- Returning home is a mixed blessing for victims of Boko Haram Updated: Apr-23-16 2:47 am
YOLA, Nigeria - "Bring Back Our Girls," say the placards in the park and the tweets read around the world. But for thousands of girls and women who've escaped Boko Haram's clutches, the message they've sometimes encountered at homecomings has been "Stay Away."
- UN envoy: America won't give up trying to find Chibok girls Updated: Apr-21-16 3:28 pm
ABUJA, Nigeria - The United States will never give up trying to bring the Chibok girls home, U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power said Thursday as she met with protesters who have been holding vigil each day in Nigeria's capital.
- US warns of links between Islamic State, Boko Haram Updated: Apr-20-16 2:32 pm
N'DJAMENA, Chad - At "Ground Zero" in Africa's counterterrorism fight, senior U.S. officials warned of deepening links between the Islamic State and Boko Haram and prodded Chad's ruling strongman to introduce reforms for the sake of long-term stability.
- UN ambassador's motorcade hits, kills boy Updated: Apr-18-16 3:23 pm
MAROUA, Cameroon - U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power's trip to Cameroon's front lines in the war against Boko Haram started horrifically Monday as an armored jeep in her motorcade struck and killed a young boy who darted into the road.
- US cites global governance crisis for declining human rights Updated: Apr-13-16 3:49 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is blaming a global crisis in governance as well as atrocities committed by non-state actors for a decline in human rights standards around the world.
- UN official: More help needed for Africa's Sahel region Updated: Apr-12-16 6:27 pm
UNITED NATIONS - A senior U.N. official on Tuesday said the ongoing poverty and horror resulting from attacks by the extremist Boko Haram group in Africa's Lake Chad basin are at their worst and called for increased relief funding for its 3 million people and broader international engagement in the region.
- Child bombers used by Boko Haram increases 10-fold: UNICEF Updated: Apr-12-16 11:18 am
KANO, Nigeria - The number of child bombers used by the Islamic extremists of Boko Haram has increased from four to 44 in a year with devastating consequences in communities that now see children as threats, UNICEF said Tuesday.
- Nigerian military opens camp to rehabilitate Boko Haram Updated: Apr-06-16 5:39 am
KANO, Nigeria - Nigeria's military has opened a camp to rehabilitate Boko Haram fighters who have surrendered and are repentant, according to a statement Wednesday that urged other fighters to abandon the Islamic insurgency that has claimed 20,000 lives in six years.
- Leader of breakaway Boko Haram faction arrested in Nigeria Updated: Apr-04-16 12:24 pm
ABUJA, Nigeria - Nigerian security agents have arrested the leader of breakaway Boko Haram faction Ansaru, the Ministry of Defense said.