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Reports: 170 people killed by Nigerian airstrike on refugee camp

As many as 170 people were killed by an accidental military airstrike on a refugee camp in north-east Nigeria, aid organization Doctors without Borders (MSF) said Friday.

Troops amass near Gambia border to pressure president to step down

Senegalese troops amassed at the border with Gambia as the clock ticked down on Gambian President Yahya Jammeh's time in office and with the inauguration of his successor due Thursday.

Nigeria "accidentally bombed" civilians in north-east, president says

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said his military "accidentally bombed" civilians in the country's north-east on Tuesday after an aid organization said 52 people were killed in a Nigerian...

MSF: Nigerian airstrike on refugee camp leaves 52 dead, 120 wounded

At least 52 people were killed and 120 wounded after a Nigerian military airstrike on a refugee camp in the country's north-east, aid organization Doctors without Borders (MSF) said Tuesday.

Six people killed during attack on university in northern Nigeria

Six people are dead Monday after an attack that included a mosque bombing on a university campus in north-eastern Nigeria, police said.

Thirteen killed in Boko Haram attack, Nigerian army says

Fighting between the Nigerian army and the radical Islamist group Boko Haram has claimed the lives of 10 militants and three soldiers, the army said Saturday.

Nigeria parliament authorizes asylum offer to Gambia’s Jammeh

Nigeria’s parliament Thursday authorized President Muhammadu Buhari to offer political asylum to Gambia’s outgoing president Yahya Jammeh if he agrees to step down.

Another Chibok schoolgirl rescued by army in Nigeria

Soldiers have rescued another one of more than 200 Nigerian girls kidnapped by the radical Islamist group Boko Haram from a school in Chibok in 2014, the army said Thursday.

Nigeria gets rid of 50,000 government 'ghost workers'

The Nigerian government has removed the names of 50,000 ghost workers from its pay roll, saving as much as 200 billion naira (637 million dollars), a presidential spokesman told dpa Wednesday.

Nigeria president says Boko Haram "crushed," ousted from last enclave

Nigeria's president said Saturday that Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram had been crushed and ousted from its last enclave in Sambisa forest in the north-east of the country.

German defence minister stranded in Nigeria after military aid trip

German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen was in Nigeria on Sunday to pledge 4.2 million euros (4.4 million dollars) in military aid aimed at stemming migration from Africa into to Europe,...

Germany contributes 4.2 million euros to fight terrorism in Nigeria

German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen on Sunday pledged 4.2 million euros (4.4 million dollars) to support the fight against terrorism in Nigeria, where Boko Haram has killed thousands of...

At least 200 feared dead in Nigeria church collapse, says hospital

At least 200 people are feared dead after a church building collapse in Nigeria's southern state of Akwa Ibom at the weekend, said a local hospital director on Sunday.

56 reported killed in twin suicide blasts in Nigeria

Some 56 people were killed Friday in north-eastern Nigeria when two female suicide bombers detonated explosives at a crowded market during rush hour, a senior local official said.

Report: Nigerian security forces killed 150 peaceful protesters

Security forces killed at least 150 peaceful protesters in south-eastern Nigeria over a year-long period from August 2015, Amnesty International said Thursday.