boko Haram attack on the north-east city of Gombe, officials say, after the group's first frontal assault on the state capital.
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First Boko Haram attack on Chad

Friday, February 13th 2015, 14:30
related countries: Chad Chad

Boko Haram militants from Nigeria attack a village on the shores of Lake Chad overnight, the first such attack on Chadian soil, officials say.
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Jonathan denies role in poll delay

Thursday, February 12th 2015, 11:46

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan denies he was consulted over the controversial postponement of Saturday's hard-fought presidential and parliamentary elections.
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Niger emergency after militant raids

Wednesday, February 11th 2015, 12:30
related countries: Niger Niger

Niger declares a state of emergency along its south-eastern border with Nigeria after a spate of attacks by militant Islamists, giving troops sweeping new powers.
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Nigeria to investigate 'camp abuses'

Tuesday, February 10th 2015, 20:39

The Nigerian authorities announce they will investigate allegations of rape and trafficking at camps for people displaced by Boko Haram's insurgency in the northeast.
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Niger approves anti-Boko Haram force

Tuesday, February 10th 2015, 11:59
related countries: Niger Niger

The parliament of Niger votes to send troops to Nigeria to join the fight against Boko Haram, a day after a car bomb in Niger's south east.
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Boko Haram 'kidnaps bus passengers'

Monday, February 9th 2015, 18:03
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon

Suspected militants from Nigerian group Boko Haram hijack a bus in Cameroon and kidnap at least 20 people, residents say.
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Nigeria election: Five questions about delay

Monday, February 9th 2015, 15:40

And other questions from Nigeria election delay
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Nigeria 'confident' poll will happen

Monday, February 9th 2015, 14:00

The Nigerian interior minister says he is confident the fight against Boko Haram will be successful enough to allow postponed elections to go ahead.
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Mixed reaction to Nigeria poll delay

Sunday, February 8th 2015, 17:51

Nigerians split along party lines as poll is delayed
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Nigeria delay 'setback for democracy'

Sunday, February 8th 2015, 13:45

Nigeria's opposition says the decision to postpone the 14 February presidential poll by six weeks over security concerns is a "setback for democracy".
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Nigeria postpones presidential vote

Sunday, February 8th 2015, 8:23

The electoral commission in Nigeria delays the 14 February presidential election by six weeks in a move criticised by the opposition.
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Boko Haram in first Niger attack

Saturday, February 7th 2015, 1:51
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon, Niger Niger

Nigerian militants Boko Haram attack a town in Niger for the first time, with Niger's government saying they killed 109 from the group.
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Nigerian rivals square up for rematch

Friday, February 6th 2015, 1:26

What's at stake in Nigeria's election rematch?
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Nigeria to press ahead with election

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 22:48

Nigeria's influential council of state decides to press ahead with presidential elections on 14 February, rejecting calls for a postponement.
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Pirates raid Greek ship in Nigeria

Wednesday, February 4th 2015, 23:41
related countries: Greece Greece

Gunmen board a Greek-owned tanker at a Nigerian port, killing one crew member and taking three others hostage, officials say.
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Chad army 'kills Nigeria militants'

Wednesday, February 4th 2015, 13:48
related countries: Chad Chad

Chad's army says it has killed more than 200 militant Islamists and lost nine men during a battle to recapture a key town in north-eastern Nigeria.
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Chad troops join Nigeria battle

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 17:05
related countries: Chad Chad

Chadian troops backed by air strikes enter north-eastern Nigeria to join the battle against Islamist militant group Boko Haram.
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VIDEO: #BBCtrending: Dr Damages: a personal view on Nigeria's elections

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 0:36

A comic take on Nigeria's elections
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Blast hits Nigeria election rally

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 21:47
related places: Gombe

A female suicide bomber blows herself up in the north-east Nigerian city of Gombe, minutes after a rally by President Goodluck Jonathan.
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Nigeria 'repels' Boko Haram attack

Sunday, February 1st 2015, 16:57
related places: Maiduguri

The Nigerian army says it has repelled a new assault by Boko Haram Islamist militants on the strategic north-eastern city of Maiduguri.
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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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