Boko Haram

A solider with a gun stands on an armored vehicle.

There is ‘a grave hole in the international response’ to violence in Cameroon, IRC says

Conflict & Justice

Cameroon is facing multiple armed insurgencies that have killed and displaced thousands. David Miliband, chief executive of the International Red Cross, says he saw “utter devastation” during a recent trip there.

Ladi, Glory and Mary, three of the escaped Chibok girls, stroll through the gardens of the American University of Nigeria, in Yola, Nigeria. They've received scholarships to go to school at AUN.

Some of the Chibok girls are getting an education and a new future

Bring back our girls red carpet

#BringBackOurGirls was a mistake

Kerawa Cameroon Boko Haram

Cameroon has been using witchcraft to fight Boko Haram

Members of the "Bring Back Our Girls" campaign celebrate news that Boko Haram extremists have released 21 young captives.

Nigeria’s #BringBackOurGirls campaign celebrates 21 returnees

Amina Ali Darsha Nkeki, a Nigerian schoolgirl rescued after over two years of captivity with Boko Haram militants, presents her child to President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja, Nigeria May 19, 2016.

Rescued Chibok girl meets with Nigerian president

Global Politics

Amina Ali Nkeki, one of the missing Chibok schoolgirls, has been found in a forest carrying her 4-month-old daughter. She is the first to be rescued since their capture two years ago and today she met with Nigeria’s president.

A local vigilante checks a vehicle at a check point in Michika town, after the Nigerian military recaptured it from Boko Haram, in Adamawa state May 10, 2015.

Getting the Chibok girls home is one thing. Knowing what to do with them once they get there is another.


Rebuilding communities torn apart by Boko Haram isn’t as easy as returning former child soldiers and forced brides back to their homes.

Red ribbons are tied around a tree trunk on the eve of the second anniversary of the abduction of the Chibok school girls in Abuja, Nigeria April 13, 2016.

Abducted. Enslaved. In and out of the news for two years. The Chibok girls are still missing.


Almost 300 girls were kidnapped in 2014 from Chibok, Nigeria, by Islamist group Boko Haram. At least a few of them appear to be alive in a video obtained by CNN, but nobody knows their whereabouts.

A satellite image of the U.S. drone base in Garoua, Cameroon.

Can the US’ new drone base in Cameroon help fight Boko Haram?


Th US is stepping up its game against Boko Haram in central Africa with drone surveillance and intelligence gathering. Airbase 301 is up and running in northern Cameroon.

Zara John, 16, holds her baby, with her mother watching in the background.

A teen rescued from Boko Haram captivity still pines for her militant husband


Militants from Boko Haram kidnapped 14-year-old Zara John and married her to a commander. Nigeria’s army rescued her, but the teen still longs to be reunited with her extremist husband.