Boko Haram

 
Chibok girls release is good news, just when Buhari needs it most
Chibok girls release is good news, just when Buhari needs it most
On Sunday, an unwell Muhammadu Buhari roused himself from his sickbed to make a rare public appearance. The Nigerian President has been in...
​Climate change brings failed states and violent conflict
​Climate change brings failed states and violent conflict
The Tabqa Dam in northern Syria brings green and life to an area that would otherwise be a desert. Its water supplies about five million people and...
Boko Haram leaves cruel legacy of trauma and starvation
Boko Haram leaves cruel legacy of trauma and starvation
Bulus Apollos is sitting in the small courtyard of a compound in Gomari Gana, an area with dusty streets in Maiduguri, Nigeria. His hands, gnarled...
Boko Haram: 'Deradicalisation' is the only hope for the stolen when they're 'free'
Boko Haram: 'Deradicalisation' is the only hope for the stolen when they're 'free'
It was after the 10pm curfew on a mid-February Thursday evening in Maiduguri, capital of Nigeria's northeastern Borno state and birthplace of the...
'I was married to a Boko Haram': What happens when a victim returns to her village?
'I was married to a Boko Haram': What happens when a victim returns to her village?
Amina married her husband when she was 11. He was a foot soldier in Boko Haram, the jihadist group whose seven-year campaign of abduction, sexual...
Nigerian army says Shekau has a 'mental issue' after the Boko Haram leader resurfaces
Nigerian army says Shekau has a 'mental issue' after the Boko Haram leader resurfaces
The Nigerian army has reacted to a recent video released by Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau, stating that the commander clearly has a "mental...
Tens of thousands of children may starve to death in Boko Haram-affected areas
Tens of thousands of children may starve to death in Boko Haram-affected areas
About 500 000 children in West Africa are likely to suffer from severe malnutrition this year as Nigeria’s Boko Haram...
Attacks have fallen, but Boko Haram’s new leader could signal a strategic shift
Attacks have fallen, but Boko Haram’s new leader could signal a strategic shift
TERRORISMDeep fissures have emerged in Boko Haram after Abu Musab al-Barnawi was appointed as the new leader of the group, replacing...
We need to act urgently about the health disaster in Nigeria’s Borno state
We need to act urgently about the health disaster in Nigeria’s Borno state
The health situation in Borno State in northeast Nigeria is critical. At least 500 000 people who are either displaced or cut off in enclaves...
[Video]ADVERTORIAL: We need to act on the health disaster in Nigeria’s Borno State
[Video]ADVERTORIAL: We need to act on the health disaster in Nigeria’s Borno State
The extent of the crisis is only now becoming apparent. Hundreds of thousands have been cut off from assistance, some for as long as two years.
Cash crunch affects match-making programme and mass weddings in Kano, Nigeria
Cash crunch affects match-making programme and mass weddings in Kano, Nigeria
Low global oil prices have hurt Nigeria’s economy, taking it to the brink of recession. But the resulting cash crunch has also had a more...

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