Missionaries and humanitarian organisations are asking for an immediate response from the international community
The Boko Haram insurgency began in Nigeria in 2009, spreading across the Lake Chad Basin.
Insurgents riding motorcycles raided three villages in Niger’s Tahoua region bordering Mali on Sunday, killing 137 civilians.
This year four countries left, and four new countries entered this list of the top fifty countries.
The "twin attacks" on two villages in Niger on the 2nd of January have caused the flight of over ten thousand inhabitants.
Bangassou, a town in the Central African Republic was captured by rebels on Sunday the 3rd of January.
One hundred people died, another twenty-five were injured, many of whom had to be hospitalised.
AQIM: “Killing the one who insults the prophet is the right of every Muslim capable of doing it.”
The ransom for the abducted missionary was one million dollars.