Abubakar Shekau threatened in a grainy video this week to sell nearly 300 teenage school girls abducted from a school in remote northeast Nigeria last month
The Boko Haram terrorist group is negotiating the students’ fate and demanding an unspecified ransom for their release
Losses in al-Qaeda’s core leadership in Pakistan and Afghanistan have “accelerated” the network’s decentralization
Twenty million people face food insecurity in the region; five million of these are children
Takeover move launched by Al Mirqab Capital, the private investment vehicle of Qatar’s ruling family
The higher figure comes out a week after the kidnappings when the Borno state governor insisted a military escort take him to the town
The bombing at the bus terminal on the outskirts of Abuja was the first major attack in two years
The girls were abducted after midnight from a school in Chibok
A bomb blast at a bus station killed 71 people and injured over 100 others on Monday
Insurgents freed members of their militant group in the northeastern city of Maiduguri
The militants had sent fliers to the town earlier in the week warning of an impending attack
The blasts targeted a densely populated area of the city and sent residents fleeing in panic
Dozens of attackers dressed in military uniform fired rocket propelled grenades and Kalashnikovs
Some areas of Muslim-majority countries still remain affected by the disease, which is easily preventable through a vaccine
At least 106 people were killed in Izghe last week
First the police targeted the gay men, then tortured them into naming dozens of others who now are being hunted down
Hassan Zein was seized Monday by armed men who stormed the compound of his factory
The video obtained by AFP cannot be verified independently
Most oil ports and fields were seized by militias and tribesmen demanding more political power or higher pay
The phone network has been down in Borno state since mid-May, when a state of emergency was declared in the area
Recent deadly attacks in Africa have put Islamist militants under the spotlight in the region
The judge struck out all terrorism charges against the men on lack of evidence
Three northeastern areas have been under a state of emergency since May
Islamist group's gunmen force Christian women to convert to Islam
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Islamic police in northern Nigeria are threatening to arrest drivers of motorized rickshaws for wearing pants cut off below the knee and sleeveless ...
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