Boko Haram http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/21251/all en Boko Haram claims police headquarter bombings http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/nigeria/120120/nigeria-boko-haram-claims-police-headquarter-bombings-gl Islamic militants bomb northern Nigerian city, while gunmen kidnap American oil worker in the south.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/nigeria/120120/nigeria-boko-haram-claims-police-headquarter-bombings-gl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boko Haram Nigeria Fri, 20 Jan 2012 21:39:47 +0000 Heather Murdock 5688298 at http://www.globalpost.com Nigerian president visits site of deadly bomb attacks as violence continues http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/nigeria/120122/nigerian-president-visits-site-deadly-bomb-attacks-viole <p> The visit came as 10 people were killed during a botched bank robbery. Boko Haram has attacked financial institutions to fund its activities.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/nigeria/120122/nigerian-president-visits-site-deadly-bomb-attacks-viole" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boko Haram bomb attacks Goodluck Jonathan kano Nigeria suicide attacks Nigeria Sun, 22 Jan 2012 22:10:55 +0000 David Trifunov 5688411 at http://www.globalpost.com British and Italian hostages killed in a failed rescue attempt in Nigeria http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/nigeria/120308/british-and-italian-hostages-killed-failed-rescue-attemp A Briton and Italian are killed by Al Qaeda linked gunmen in Nigeria after a failed hostage rescue, the British Prime Minister announced Thursday.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/nigeria/120308/british-and-italian-hostages-killed-failed-rescue-attemp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boko Haram Nigeria Nigeria Thu, 08 Mar 2012 18:57:25 +0000 Alexander Besant 5695220 at http://www.globalpost.com Tensions between Italy and Britain over failed hostage rescue attempt http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europe/tensions-between-italy-and-britain-over-failed-hostage-rescue-att <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> British raid in Nigeria led to deaths of two hostages held for more than nine months by Boko Haram </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Michael Goldfarb </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Success has many fathers, but failure?</p> <p> Yesterday&#39;s failed attempt by British Special Forces to rescue a pair of British and Italian men held hostage by Nigeria&#39;s Islamist Boko Haram for the last nine months has led to diplomatic repercussions.</p> <p> Italian President Giorgio Napolitano has expressed genuine anger at not being informed about the raid in advance. &quot;The way the British government has behaved is quite inexplicable. To have failed to inform or consult Italy, with regard to a military action which could have such consequences,&quot; Napolitano said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europe/tensions-between-italy-and-britain-over-failed-hostage-rescue-att" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Boko Haram Britain Giorgio Napolitano Home hostages Italy Nigeria Regions United Kingdom Europe Italy Nigeria United Kingdom On Europe Europa GlobalPost Blogs Fri, 09 Mar 2012 17:32:53 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 5695423 at http://www.globalpost.com Easter car bomb attack in Nigeria kills at least 38 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/nigeria/120408/nigeria-easter-bombing-kaduna-boko-haram Witnesses said it appeared the car had tried to enter the All Nations Christian Assembly Church compound, but was turned away before it detonated nearby. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/nigeria/120408/nigeria-easter-bombing-kaduna-boko-haram" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boko Haram Conflict Zones World Religion Nigeria Sun, 08 Apr 2012 16:30:00 +0000 News Desk 5699621 at http://www.globalpost.com Dozens dead after gunmen set Nigeria's Potiskum cattle market alight http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/nigeria/120503/gunmen-set-nigeria-potiskum-cattle-market-alight <p> The market was set on fire during the attack late Wednesday, which may have been in revenge for the killing by traders of a man who had earlier tried to steal cattle.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/nigeria/120503/gunmen-set-nigeria-potiskum-cattle-market-alight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Boko Haram Nigeria Nigeria Thu, 03 May 2012 10:58:00 +0000 Luke Browne 5702969 at http://www.globalpost.com Bombing at church in Bauchi, Nigeria kills at least 15 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/nigeria/120603/nigeria-suicide-bombing-bauchi-church While it was not immediately clear who was behind the attack, churches have been targeted by radical Islamist sect Boko Haram.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/nigeria/120603/nigeria-suicide-bombing-bauchi-church" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boko Haram Conflict Zones Nigeria Sun, 03 Jun 2012 15:03:00 +0000 News Desk 5706623 at http://www.globalpost.com Three churches bombed in northern Nigeria's Kaduna state http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/nigeria/120617/three-churches-bombed-nigeria-kaduna Churches in northern Nigeria have been targeted lately by radical Islamist sect Boko Haram.