- Nigerian army frees 267 detainees, no links to Boko Haram Updated: Feb-12-16 1:12 pm
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - Nigeria's army freed 267 detainees Friday, including dozens of children, some as young as preschoolers, saying that investigators had determined they had no links to Boko Haram Islamic extremists.
- Nigeria's army accuse 2 soldiers of arming Boko Haram Updated: Feb-10-16 5:03 pm
ABUJA, Nigeria - Nigeria's army has arrested two soldiers allegedly caught trying to ferry a large quantity of arms and ammunition to Boko Haram Islamic extremists, a spokesman said Wednesday.
- Stronger regional coordination can counter Africa extremism Updated: Feb-08-16 7:01 pm
THIES, Senegal - Violent extremist groups and their affiliates are collaborating more in northern Africa, and regional forces must be built up and supported with deeper intelligence sharing to counter the increasing threat of attacks, the head of the U.S. military's Special Operations Command Africa said Monday.
- Senegal fears extremism amid imam arrests, regional attacks Updated: Feb-08-16 9:59 am
KAOLACK, Senegal - Dozens of armed security forces descended on the Quranic school at night, arresting an imam suspected of having links to Islamic extremists in Nigeria.
- Nigeria violates rights, ignores military violations: HRW Updated: Jan-27-16 10:13 am
LAGOS, Nigeria - Human Rights Watch says Nigeria's new government is violating rights on many fronts in its fight against Boko Haram's Islamic uprising and in bringing corrupt politicians to book.
- UN seeks $820 million for crises in Central, West Africa Updated: Jan-25-16 9:23 am
DAKAR, Senegal - The United Nations and partners are appealing for more than $820 million to help refugees and others affected by violence in Cameroon, Nigeria and Central African Republic.
- Nigerian accused of corruption asks court to dismiss charges Updated: Jan-22-16 4:04 pm
LAGOS, Nigeria - A former Nigerian presidential adviser accused of diverting $2.2 billion meant to buy weapons to fight Boko Haram on Friday challenged the government's right to put him on trial.
- AP EXPLAINS: Islamic extremists step up attacks in Africa Updated: Jan-22-16 12:32 pm
KAMPALA, Uganda - The number of deadly attacks by Islamic extremists is mounting across Africa, raising questions about the resurgence of armed groups once seen to be in decline. Here is a brief description of the attacks and an explanation of who was behind them and what is driving the surge.
- West Africa braces for more attacks after Burkina Faso siege Updated: Jan-20-16 2:13 pm
DAKAR, Senegal - At the entrance to the King Fahd Palace hotel in Dakar, security guards inspect the trunks of every taxi at the gate, long before the vehicles get anywhere near the building itself.
- Nigerian leader orders investigation into kidnapped girls Updated: Jan-15-16 9:22 am
ABUJA, Nigeria - President Muhammadu Buhari is ordering an investigation into Boko Haram's mass kidnapping of the schoolgirls from Chibok and its aftermath, but signaled no progress in efforts to rescue the students abducted nearly two years ago.