Thousands of schools have been targeted and destroyed as part of the Syrian conflict.
Schools and students are often targeted during times of armed conflict. Abducted children can be recruited as soldiers and schools are ideal locations for military headquarters.
Al-Shabaab’s constant attacks on Somalia are among concerns Donald Trump’s advisers have about Africa.
Donald J. Trump is the new man in charge of the US, and Africa seems to have little cause for celebration. But what does the new Commander-in-Chief really think of the continent?
President Buhari meets with a woman rescued from Boko Haram.
Muhammadu Buhari rode into power on a wave of goodwill – but Nigeria's troubles just won't go away.
Boko Haram is still outpacing the Nigerian authorities.
The deadly Islamist group Boko Haram has lost ground and split into factions, but it's far from beaten.
Residents view an army poster of wanted Boko Haram suspects in Bayelsa, Nigeria.
Despite military successes against Boko Haram, Nigeria needs to face up to the unpalatable truth that military force alone will not win the deadly war, and start discussions about peace building.
Tensions between cattle herders and crop-farming communities in Nigeria have escalated in the past few months.
Escalating clashes between herders and farmers in Nigeria threaten the country's national and food security. A response based on innovation, sustainability and political will is urgently needed.
Damage from a Boko Haram bomb in Maiduguiri that claimed 51 lives.
As Nigeria goes to the polls, the fight against Boko Haram may be reaching a turning point – but in whose favour?
Nigeria waits to hear if their schoolgirls will come home safe.
Nigeria – and the world – await with bated breath credible confirmation that the government has been able to agree a lasting ceasefire deal with Boko Haram. Reports have emerged that a deal has been signed…