Zannah Mustapha has helped to educate and feed hundreds of displaced Boko Haram orphans and his efforts have earned him the United Nations’ highest honour, the 2017 Nansen Refugee Award.
As Nigeria marks the third anniversary of the kidnapping of 276 students from a government girls’ school by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, Anne Mucheke reflects on what has changed for the activists – and the government that promised to rescue them.
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’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
Robert F. Smith, investment tycoon and the second richest African American has offered to sponsor the education of the girls who escaped from Boko Haram in Nigeria. Some of the girls could not go back to school because there were no funds to pay for their education
A candle-lit Chibok Girls Ambassador March will mark 500 days since Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped by Boko Haram
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
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
The government of South Africa has dismissed reports alleging that ex-members of its defence forces are heading for Nigeria to assist with controlling the Boko Haram insurgency