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Boko Haram fighters pledge to Islamic State in video, worrying observers

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A group of fighters from Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram pledged allegiance to rivals the Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP) weeks after the...

Boko Haram cleric confirms Shekau’s death, urges fighters’ loyalty

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A senior cleric with Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram confirmed the death of its leader and urged fighters to stay loyal in its fight...

Abubakar Shekau led transformation of Nigeria’s Boko Haram

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The militant group Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP) said in an audio recording heard by Reuters on Sunday that Abubakar Shekau, leader of...

ISWAP militant group says Nigeria’s Boko Haram leader is dead

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The Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP) militant group said in an audio recording heard by Reuters on Sunday that Abubakar Shekau, leader of...

Boko Haram militants kill eight in southeastern Niger, says defence ministry

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Insurgents from the Islamist group Boko Haram killed four soldiers and four civilians in an attack on Niger's southeastern desert town of Diffa, the...

Nigeria’s military investigates reports of Boko Haram leader’s death

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Nigeria’s military is investigating reports that the leader of militant Islamist group Boko Haram may have been killed or seriously injured following clashes with...

Boko Haram’s growing arms stockpile: A great concern for Lake Chad...

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In the early 2010s, when Boko Haram started its hit and run attacks on military bases and personnel, it was hard to imagine that...

Improvised Explosive Devices are becoming a growing threat in Africa

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Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) are increasingly widespread in Africa, with al Shabaab and Boko Haram largely responsible for most new IEDs being planted. IEDs refer...

ISS: Women at the heart of Boko Haram and katiba Macina

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Whether voluntary or forced, women play a central role in the operations of violent extremist groups. Women play complex and nuanced roles in violent extremism...

ISS: Why effective handling of Boko Haram deserters matters

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The fact that thousands have left the group is an advantage, but only if they are properly reintegrated. In the highly volatile Lake Chad Basin...

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Misleading SANDF post removed after defenceWeb intervention

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One imagines at least a handful of the more than seven thousand followers of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) LinkedIn social media account...