Is Nigeria losing the fight against Boko Haram 10 years after the terror group was formed? With reports of soldiers buried in the night in secret graves, the human security situation is precarious. The Nigerian Army is struggling to effectively deal with the terrorist group, while having to contend with conflicts involving herdsmen in parts of the country.
Like many great men, the legacy of Ghana’s independence hero is not uncontested.
Ethiopia’s Minister of Innovation and Technology claims that the country has broken the current one-day tree-planting record where over 50 million saplings were planted in India three years ago. The National Steering Committee confirmed that Ethiopia planted 353 million, 633 thousand, 660 trees in a space of 12-hours.
Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa has released a series of reports on informal settlements
Africans keep modelling their democracy against the West. Few are critical enough to speak about Africa modelling its own democracy against its own context. At a time when democracy in the West is being questioned due to the influence of companies such as Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, where does that leave Africa’s democracy?
“It was no longer about the shooting anymore but hatred towards us Somalians” says shop owner.
In the recent Nigerian election WhatsApp was used to mislead voters in increasingly sophisticated ways. But it also strengthened democracy in other areas.
Kenya’s interior ministry has ordered the deportation of 17 foreign betting firm directors as the government clamps down on betting due to negative social impact concerns. The country’s Betting Control and Licensing Board had also declined to renew licences of 19 firms in order to review their operations.
Nigeria is facing a plethora of challenges and crises but its youths are not taking action to change the status quo. Corruption, and a government making questionable moves has plunged the country deeper into crisis.