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.
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Countries like Niger and Chad are trying to encourage Boko Haram terrorists to leave the group with the offer of integrating them back into normal society. But what are these offers like in practice? In northwestern Chad the authorities are trying to resettle ex-Boko Haram fighters in their former village communities. That’s proving to be extremely difficult.
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.