The lucky few who survive Boko Haram’s raids are streaming into Minawao refugee camp, a Cameroonian refugee camp.
Two years after the abduction of the 276 Chibok girls, Human Rights Watch looks at Boko Haram’s devastating impact on education in northeast Nigeria.
Discussions indicate a possible change in foreign policy that would ally SA against Islamic State, to which Boko Haram has pledged allegiance.
After enduring horrific ordeals, the women and girls freed from Boko Haram return to families and communities who reject them, a report has found.
The African terror group has been weakened, but it's now wreaking a new kind of havoc.
The diversion of scarce resources and increasing militarisation could derail the democratic project.
The persecution of Christians in sub-Saharan Africa dwarfs what is happening in the Middle East, according to a report.
Hundreds of teachers have been murdered and millions of pupils terrorised in central Africa.
Last year 32 658 people were victims of terrorism but crime is 13 times higher.
Hafsat Mohammed uses hope to counter hate, but the activist knows the threats she faces are all too real.
Boko Haram, the low oil price and the firm's rapid growth could all be linked to the huge fine slapped on MTN by Nigeria's communications commission.
A Nigerian soldier recounts his experience on the battlefield with Boko Haram fighters and the army's struggle to operate high-tech ammunition.
The continent is two years away from being certified polio-free but violent insurgencies could hamper efforts to finally eradicate the virus.
Nigerian soldiers fighting Boko Haram say the government is punishing them for unknown sins and sentencing them to death.
Guinean President Alpha Condé has said his country is ready to aid its West African neighbours in the regional fight against the Islamist militants.
The Nigerian army has freed 178 people being held hostage by Boko Haram including more than 100 children, it said on Sunday.
Authorities in Niger have banned the full Islamic veil following suicide attacks in countries in the region by women wearing the religious garment.
A report warns that an ANC faction, disbanded by the party, aims to make a return in the province.
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged to recover oil revenues from an estimated stolen 250 000 barrels a day during a visit to the US.