Keyword: Boko Haram

Boko Haram 'still a threat' warns Hollande on Nigeria visit

The French president held talks on the Islamist terrorist group with his Nigerian counterpart ahead of a meeting of regional leaders to discuss the conflict.

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Hollande says release of kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls is imminent

The French president joined with Nigerian government claims that the 200 girls kidnapped by Islamist group were to be released very soon.

Nigeria abducted girls: France's summit on Boko Haram threat

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and other West African leaders will attend the talks in Paris to discuss threat from Islamist group.

France offers to send agents to Nigeria for kidnapped girls

Paris joins United States and Britain in offering to help rescue more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

Cameroon gunmen free French priest Georges Vandenbeusch

French president Francois Hollande announces the release of priest who was kidnapped in November in Cameroon, near Nigerian border.

Boko Haram 'holding kidnapped French priest'

Banned Nigerian Islamist group claims it was they who kidnapped Georges Vandenbeusch from his home near Koza in northern Cameroon.

French priest kidnapped in Cameroon

Georges Vandenbeusch, who was seized at Koza about 30km from the Nigerian border, had chosen to remain in the area despite the risks.

French Cameroon hostages 'released after 3M-dollar payment to Islamists'

Islamist militant group Boko Haram was paid more than $3m before releasing a French family of seven, according to a Nigerian government report.

Video of French hostages held by Nigeria’s extremists Boko Haram

Recording shows man whose four children were kidnapped with him and other family members in Cameroon saying: 'We lose strength every day'.

France refuses negotiations with 'Boko Haram' hostage-takers

French family of seven kidnapped in Cameroon last week appeared in video posted online by captors demanding imprisoned Islamists be freed.