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The Nigerian army has freed 178 people being held hostage by Boko Haram including more than 100 children, it said late on August 2, following a series of deadly attacks by the jihadists in the country's restive northeast.
NIAMEY - Agence France-Presse
Nigeria's Boko Haram fighters launched a new attack in neighbouring Niger on Feb. 9, as parliament in Niamey was set to vote on joining a regional force against the Islamists.
YAOUND - Agence France-Presse
Nigerian Boko Haram fighters went on the rampage in the Cameroonian border town of Fotokol Wednesday, massacring civilians and torching a mosque before being repelled by regional forces.
ABUJA - Agence France-Presse
Nigeria has postponed its presidential election on security grounds as the Boko Haram conflict intensifies, handing a potential lifeline to the ruling party as it battles a tough challenge from the opposition.
KANO - Agence France-Presse
Nigeria's military on Feb. 1 repelled a Boko Haram assault on the key city of Maiduguri as violence raged across the country's northeast just two weeks before national elections.
Niger is set to send troops to Nigeria for the multi-national battle against Boko Haram after scores of people were killed in a fresh onslaught by the Islamist fighters in a key border town
Six Bulgarian U.N. aid workers who were detained by rebels in Sudan’s strife-torn South Kordofan region have been released, the Bulgarian foreign ministry said on Jan. 31
TUNIS - Agence France-Presse
Tunisia Feb. 2 presented its new coalition government, dominated by the secular Nidaa Tounes party but also including its Islamist rivals, as it prepares to tackle security problems and a faltering economy.
ADDIS ABABA - Agence France-Presse
The African Union called Jan. 30 for a regional five-nation force of 7,500 troops to defeat the "horrendous" rise of Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamist militants
South Sudan President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar on late Feb. 1 signed a new agreement to end more than 13 months of fighting in a civil war that has left tens of thousands dead
At least eight people, including five foreigners, were killed when gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Tuesday, a local security official said.
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