Nigeria: Aid workers warn 2 million displaced at risk of COVID-19

Aid workers say close to two million displaced people in camps in northeast Nigeria are at risk of contracting the new coronavirus infection. They have all been made homeless by 10 years of war with Boko Haram. Charity organisations say poor nutrition, lack of proper sanitation and overcrowding are common problems in the camps. Al … Read more Nigeria: Aid workers warn 2 million displaced at risk of COVID-19

Chad president pays tribute to soldiers killed in Boko Haram attack

Chad’s president has paid tribute to 92 soldiers killed by Boko Haram fighters. President Idriss Deby visited the scene of the latest in a series of attacks by the armed group in the Lake Chad region that covers parts of Chad, Nigeria, Niger and Cameroon. Al Jazeera’s Laura Burdon-Manley reports. – Subscribe to our channel: … Read more Chad president pays tribute to soldiers killed in Boko Haram attack

Secretary of State Pompeo: US is assessing Senegal’s security

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addressed Senegal’s security concerns on a visit to the country. Violence on the continent by armed groups such as the ISIL (ISIS) group in the Greater Sahara and Boko Haram has doubled, with 4,000 deaths last year, according to the United Nations. Pompeo said that he would work with … Read more Secretary of State Pompeo: US is assessing Senegal’s security

Attackers kill, abduct dozens in northeast Nigeria

Attackers set cars alight in northeastern Nigeria, killing 30 people and abducting women and children. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack. But it happened near Maiduguri in Borno state, and government soldiers had previously driven the armed group Boko Haram out from the city. Most of the dead were asleep in their … Read more Attackers kill, abduct dozens in northeast Nigeria

Parents of Chibok girls find out if their daughters are among 82 girls freed

In tonight’s edition: Nigeria releases the names of the 82 Chibok girls released by Boko Haram; President Buhari goes back to London for health checkups; and villagers in a sleepy town in Mozambique fear their hopes for growth and change are being extinguished. In Nigeria, the names of the 82 Chibok school girls freed by … Read more Parents of Chibok girls find out if their daughters are among 82 girls freed