Nigeria votes today in a closely fought election after a campaign dominated by a slowing economy and a war against Islamist Boko Haram militants.
Nigeria’s military continues to hold two Al Jazeera journalists who have been detained for close to a week.
A refugee camp in Chad has provided temporary sanctuary for thousands of fleeing Nigerians.
African presidents from Goodluck Jonathan to Yoweri Museveni are allegedly spending millions on western PR specialists to fix their tarnished images.
M&G's Lauren Clifford-Holmes visited a refugee camp in Chad, filled with families trying to escape Boko Haram. She chats about her experience.
As Nigeria heads to the polls, its weakened army faces criticism over its failure to contain Boko Haram.
The M&G's Lauren Clifford-Holmes reflects on her trip to Chad where she visited refugee camps filled with families trying to escape Boko Haram.
Thousands of refugees are fleeing to Chad after Boko Haram's attacks in northeast Nigeria. We visited a refugee camp and town the militants attacked.
Short term, the pledge of allegiance by Boko Haram to the Islamic State may be no more than a propaganda gesture, experts say, but that could change.
Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has allegedly pledged formal allegiance to Islamic State, according to an intelligence monitoring service.
Thousands of people marched in Cameroon's capital to protest against Boko Haram's insurgency and support the Cameroon army's fight on the ground.
Since other islamic terrorist groups are on the rise, al-Shabab struggles in the public relations department.
Many of the nations fighting the terror group have themselves been accused of human rights abuses and even of war crimes.
Four African armies, Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger are currently on the ground directly engaged in the fight against Boko Haram.
The United States has committed to helping Cameroon's military secure the equipment it needs to continue fighting against the jihadist group.
Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau vowed to disrupt Nigeria's general election, after two suicide attacks blamed on the group killed 38 people.
Cameroon says its army has detained 1 000 people suspected of having links to Boko Haram, after it killed 86 of the group's militants.
Leaders met in Cameroon to discuss Boko Haram as the extremist group invades Chad and causes election delays in Nigeria.
Boko Haram stormed the restive city of Gombe, Nigeria, firing gunshots and throwing leaflets which urged residents to boycott the upcoming elections.