Boko Haram means "western education is forbidden." But some of the Chibok girls who managed to escape the extremist group are getting that forbidden education.
Nigeria's military has secured the release of hundreds of women and girls captured by Boko Haram. Many of those rescued are pregnant.
After months of taking a light approach toward the militants of Boko Haram, the Nigerian military has been on the offensive in recent weeks and seems to be winning. But that doesn't mean the Islamist group is disappearing any time soon.
April 14 will mark one year since Boko Haram abducted 276 girls from Chibok, in northeastern Nigeria. Now some Nigerians hope their president-elect might be in a better position to take on the extremist threat.
For the first time in Nigerian history, an incumbent president lost during democratic election. But the real history was made when Goodluck Jonathan conceded to his rival, ensuring that the country will enjoy its first peaceful transition of power and possibly new hope in the fight against Boko Haram
Amidst threats from Boko Haram, thousands of Nigerians will cast their votes for president on Saturday in what is widely seen as the country's closest presidential race since the end of military rule in 1999. But that doesn't mean voters have great choices.
The Nigerian Islamic extremist group Boko Haram pledged allegiance to the ISIS movement on Saturday. At the same time, a regional coalition of powers is intervening to help Nigeria. The US is taking a back-seat, but is intensifying military training programs and some other forms of assistance.
What really happened in Baga, Nigeria, while the world was watching Charlie Hebdo? One reporter talked with survivors and realized that as the conflict spreads, dealing with the militant group will be an issue for the entire region.
See how political cartoonists across Africa are drawing their frustration with the lack of worldwide outrage and support and marches for the victims of Boko Haram.
Nigeria's military has denied reports that a recent Boko Haram attack near the town of Baga took some two thousand lives earlier this month. But satellite images released by Amnesty International offer proof of a wide swath of destruction.
Over the last few days alone, militant group Boko Haram has launched suicide bomb attacks using children and reportedly killed hundreds in the town of Baga. The violence has many Nigerians demanding the same solidarity that world leaders offered France after the Charlie Hebdo attack.