Soldiers killed more than 100 members of the militant Islamist group and freed hundreds of hostages, a Cameroon army spokesman says. The claims are difficult to independently verify.
Incumbent Goodluck Jonathan faces off against former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari in what is being described as the closest contest in the history of the West African country.
The latest killing and kidnapping occurred just 20 miles from where the Islamist extremist group kidnapped nearly 300 schoolgirls in April.
According to reports Monday morning, armed militants with the extremist group Boko Haram have continued to abduct young girls in Nigeria.
It’s Monday, and Ebola still dominates the headlines. Here’s a roundup of some of the latest developments.
The Ebola virus, terrorist attacks and war are undermining many countries, which means “downside risks have increased” for the global economy.
Ebola continues to spread in West Africa. The latest figures from the World Health Organization cite 1,848 cases of the disease across the region, and 1,013 deaths.
The government in the West African nation of Guinea is denying reports that it has sealed its borders with neighboring Liberia and Sierra Leone in response to the Ebola outbreak.
Boko Haram, the extremist group that kidnapped hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls last April, has released a new video mocking international calls for the girls’ release.
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said Wednesday that the U.S. is using surveillance drones to try to locate more than 270 kidnapped schoolgirls in Nigeria.