Cameroon: 187 ex-Boko Haram fighters surrender arms

Some 187 Cameroonian former members of the Nigerian jihadist group Boko Haram voluntarily return to their country from Nigeria. They were taken to the base of the Multinational Joint Task Force, set up by Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger.

Nigeria: Abubakar concludes final rally ahead of election

Nigerian opposition leader Atiku Abubakar concludes his presidential campaign in his home state two days before the elections. The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) leader said he was not there to campaign on the day because he has already been chosen by the people.

Cameroon: thousands of Nigerian refugees flee Boko Haram attacks

Thousands of Nigerian citizens have been forced to flee their homes as radical Islamist group Boko Haram wreak havoc in the northeast of Nigeria. Many have crossed the border, into Cameroon. Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari is seeking re-election on Saturday 16th February. He came to power in 2015 on a promise to defeat Boko Haram.

‘Beer wars’: brewers compete to sate Nigerians’ thirst

Nigeria is currently a largely untapped market for brewers. But with a population expected to grow to 410 million by 2050, many international brewing companies are eyeing up the vast potential of the Nigerian market.

Nine farmers killed in Boko Haram attack in Nigeria

Boko Haram members have killed nine farmers and abducted 12 others in a village in the northeastern Nigerian state of Borno, the cradle of the jihadist movement.

Boko Haram kill 12 farmers in Nigeria: militia

Boko Haram jihadists hacked 12 farmers to death as they worked on their fields in the volatile northeastern Nigerian state of Borno, civilian militia told AFP.

Angela Merkel meets Nigerian President in Abuja

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is in Nigeria’s federal capital, Abuja, where she is welcomed by President Muhammadu Buhari. IMAGES

Boko Haram jihadists kill four farmers in NE Nigeria

Four farmers were killed by Boko Haram jihadists outside a key northeast Nigerian city, according to a militia leader and survivor. Residents in the area call for increased security.