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/nigeria/120617/three-churches-bombed-nigeria-kaduna" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boko Haram Nigeria Sun, 17 Jun 2012 14:11:00 +0000 News Desk 5708194 at http://www.globalpost.com Triple threat: Coordination suspected between African terrorist organizations http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/africa/triple-threat-coordination-suspected-between-african-terrorist-or NAIROBI — The top US military commander for Africa has warned that Al Qaeda affiliates are seeking to strengthen ties across the continent. General Carter Ham, commander of the US Africa Command (AFRICOM), described Nigeria's Boko Haram, Somalia's Al Shabaab and the Saharan Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Magreb as "dangerous and worrisome" but added that there were signs the groups were trying to coordinate their activities.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/africa/triple-threat-coordination-suspected-between-african-terrorist-or" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Al Qaeda Al Qaeda in Africa Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb Al Shabaab Boko Haram Nigeria Somalia terrorism Political Risk On Africa GlobalPost Blogs Tue, 26 Jun 2012 19:07:00 +0000 Tristan McConnell 5709492 at http://www.globalpost.com Nigeria: At least 26 college students killed in attack in Mubi town http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/nigeria/121002/nigeria-gunmen-kill-students-at-college-mubi It was not immediately clear whether the attack was by Boko Haram, or the result of a dispute between rival political groups at the college. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/nigeria/121002/nigeria-gunmen-kill-students-at-college-mubi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boko Haram Nigeria Tue, 02 Oct 2012 14:54:00 +0000 News Desk 5721361 at http://www.globalpost.com Nigeria: President Goodluck Jonathan declares state of emergency in northeast http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/nigeria/130515/nigeria-president-goodluck-jonathan-declares-state-emergency-boko-haram President Goodluck Jonathan warned Africa's most populous nation was at "war."<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/nigeria/130515/nigeria-president-goodluck-jonathan-declares-state-emergency-boko-haram" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boko Haram Want to Know War Nigeria Wed, 15 May 2013 14:09:00 +0000 Allison Jackson 5838251 at http://www.globalpost.com In army fight against militants, Nigerian civilians trust no one http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/nigeria/130521/africa-nigeria-boko-haram-al-qaeda-military-borno-state <p><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">ABUJA &mdash; </span>The Nigerian authorities last week announced a sweeping military offensive against fighters with the militant group Boko Haram, a homegrown organization that claims ties to Al Qaeda and had recently seized parts of northeastern Nigeria.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/nigeria/130521/africa-nigeria-boko-haram-al-qaeda-military-borno-state" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Boko Haram Conflict Zones Want to Know Nigeria Tue, 21 May 2013 16:12:00 +0000 Heather Murdock 5842957 at http://www.globalpost.com Nigerian official: ‘If the insurgents had wanted, they could have killed all of us’ http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/nigeria/131203/boko-haram-tries-destroy-nigeria-again <p>NAIROBI &mdash; In their most audacious attack yet, Islamic militants in northern Nigeria launched a pre-dawn raid on an air force base showing their continued strength and ability to strike despite a six-month-long army offensive aimed at destroying the group. Hundreds of Boko Haram fighters in pick-up trucks and at least one armored personnel carrier raided the air base in Maiduguri Monday morning and attacked army posts in other parts of the town.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/nigeria/131203/boko-haram-tries-destroy-nigeria-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Boko Haram Conflict Zones Want to Know Military Nigeria United States Wed, 04 Dec 2013 05:16:00 +0000 Tristan McConnell 6007952 at http://www.globalpost.com 5 basic questions about last weekend's Boko Haram bloodbath http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/140304/the-basic-5-questions-about-the-boko-haram-bloodbath-over-the-we <p>NAIROBI &mdash;&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 13.333333969116211px; line-height: 20px;">This past weekend in northern Nigeria was horrifyingly bloody. It began with a double car bomb attack in the city of Maiduguri on Saturday that </span><a href="http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/03/03/asia-pacific/twin-bomb-blasts-kill-90-as-boko-haram-steps-up-attacks-in-nigeria/" style="font-size: 13.333333969116211px; line-height: 20px;">killed</a><span style="font-size: 13.333333969116211px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;51 including football fans and wedding guests.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/140304/the-basic-5-questions-about-the-boko-haram-bloodbath-over-the-we" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Boko Haram Need to Know Military Politics Nigeria Wed, 05 Mar 2014 15:53:31 +0000 Tristan McConnell 6086887 at http://www.globalpost.com Everything you need to know about the kidnapping of 234 girls in Nigeria http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/nigeria/140430/everything-you-need-know-about-the-234-girls-kidnapped-nigeria-boko-haram <p><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">On April 14, 234 girls between 16 and 18 years old were&nbsp;</span>stolen<span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;from a school in Chibok, a small town in Borno state in northeastern Nigeria. They have not been rescued</span><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">. Here&rsquo;s what you need to know.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/nigeria/140430/everything-you-need-know-about-the-234-girls-kidnapped-nigeria-boko-haram" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Boko Haram Need to Know Nigeria Thu, 01 May 2014 13:28:00 +0000 Jess Zimmerman 6135342 at http://www.globalpost.com