BBC News

Monday, November 14, 2016 - 07:21
A number of Nigerian Shia Muslims on a religious procession have been shot during clashes with police in the northern city of Kano, reports say. The group behind the procession, the Iran-backed Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), has a history of tension with the security forces.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 07:06
Police in the north-eastern Nigerian state of Borno say they have deployed 100 female officers to camps for those who have fled Boko Haram's insurgency. The female officers will ensure the protection of women, said state police commissioner Damian Chukwu.
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 06:46
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has sacked the commander of the UN force in South Sudan after a report said it had failed to protect civilians in July.
Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 07:13
Ethiopia has withdrawn troops from Somalia, where they had been battling Islamist militants. It blames a lack of international support for the move, following the EU's recent cut in its funding for foreign troops in Somalia. Ethiopia is a major contributor of soldiers to the Amisom, the African Union mission in the country
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 07:34
Colombia's second largest rebel group, the National Liberation Army (ELN), has accused the Colombian government of "torpedoing" peace talks between the two sides due to start on Thursday.
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 07:17
Colombia's ex-president Alvaro Uribe, who led the successful campaign to reject a peace accord with Farc rebels, says he may now be open to talks.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 08:08
The Colombian army launches an attack 10 days before the beginning of peace talks between the government and the Marxist rebels. There is no indication that either side will declare a ceasefire until considerable progress has been made.
Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 06:33
Twenty-one of the schoolgirls kidnapped in 2014 by Boko Haram in Chibok, Nigeria, have been freed as "the outcome of negotiations between the administration and Islamist militants".
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 06:23
Ethiopian troops fighting militant Islamist group al-Shabab have withdrawn from a key military base in central Somalia's Hiran region, residents say.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 06:28
Niger has begun using drones with the assistance of the French military to combat the threat of Islamic extremism and various other security issues.