Scores of heavily armed Boko Haram fighters on Monday attacked military and police stations in the Nigerian town of Gamboru Ngala on the Cameroon border, forcing thousands to flee, residents said.
Suicide bombers attacked two mosques in northeast Nigeria’s Yobe state late Tuesday killing at least six people and injuring several others, witnesses told the Agence France-Press blaming the Boko Haram Islamists.
Health and agriculture development are key if African countries are to overcome poverty and grow, US software billionaire Bill Gates said Thursday, as he received an honorary degree in Ethiopia.
Officials say 63 girls and women abducted by Islamic extremists two weeks ago have escaped.
When men wearing military fatigues and carrying weapons showed up in pickup trucks, villagers thought Nigerian soldiers had finally come to protect them from Boko Haram.