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11 central African nations back DR Congo deal

Dec 01, 2016 - 8:38 AM

Eleven countries urge the Democratic Republic of Congo s opposition to back a deal that could keep its president in office far beyond his official mandate

Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba (C) delivers a speech during the 8th extraordinary summit of the Economic Community of Central African States (CEEAC) on November 30, 2016 in Libreville. Joel Tatou/AFP

Nigeria military retakes towns from Boko Haram in Yobe, Borno states

Mar 17, 2015 - 10:01 AM

Nigeria s military says it cleared Boko Haram from the northeastern state of Yobe while also claiming victory over the militants in the strategic town of Bama in neighboring Borno state

A photograph made available on 11 March 2015 shows Nigerian soldiers on patrol in Chibok, Borno State, North East Nigeria 08 March 2015. Stringer/EPA

Boko Haram hits Maiduguri again as Nigeria dismisses ISIS link

Mar 11, 2015 - 9:54 AM

The latest attack comes after the government in Abuja described the militants pledge of allegiance to ISIS as a sign of weakness

BLACK FLAG. A Boko Haram flag flutters from an abandoned command post in Gamboru deserted after Chadian troops chased them from the border town. Photo by Stephanie Yas/AFP

Niger, Chad attack Boko Haram after ISIS pledge of allegiance

Mar 08, 2015 - 9:10 PM

UPDATED The attacks which follow a sustained build up of troops in southern Niger opens up a new front in regional efforts to wipe out the Islamist group whose 6 year insurgency has spread across borders

BLACK FLAG. A Boko Haram flag flutters from an abandoned command post in Gamboru deserted after Chadian troops chased them from the border town. Photo by Stephanie Yas/AFP

Nigerian military claims success vs Boko Haram

Feb 19, 2015 - 1:34 AM

UPDATED Meanwhile Nigeria s elections chief rules out any further postponement to upcoming presidential and parliamentary polls

Suicide attacks kill 38 as Boko Haram threatens Nigeria vote

Feb 18, 2015 - 9:37 AM

The latest wave of attacks blamed on the rebels underscore the challenge facing Nigeria and its neighbors – Cameroon Chad and Niger – despite claims of successes in the joint operation launched this month

A man walk pass posters of the main opposition presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari on a roadside in Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria, 17 February 2015. Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA

Cameroon army kills 86 Boko Haram militants

Feb 17, 2015 - 11:22 AM

Five Cameroonian soldiers were also killed during the clashes in the Waza region near the border with Nigeria

BOKO HARAM. In this screen grab image taken on February 9, 2015 from a video made available by Islamist group Boko Haram, leader Abubakar Shekau (C) makes a statement at an undisclosed location. Boko Haram/AFP

Central African parliament meets to decide president's fate

Jan 10, 2014 - 2:08 PM

The Central African Republic underwent chaos after Djotodia s Seleka coalition ended Francois Bozize s 10 year rule last year

PEACE WORK. Chadian President Idriss Deby (R) shakes hands with his counterpart from Central Africa Michel Djotodia during the special summit of the 10-nation Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) in Ndjamena on January 9, 2014. Brahim Adji/AFP Photo

Regional leaders to meet on future of Central Africa president

Jan 09, 2014 - 8:41 AM

The aim is to ensure the deplorable situation in the country does not spiral out of the control of the international community

ESCAPING THE VIOLENCE. A displaced woman holds her child near Mpoko airport where 100,000 people have taken shelter in Bangui on January 8, 2014. Eric Feferberg/AFP