Keyword: Boko Haram
The French president joined with Nigerian government claims that the 200 girls kidnapped by Islamist group were to be released very soon.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and other West African leaders will attend the talks in Paris to discuss threat from Islamist group.
Paris joins United States and Britain in offering to help rescue more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist militant group Boko Haram.
French president Francois Hollande announces the release of priest who was kidnapped in November in Cameroon, near Nigerian border.
Banned Nigerian Islamist group claims it was they who kidnapped Georges Vandenbeusch from his home near Koza in northern Cameroon.
Georges Vandenbeusch, who was seized at Koza about 30km from the Nigerian border, had chosen to remain in the area despite the risks.
Islamist militant group Boko Haram was paid more than $3m before releasing a French family of seven, according to a Nigerian government report.
Recording shows man whose four children were kidnapped with him and other family members in Cameroon saying: 'We lose strength every day'.
French family of seven kidnapped in Cameroon last week appeared in video posted online by captors demanding imprisoned Islamists be freed.