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Boko Haram Attacks

U.S. Army To Provide Equipment, Intelligence To Fight Boko Haram

Reuters | Posted 02.17.2015 | World

By Daniel Flynn N'DJAMENA, Feb 17 (Reuters) - The U.S. military will share communications equipment and intelligence with African allies to assist ...

Girls Who Escaped Boko Haram Accept Scholarships, Defy Kidnappers By Going Back To School

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 02.26.2015 | Impact

To Asabe and Ruth, attending school isn't a chore -- it's an act of bravery. The two Nigerian sisters were among the more than 300 schoolgirls who...

Female Suicide Bomber Kills At Least 10 In Nigerian Bus Station

Reuters | Posted 02.15.2015 | World

By Joe Hemba and Ardo Abdallah DAMATURU, Nigeria, Feb 15 (Reuters) - A female suicide bomber blew herself up at a crowded bus station ...

Boko Haram Attacks Another African Country

Reuters | Madjiasra Nako | Posted 02.14.2015 | World

N'DJAMENA, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Boko Haram fighters attacked a village in Chad on Friday, the first known lethal attack in that country by ...

Boko Haram Attacks Another Of Nigeria's Neighbors

AP | DALATOU MAMANE and KRISTA LARSON | Posted 02.06.2015 | World

NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Nigeria's Islamic extremists invaded a second country in the region Friday, attacking two towns in a part of Niger that is alre...

Boko Haram Slaughter Over 100 People In Cameroon

Reuters | Posted 02.04.2015 | World

ACCRA, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Boko Haram fighters killed more than 100 people during an attack on the north Cameroon town of Fotokol, murdering residents i...

How Exactly Do We Get Rid of Boko Haram?

The Root | Charles D. Ellison | Posted 02.02.2015 | Black Voices

The closer we get to Nigeria’s upcoming presidential elections, set to take place Feb. 14, the worse it gets as Boko Haram is emboldened. What start...

A Closer Look At Survivors Of Boko Haram Attacks Across Northern Nigeria

The Washington Post | Nicole Crowder | Posted 01.28.2015 | Black Voices

On Sunday, Boko Haram insurgents swept through the northeast Nigerian city of Maidguri in one of their boldest attacks yet. The group staged what has ...

How Boko Haram Has Left Northeast Nigeria In Ruins

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 01.26.2015 | World

Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the stories that made news in recent days. You noticed the media forgot all about another story's ba...

Bassim Haidar On How Boko Haram Impacts Nigeria

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 01.23.2015 | World

Speaking with HuffPostLive at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Bassim Haidar, the founder, chairman and CEO of Nigeria-based telecoms and logistics ...

Julia Craven

There Were At Least 12 Other Terrorist Attacks The Week Of Charlie Hebdo

HuffingtonPost.com | Julia Craven | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The world has been mourning the almost 20 people killed around Paris on Jan. 7 and 9 in some of the most vicious radical Islamic terror ...

Boko Haram Boasts Of Massacre And Threatens More Violence In New Video

Reuters | Posted 01.20.2015 | World

ABUJA, Jan 20 (Reuters) - A man purporting to be Islamist Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau on Tuesday claimed an attack on the northeastern town of...

Why We Know So Little About The Horror In Northeast Nigeria

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 01.20.2015 | World

Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the events that made news in recent days. You noticed the media forgot all about another story's bas...

Boko Haram Seize Multinational Base On Nigeria-Chad Border

AP | HARUNA UMAR and MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 01.05.2015 | World

BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram Islamic extremists have seized the headquarters of a multinational military force near Nigeria's border with Chad,...

Boko Haram Hits Villages In Cameroon In Wave Of Attacks

Reuters | Posted 02.28.2015 | World

By Tansa Musa YAOUNDE, Dec 29 (Reuters) - Cameroon's army killed at least 41 Islamist militants as it fought off a wave of attacks alo...

How Boko Haram's Violent Uprising Is Spilling Over Nigeria's Borders

AP | MICHELLE FAUL and HARUNA UMAR | Posted 02.20.2015 | World

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Thousands of members of Nigeria's home-grown Islamic extremist Boko Haram group strike across the border in Cameroon, with...

Militants Attack Nigerian Villages Despite Reported Boko Haram Cease-Fire

Reuters | Posted 12.18.2014 | World

By Lanre Ola MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Suspected Boko Haram militants have killed dozens of people in five att...

Report: Boko Haram Militants Seize Cameroon Vice PM's Wife

Reuters | Posted 09.26.2014 | World

YAOUNDE, July 27 (Reuters) - Boko Haram militants attacked Kolofata, a town in Cameroon's Far North Region near Nigeria, on Sunday and seized severa...

Boko Haram Clashes With Cameroon Troops In Deadly Cross-Border Raids

Reuters | Posted 09.25.2014 | World

YAOUNDE, July 26 (Reuters) - Nigeria's Islamist militant group Boko Haram has carried out two cross-border attacks into Cameroon since Friday, killi...

Car Bomb Explodes In Boko Haram's Hometown

AP | HARUNA UMAR and MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 08.31.2014 | World

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — A car bomb in a marketplace in Maiduguri, the northeast Nigerian city that is the birthplace of Boko Haram extremism, kill...

Witnesses: Boko Haram Are Taking Control Of Nigerian Villages

AP | HARUNA UMAR | Posted 08.04.2014 | World

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram militants are taking over villages in northeastern Nigeria, killing and terrorizing civilians and political lea...

Boko Haram Launches Another Attack

Reuters | Posted 08.04.2014 | World

* Gunmen attack three villages in Gwoza area of Borno state * Girls' who escaped Boko Haram get psychiatric help * Archb...

Nigeria's Teachers Go On Strike Over Kidnapped Girls

Reuters | Posted 07.22.2014 | World

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, May 22 (Reuters) - Nigerian teachers went on strike and staged rallies nationwide on Thursday in protest against the...

Vigilante Groups Are Being Formed In Volatile Northern Nigeria

AP | HARUNA UMAR and ADAMU ADAMU | Posted 07.14.2014 | World

BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic militants again attacked the remote Nigerian town from which nearly 300 schoolgirls were kidnapped, Nigeria's militar...

What To Know About Boko Haram's Ruthless Leader

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 05.11.2014 | World

The name Abubakar Shekau may sound unfamiliar to those who are new to Nigerian politics, but the head of Boko Haram has been a terrifying fixture in W...