Nineteen people have now been confirmed dead after four female suicide bombers detonated their explosives in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria, police said.
African powers launched a new multinational military force to tackle Islamist militants in the Sahel on Sunday.
UN refugee agency is alarmed by a fresh incident of forced returns of refugees from Cameroon into northeast Nigeria.
Nine people have been killed in a string of suicide attacks in Maiduguri, a city in Nigeria’s restive northeast where Boko Haram Islamists began a deadly insurgency in 2009, police said.
Chad’s president, Idriss Deby, an important Western ally in the fight against Islamist militants.
Nigeria’s army is investigating alleged misconduct by soldiers providing security at a camp for people who fled an Islamist insurgency, says a military spokesman.
President Jacob Zuma says African Union member states are engaging to combat terrorism in parts of the continent.
The Nigerian army is embroiled in yet another human rights predicament after allegations that officers stripped naked scores of women protesting for the independence of a volatile region.
Over 480 asylum seekers and refugees have been rescued in the Mediterranean as the attempted crossing from North Africa, with seven bodies also recovered.
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari headed to London on Sunday for what his office said was a “follow-up medical consultation” with his doctors.