Elections and Abuja's need to lead are hindering AU efforts to take on the militants.
Amnesty International has said that Nigeria's senior military officers received information of a Boko Haram offensive but failed to take action.
African leaders are set to discuss economic recovery for countries affected by war and the Ebola virus at the African Union summit in Adis Ababa.
Just after midnight on Sunday ?suspected Boko Haram militants began attacking Maiduguri. The militants began the attack in the Njimtilo area.
The militant group is said to have invaded Cameroonian towns, sparking fears that it is expanding into neighbouring countries.
Boko Haram takes responsibility for the attack on Baga, and warns Nigeria and its neighbours that they will not stop, saying Baga was "not much".
Highlights of the M&G's Google Hangout on how Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram became the force it is today and Nigeriaâ€™s failure to stop it.
Africa Check looks at the facts and figures of what has been called the deadliest attack by Boko Haram in Baga, Nigeria.
People displaced by Boko Haram attacks might have another blow dealt to them, as they would have to return to their hometowns to be eligible to vote.
The continent's leaders have not shown enough commitment to combating the scourge.
The world is accused of "double-mindedness" when it comes to the crisis in the northeast.
Boko Haram's brutal attacks must spur the continent to action.
Using a little girl as a human bomb is despicable, but the military is not blameless in the conflict, writes Azad Essa.
Action is needed to halt the targeting of children in conflict zones everywhere, writes Anthony Lake.
The M&G's Africa editor, Teldah Mawarie, will be hosting a live Google Hangout at 12pm today on the situation in Nigeria.
We saw that African lives were less important than those of Europeans. Yet what have we done as Africans for the world to see that we value our own?
EFF threatens to expropriate land again, cheating Matric pupils could wait three years to rewrite and African leaders need to get involved in Nigeria.
The scale of last week's attack on the village of Doron Baga in north-eastern Nigeria by Boko Haram Islamist militants has been revealed.