Boko Haram

 
At least 50 killed in Nigeria mosque suicide bombing
At least 50 killed in Nigeria mosque suicide bombing
A suicide bomber killed dozens of people and injured scores more outside a mosque in the Nigerian town of Mubi during Tuesday's morning prayers....
Vigilantism is flourishing in Nigeria— with official support
Vigilantism is flourishing in Nigeria— with official support
Concerns about safety and security are substantial in Nigeria. Here,
Cameroon has lashed out at international thinktank over warning on anglophones
Cameroon has lashed out at international thinktank over warning on anglophones
Cameroon on Wednesday blasted the International Crisis Group (ICG) as an "agency of destabilisation" after the thinktank warned an armed insurgency...
Protests in Anglophone Cameroon turn deadly
Protests in Anglophone Cameroon turn deadly
Soldiers have shot and killed at least seven people and wounded others in Cameroon's English-speaking regions during protests by activists calling...
Anti-terror law silences Cameroon
Anti-terror law silences Cameroon
Over the past few years, large sections of the Cameroonian media have criticised President Paul Biya and his increasingly beleaguered administration. The long-serving president — 35 years and counting — is under fire for failing to contain the threat from Boko Haram in...
Cameroon’s controversial anti-terror law used to muzzle critical press
Cameroon’s controversial anti-terror law used to muzzle critical press
Over the last couple of years, large sections of Cameroonian media have not been kind to President Paul Biya, or his increasingly beleaguered...
Call for Boko Haram peace talks masks ethnic tensions
Call for Boko Haram peace talks masks ethnic tensions
A group of community elders in northeast Nigeria where Boko Haram has waged a bloody eight-year insurgency are urging the Islamists to enter peace...
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...

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