Boko Haram

Boko Haram frees most of abducted Dapchi schoolgirls

Aminu Abubakar, Phil Hazlewood

The Dapchi kidnapping on February 19 brought back painful memories of a similar abduction in Chibok in April 2014, when more than 200 girls were taken


Scores of girls 'missing' after new Boko Haram school attack

Agency

Fears grew in northeast Nigeria on Wednesday about the fate of potentially scores of girls who have not been seen since a Boko Haram attack on Monday


Why the sartorial choices of Salafi clerics sparked a debate on morality in Nigeria

Moses E. Ochonu

For many young Muslims in northern Nigeria, Salafism’s prescriptions and prohibitions are suffocating


Mixed outlook for Africa in 2018

Alex Vines

The leaders for life will face challenges. Debt levels and servicing costs will plague governments. And conflict hotspots won’t cool down


Fit-again Nigerian president hits the campaign trail

Aminu Abubakar

Following months spent outside his country, President Muhammadu Buhari is getting ready to make a comeback