Nigeria is on the verge of passing a law to criminalise rampant mob lynching. Other countries have tried to do this and failed.
Boko Haram has killed more than 20,000 people since 2009 as part of its attempt to create an Islamic state in the Lake Chad basin.
The United Nations this week released a report showing how ISIS in northern Somalia has grown to around 200 fighters from just a few dozen last year.
Inefficient policing in Nigeria has forced many communities to rely on vigilante groups for security. Despite using force and violence, many groups even have support from authorities
The idea that terror groups like Boko Haram fund their activities through ivory poaching in Africa is a compelling narrative. But it’s undermining wildlife conservation and human rights.
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A Nigerian cabinet minister has claimed President Buhari sought only one term when he came to power in 2015.
The frequency of attacks in northeastern Nigeria has increased in the last few months, killing at least 172 people since June 1 before Friday’s attack
Since Buhari travelled to London for medical treatment on May 7th, campaign groups have stepped up calls for a separate state known as Biafra.
Buhari’s extended absence for an undisclosed ailment, his second this year, left many in Nigeria questioning whether he was well enough to run the country.
They look at us with eyes that say ‘I know you are an African, you are poor, you were once slaves and now you have come here for salvation from poverty’.
Gunmen killed 11 people and wounded 18 in a Nigerian church on Sunday in an attack motivated by a feud between members of the local community, officials said.
A Boko Haram faction with ties to ISIS and responsible for the kidnapping of a Nigerian oil prospecting team which led to at least 37 people being killed has become a deadly force capable of carrying out highly-organised attacks.
The past three years have seen a nearly 600% increase in the number of potential sex trafficking victims arriving in Italy by sea.
The attack came days after suspected members of Boko Haram kidnapped an oil prospecting team. Three kidnapped people appeared in a video seen by Reuters.
The conflict between Nigeria’s armed forces and Boko Haram has created a man-made famine in the country, and experts stipulate that it will only get worse.
Nigeria’s failure to protect its citizens from Boko Haram has given rise to vigilante groups who have started taking matters into their own hands.
By simply pledging humanitarian assistance and ignoring the conflict at the root of unfolding the food crisis, the US and UK aren’t really making a difference.
Liu was jailed in 2009 for “inciting subversion of state power” after he helped write a petition calling for sweeping political reforms in China.
Africa’s most populous country has some ten million children of school age who do not attend, government figures state. Primary school enrolment is at 54%.
While no group has claimed responsibility for the blasts that killed nine and wounded 13, the modus operandi is quite similar to that of Boko Haram.
More than 2.7 million have been displaced in Boko Haram’s attempt to create a caliphate, a majority of whom are still unreachable for government help.
They attacked the city of Maiduguri late at night with anti-aircraft guns.
It had earlier called for the shutdown of all Exxon Mobil Corp facilities in the Niger Delta, which affected output, delaying loadings by weeks.
Last year, around $15 billion was stolen from the public purse under the previous Nigerian government through fraudulent arms procurement deals.
Fifty-four people went on trial in Nigeria on alleged charges that they were celebrating a gay wedding, which is outlawed in the country.
By committing ourselves to understanding how interventions work on the ground, we have the opportunity to save the millions who die unnecessarily each and every year.
Boko Haram, which is loyal to ISIS, has kidnapped hundreds of men, women and children as it tries to carve out an Islamist caliphate.
The director-general of FAO launched a new appeal for voluntary contributions that are vital if lives are to be saved and the current situation of famine tackled.
The government approved a house-to-house search in northern Nigeria to identify those afflicted with meningitis for vaccination and treatment
Nigeria’s topmost government servant, as well as the nation’s spy master, were suspended by President Buhari over alleged corruption charges.
Children who escape Boko Haram are often held in custody by authorities or ostracised by their communities and families.
The permanent secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Olushola Enikanolaiye, sought action from the Indian government during his meeting with B.N. Reddy in Abuja.
Nearly 3.3 million people in Yemen – including 2.1 million children – are acutely malnourished, the UN says. They include 460,000 children under age of five with the worst form of malnutrition, who risk dying of pneumonia or diarrhoea.
West African health systems were weak before the IMF got involved. Sadly, the policy reforms demanded by the IMF in exchange for loans have undermined governments’ ability to repair these problems.
Wars in Yemen, northeastern Nigeria and South Sudan have devastated households and driven up prices, while a drought in East Africa has ruined the agricultural economy.
Hundreds of Banjul residents assembled outside state house to celebrate after West African regional military force took control of the presidential palace, the symbolic seat of ex-ruler’s authoritarian regime.
Boko Haram fighters attacked Rann, a town in northeastern Nigeria two days after the air force accidentally killed dozens of people there.
The Gambian election dispute is not the first that ECOWAS has confronted. Côte d’Ivoire’s 2010 presidential election is a case in point. There it resorted to military action to enforce the outcome.
Sunday marks 1000 days since Boko Haram abducted the girls; but those have been freed are not completely free.