Nigeria’s Election Is Shattering Political Taboos
The issue of restructuring the country’s delicate federal system has long been off limits. Both candidates have now put it front and center, ensuring that reforms are on the way.
Cameroon Used to Welcome Refugees. Now It Forcibly Expels Them.
Nigerians fleeing violence at home are being kicked out of northern Cameroon and being sent back to areas terrorized by Boko Haram.
Shadowy U.S. Drone War in Africa Set to Expand
Deployment of armed drones in Niger coincides with a new U.S. plan to withdraw some troops.
America Should Beware a Chadian Military Scorned
Stung by its inclusion on the Trump administration’s travel ban, Chad is already making life harder for U.S. troops in Africa.
Niger Ambush Highlights Growing U.S. Military Involvement in Africa
As American drone bases sprout up across the continent, special operations forces push out.
Get Ready for Another Famine-Fueled Migrant Crisis – In Nigeria
The world’s seventh most populous country is about to run out of food, as aid agencies face cuts.
Boko Haram Has Forced 117 Children to Act As Suicide Bombers
A new UNICEF report details how the terrorist group relies on children to do its dirty work.
The Jihadi Too Violent for ISIS
Abubakar Shekau’s bloodthirst helped make him the leader of Boko Haram — until the Islamic State decided to drop him for a friendlier face.
Nigerian Army Chief Faces Death Threats from Boko Haram, But Says He Already Beat Them
In an exclusive interview on the outskirts of Washington, D.C., Nigeria's military chief defended his military's human rights record.
It Takes a Village to Kill a Child
The death of a 1-year-old Nigerian toddler had many authors — Boko Haram’s viciousness, his own government’s negligence, and starvation’s relentlessness.
Islamic State Announces New Leader of Boko Haram, Who Vows War Against Christians
Boko Haram might have a new leader, and he wants to target Christians.
Boko Haram’s Buyer’s Remorse
Could the deadliest jihadi group on Earth be about to scrap its alliance with the Islamic State in favor of al Qaeda?
Turkey: U.S. Troops Should Wear ISIS and Boko Haram Flags on Their Uniforms
Turkey's foreign minister slammed American troops' decision to wear YPG insignia, saying they should wear the Islamic State next.
Boko Haram’s Terrorist Behind the Curtain
Meet the man who transformed an obscure proselytizing group into the deadliest terrorist organization on earth.
Headed to Meet Displaced People, Samantha Power’s Convoy Strikes and Kills Cameroonian Child
The American ambassador to the United Nations was traveling in a convoy that struck and killed a child in Cameroon on Monday.
The ‘Wives’ of Boko Haram
Taken from their homes by Boko Haram fighters, these Nigerian women were held captive for months — some even longer. They escaped. But going home is another matter.
Nigerian President Blames Phone Company for Boko Haram Attacks
Nigeria asked phone giant MTN to shut down unregistered SIM cards. They failed to respond in time.
Dead Man’s Market and the Boy Gangs of Niger
Impoverished young men have menaced the city of Zinder with rapes and murders. Now Boko Haram wants to turn their ultra-violence into a weapon of war.
Boko Haram Has Forced 1 Million Children Out of School
Boko Haram militants have forced 1 million children out of school.
Boko Haram Is Wounded and Dangerous
The terrorist group’s dream of an Islamic caliphate is over. But even on the defensive, the group is as deadly as ever.