Boko Haram is a militant Islamist movement active in northeastern Nigeria. The group also has footholds in Chad, Niger and Cameroon; one stated ideological goal is to introduce Sharia law across its territory.
Since Boko Haram's founding by Mohammed Yusuf in the early 2000s, thousands of people have been killed in the terror group's attacks on schools, security forces, government agencies and churches. Hundreds of thousands of Nigerians have been displaced. The group has also seized significant chunks of territory around their home state of Borno. DW's latest content on Boko Haram is collated below.
This week, we'll talk about hunger - over 800 million people worldwide are going hungry every day. Hunger is fueled by war and conflict, among other things. Where there's fighting, people can't work their fields or go to the market. Attacks in Somalia and Nigeria by terror groups al-Shabab and Boko Haram, respectively, have driven people off their lands.
Terror group Boko Haram has been raging in northeastern Nigeria for the past seven years. And although the Nigerian military has had some success in pushing back Boko Haram, the fight against terrorism is far from over. And people don't feel safe even in liberated areas. Farmers often can't go to their fields, because they fear being killed. Adrian Kriesch reports from Borno state.
In his first speech since returning from a long medical absence in the UK, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari vowed to step up the fight against terror group Boko Haram. Buhari did not address the cause of his illness.
Suicide bombers have attacked a refugee camp and a market near Maiduguri, killing at least 20 people and injuring dozens more. The city has been the epicenter of the conflict between government forces and Boko Haram.
Authorities are attempting to counter the Boko Haram insurgency by offering an allowance to parents who send their children to school. It comes amid reports some familes are 'donating' their daughters to the insurgency.
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