Boko Haram

In the Tracks of Boko Haram in Cameroon
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Politics and Society In the Tracks of Boko Haram in Cameroon

Two years ago, the Cameroonian government declared war on Boko Haram. Despite some progress, the group’s violent impact is still seen and felt deeply in the remote north of the country. In March 2016, International Crisis Group Analyst Hans De Marie Heungoup travelled for four weeks into Cameroon’s Far North Region. This is the story of his journey.

Nigeria: Internal stability remains under threat from Boko Haram, Global Peace Index says
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Politics and Society Nigeria: Internal stability remains under threat from Boko Haram, Global Peace Index says

Nigeria’s internal stability remains under threat from Boko Haram and other internal conflicts, the Global peace index reveals. Boko Haram, which became the deadliest terrorist organisation in the world in 2014, has been wreaking havoc in Nigeria and other parts of region. The latest attacks in Bosso, Niger and Nigeria have shown that terrorism remains Nigeria and the region’s most enduring problem

Could a long-term solution to Boko Haram come from the World Bank?
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Politics and Society Could a long-term solution to Boko Haram come from the World Bank?

When it comes to the fight against Boko Haram, Nigeria’s new president Muhammadu Buhari has been busy. He has finally got the Multinational Joint Task Force up and running, which combines troops from Benin, Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria into one regional force: a necessary weapon against what has always been a regional rather than national problem

THINK AGAIN: Chad rides to the rescue in Nigeria, but which Chad?
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Politics and Society THINK AGAIN: Chad rides to the rescue in Nigeria, but which Chad?

With 400 military vehicles already rolling, it’s worth considering what kind of impact Chad’s intervention is likely to make in the fight against Boko Haram in north-east Nigeria. Fortunately, we have two very recent examples of how Chadian soldiers operate as peacekeepers; unfortunately, they tell two very different stories