Eye on Africa

Nigeria: Army denies reports of missing soldiers after Boko Haram attacks

Hundreds of Nigerian soldiers are reportedly missing after clashing with Boko Haram militants over the weekend. The military denies local claims that troops have been unaccounted for after armed extremists ambushed their military convoy near Bama in Borno state on Friday. In Kenya, former US president Barack Obama visited his father’s home town to open a youth centre. And football fans across Africa react to France’s World Cup win. The team has 15 players of African origin.