Africa

Chad, Cameroon terror attacks target refugees

Coordinated suicide attacks left over 40 dead in villages in western Chad and northern Cameroon that host thousands of Nigerian refugees who have fled Boko Haram violence.

Africa

Boko Haram kills hundreds in Cameroon: report

A report by Amnesty International details atrocities committed by Boko Haram in northern Cameroon, resulting in the killing of at least 400 civilians over the past months.

Africa

More Boko Haram terror in Cameroon, Nigeria

Boko Haram, now calling itself Islamic State West Africa, carried out a wave of deadly suicide bombings as a multilateral military alliance prepares to take the field against the jihadists.

Africa

Chad to fight Boko Haram in Cameroon

Advance units of a thousands-strong Chadian intervention force arrived in Cameroon to fight Boko Haram rebels. A critical oil pipeline passes through the war-torn border.

Africa

Boko Haram massacres 2,000: Amnesty

Up to 2,000 are feared dead in an ongoing massacre after Boko Haram seized Baga, a town on Nigeria's border with Chad in Borno state. The town was reportedly "razed to the ground."

Africa

Boko Haram seizes five Nigerian towns

Boko Haram is quickly seizing more territory in Nigeria's northeast and now threatens the Borno state capital, Maiduguri, sending thousands fleeing into Cameroon and Niger.

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Boko Haram steps up Cameroon raids

Escalating attacks by Boko Haram militants from across the Nigerian border have led to curfews, fear and privation in Cameroon's remote and impoverished Far North Region.

Africa

Cameroon takes steps against Boko Haram

Authorities in Cameroon have beefed up border controls in the Far North region to guard against infiltration by Boko Haram as civilians flee the growing war in Nigeria.