- Nigerian troops kill extremists as militants slay villagers Updated: May-23-15 6:12 pm
YOLA, Nigeria - Nigerian troops killed scores of Islamic extremists and rescued 20 women and children from captivity even as reports came in Saturday of Boko Haram fighters slitting villagers' throats and chopping them to death.
- Maryland beats North Carolina 14-7 in lacrosse quarterfinals Updated: May-17-15 6:49 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - Bryan Cole matched his career high with five points and fellow midfielder Joe LoCascio had four to help Maryland beat North Carolina 14-7 on Sunday in the NCAA Division I lacrosse quarterfinals at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
- 3,000 Nigerians escaping Boko Haram deported from Niger Updated: May-06-15 3:09 pm
GAIDAM, Nigeria - Niger troops have deported more than 3,000 Nigerian fishermen and refugees escaping Boko Haram, forcing them to undertake a brutal three-day trek in which at least a dozen people died, an official and witnesses said Wednesday.
- Nigerian troops who fled Boko Haram now have them on the run Updated: May-06-15 4:47 am
YOLA, Nigeria - A year ago, a dozen Nigerian troops fighting about 200 Boko Haram militants in the town of Chibok exhausted their ammunition and ran, leaving the road open for the abduction of nearly 300 girls.
- Republic of Congo, Chad presidents set fire to ivory Updated: Apr-29-15 2:26 pm
BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo - The presidents of Republic of Congo and Chad on Wednesday set fire to five tons of ivory seized from poachers, using seized timber, to mark their commitment to the fight against poaching on the continent.
- Niger army retakes control of island from Boko Haram Updated: Apr-27-15 5:44 pm
NIAMEY, Niger - Niger's government says its military has retaken control of the island of Karamga in Lake Chad after an attack by Boko Haram on its positions there.