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Ben E. King passes away at the age of 76

Music legend, Ben E. King has passed away at age 76. He is most known for the song "Stand By Me." His music has captivated listeners for generations.

Nigerian kids' drawings capture Boko Haram terror

Massaguet - Bloody faces, headless bodies, burned houses -- these are some of the stark and haunting images drawn by children who have fled deadly Boko Haram violence in neighbouring Nigeria for the relative safety of a refugee camp in western Chad.

After Boko Haram raid, fear and ashes in Chadian village

- Almost two months after Boko Haram raided and pillaged her village in Chad, mother of seven Zara Isenik still lives in constant terror.At the slightest strange noise, she says, she "runs to hide in the bush".

Boko Haram kills nine Chadian soldiers in ambush: army

Ndjame - Nine Chadian soldiers were killed and 16 wounded after being ambushed by Boko Haram fighters in northeastern Nigeria, the Chadian army said Thursday.

100 bodies in Nigeria 'mass grave' in town taken from Boko Haram

Ndjame - Around 100 bodies were found Friday in a mass grave on the edge of a town in northeast Nigeria after it was freed from Boko Haram Islamists, a Chadian army spokesman told AFP.

Op-Ed: France takes European lead in fight against Boko Haram

Paris - France’s current regional deployments and long history with West Africa makes it the European nation best enabled to help its African allies in their fight against Boko Haram.

Regional troops retake Nigerian town from Boko Haram

Ndjame - Troops from Chad and Niger have retaken the northeastern Nigerian town of Damasak from Boko Haram as part of a regional offensive to combat the militants who have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group.

Boko Haram takes fight into Chad

Ndjame - Nigeria's Boko Haram rebels carried out their first attack inside neighbouring Chad, targeting a village on the shores of Lake Chad as part of a widening insurgency that has sucked in four countries.

Boko Haram takes on Chadian forces in NE Nigeria town

Ndjame - Boko Haram on Wednesday launched a pre-dawn raid in Gamboru, northeastern Nigeria, looking to overwhelm Chadian troops who had pushed them out of the border town.

Chadian jets bomb Nigerian town in anti-Boko Haram raid

Ndjame - Chadian aircraft on Saturday bombed the Nigerian town of Gamboru in a raid targeting extremist group Boko Haram, security sources said, as regional efforts to combat the Islamists intensified.

3 Chad soldiers, 123 Boko Haram militants killed in Cameroon

Ndjame - Three soldiers and 123 Boko Haram militants were killed when the Islamist group attacked a Chadian army contingent in northern Cameroon, the Chadian military said.

Thousands see off Chadian troops to fight Boko Haram

Ndjame - Tens of thousands of people joined a march in N'Djamena on Saturday in support of Chadian troops heading to Nigeria and Cameroon to fight the Islamist group Boko Haram.

Chad army vehicles head for Cameroon to fight Boko Haram

Ndjame - Dozens of Chadian tanks headed out of the capital Friday south towards Cameroon to help fight Nigeria's dreaded Boko Haram insurgents.

Op-Ed: America should intervene to save Boko Haram's female bombers

African citizens face a new wave of terrorist bombings perpetrated by women. No simple solution will fix this problem but there is one alternative which not everyone will like.

Nigeria's president optimistic about finding missing kids

Abuja - Nigeria should be able to recover more than 200 schoolgirls abducted from their school by Islamic militants last month, President Goodluck Jonathan said Sunday as a new offer of help arrived from Israel.

Scores of civilians killed as Nigerian militants massacre village

Abuja - Islamic militants massacred scores of civilians Wednesday in a village used by Nigerian soldiers searching for hundreds of kidnapped schoolgirls.

Militias out of control in Sudan's Darfur: fearful residents

Ab - Beware of the men with the hard faces. Look at them the wrong way and you might end up dead, residents of the besieged capital of Sudan's North Darfur state say.

Chad says UN accusations over C. Africa killings 'defamatory'

N'djamena - Chad on Saturday dismissed as "defamatory and tendentious" UN accusations that its troops carried out an unprovoked attack when they opened fire in a crowded market in the Central African Republic's capital, killing at least 30 people.

C.African parliament meets to decide president's fate

N'djamena - The Banguis president awaited a verdict on his future Friday as regional leaders and his entire parliament gathered in Chad in a bid to end sectarian violence ripping his country apart.

Central African Republic residents flee inter-religious violence

Bangui - Thousands of residents of conflict-ravaged Central African Republic (CAR) attempted to flee inter-religious violence over the weekend, as the death toll from a month of fighting between Christian militias and Muslim separatist rebels passed 1,000.
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