Boko Haram

Nigeria: Many Feared Dead, Kidnapped in Adamawa As Boko Haram Strikes Again

Boko Haram fight.<p>Many people were feared dead and others abducted on Tuesday in a fresh attack by Boko Haram insurgents on Pallam community in …

Nigeria

What lies underneath

When I first began the “Education is Forbidden” project in 2015, it was to document how students were experiencing the Boko Haram conflict in …

Photojournalism

Nigeria releases Boko Haram suspects after rehabilitation

<b>Nigeria's military says it has released 244 "repentant" Boko Haram suspects who have undergone rehabilitation.</b><p>The authorities say they have been de-radicalised and can re-enter society, but critics are sceptical about whether they have repented.<p>The group, which includes women and children, has been …

Nigeria

Nigeria:New Boko Haram Video Raises Concern Over Success On Insurgency

AbujaA new video released yesterday by the Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, has raised concerns over the purported success over Boko Haram …

Nigeria

Nigeria:Issues That Will Define the 2019 Presidential Race

Ahead of the 2 019 Presidential election, the political atmosphere is already tensed, with most of the gladiators getting set like cannons over …

Nigeria

Trump's Vilification Disregards Facts

- Advertisement -<p>War, namely, the use of actual force hovers in the background, while warfare, which is really all other means in relations between …

Liberal View

Boko Haram video purports to show some kidnapped Chibok girls

LAGOS (Reuters) - The militant Islamist group Boko Haram released a video on Monday which purported to show some of the girls kidnapped from the Nigerian town of Chibok nearly four years ago, saying they do not wish to return home.<p>Remaining girls who were kidnapped from the northeast Nigerian town …

Nigeria

Abducted Chibok girls say 'we won't return' : Boko Haram video

Islamist militants Boko Haram on Monday released a new video purporting to show at least 14 of the Chibok schoolgirls whose mass kidnapping nearly …

Nigeria

eNCA | Nigerian cattle herders hit back after deadly farmer clashes

President Muhammadu Buhari has been criticised for his response to the attacks, which security analysts assess could pose a bigger threat than Boko …

News (South Africa)

Africa Live: Kenyan arrested for 'sex with goats', Ethiopia 'to free 500 prisoners' - BBC News

Live Reporting<p>At least nine people have been killed in fierce fighting at an airport in Libya's capital, Tripoli, forcing the suspension of all flights.<p>Rival militias clashed at Mitiga airport which has served as the main hub for civilian flights since the international airport was partially …

Africa

ISIS affiliate claims it attacked US soldiers in Niger

An Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) affiliate has taken credit for the ambush that killed four U.S. soldiers and four Nigerien troops in …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Nigeria: My Role in Negotiation With Boko Haram, Release of Chibok Girls - Zannah Mustapha

interview<p><i>Zannah Mustapha came to fame for his personal orphanage that provides care and education for children who lost their parents from either</i> …

Nigeria

Nigerian Shi'ite leader, rumoured dead, makes first public appearance in two years

ABUJA (Reuters) - The leader of Nigeria’s Shi‘ite Muslim sect, rumoured to have died in detention, made his first public appearance in two years on Saturday, after police arrested dozens of members of the group during protests calling for his release this week.<p>Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, the leader of …

Nigeria

ISIS offshoot claims responsibility for deadly attack in Niger

DAKAR, Senegal — An Islamic State group offshoot is claiming it carried out the attack in Niger that killed four U.S. soldiers and four Nigerien …

Terrorism

Why Trump's remark about Nigerians and 'huts' is so appalling

Long before I arrived in the United States in 1997 on political asylum,I’d heard the apocryphal story of the visiting African who was asked by an American whether it was“true that Africans live on trees?”<p>The well-educated and well-spoken African responded: “Yes, it is true, and the U.S. Embassy is …

Nigeria

Boko Haram crisis: Pictures reveal the items displaced people barter with in order to survive

Cash cannot be king for the people of Bakasi camp.<p>Instead, a small bundle of firewood can be traded for some milk. An unwanted bowl of baby fish is …

Nigeria

The Department of State Services (DSS) said on Friday that the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, is alive

The Department of State Services (DSS) said on Friday that the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, is alive<p>An …

Nigeria

Nigeria - Mixed Reactions to Maiduguri Curfew

University of Maiduguri.<p><i>The governor of Nigeria's northeastern Borno state has tightened a curfew and stepped up security checks in a bid to clamp</i> …

Nigeria

Trump's Immigration Slurs Make America Less Safe

Those countries the president denigrated are vital partners against terrorism and drug trafficking.<p>President Donald Trump’s vulgar comments at an Oval Office meeting on Thursday -- which he is now somewhat denying, despite highly credible reporting from several people in the room, including a …

Opinion

Nigeria holds mass burial for 73 people killed in communal violence

MAKURDI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Seventy-three people killed since the start of the year in communal violence between semi-nomadic herdsmen and farmers were buried in Nigeria on Thursday highlighting a bloody conflict over fertile land that is taking on political significance.<p>People react as a truck …

Nigeria

A new wave of brazen attacks by herdsmen in Nigeria is sparking fears of genocide

Since the start of the year, Nigerians have been served bloody reminders that Boko Haram is no longer the country’s biggest internal security threat.<p>States in Nigeria’s middle belt have been rocked by attacks from suspected Fulani herdsmen in a new wave of violence which primarily stems from …

News

Boko Haram attacks, human trafficking threaten progress in West Africa and Sahel

The Republic of Mauritius is an island nation in the Indian Ocean, about 2,000 kilometres (1,200 km) off the southeast coast of the African …

Africa

Artist Kevin Brand reworks a child’s vision of African Guernica

Brand’s work is often concerned with those at risk in society<p>Because of its scuffed quality and the lines created by the delineation of its …

Business (South Africa)

Four dead in two Boko Haram attacks in Cameroon: sources

FILE: The attacks come after Cameroon and three other West African states launched a major offensive against the jihadist group in Borno state, in …

Nigeria

Nigeria:Nigerian Herdsmen Crisis - What's At Stake?

(Photo: This Day)Violence between Fulani herdsmen and farmers is one of Nigeria's most persistent security problems and has left thousands of people …

Nigeria

Nigeria: Benue Killers Could Be Boko Haram, Libyan Rebels - Senator

A lawmaker has said that suspected herdsmen responsible for the attacks in Benue state and other parts of the country could be defeated Boko Haram …

Nigeria

Nigeria: mass burial for farmers

File: iolence between the mainly Muslim Fulani herdsmen and Christian farmers has claimed thousands of lives across Nigeria's central states over the …

Nigeria

Kenya: NGO Wants Rollout of Sex Education Stopped, Calls it 'Un-African'

A wooden box of condoms.<p>A lobby group is urging the government to review the proposed sex education curriculum, terming it destructive and un-African.<p>…

Education

Small base, big mission: Morón Air Base enables the fight

Aircraft are parked on the flight line at Morón Air Base, Spain, Oct. 4, 2016. With a unit of only 600 personnel, Airmen at Morón make up only 25 …

Military

A dozen shades of khaki: counter-insurgency operations in the Sahel

In 2011, several African states warned about the likely consequences of an international military intervention in Libya aimed at toppling Muammar …

War