A rally in support of the victims of Boko Haram violence: The good guys are not winning. (Photo/Gerry Lauzon/Flickr).

Nigeria And Its Neighbours Are Losing The Plot To Islamic State

By filling gaps in governance and service delivery, the terror group has cultivated a level of support among local civilians that Boko Haram never enjoyed and has turned neglected communities into a source of economic support.


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A UNPOL officer of the forensic team investigates the crime scene in Minima Maoude in Mali last month. (Photo/Marco Dormino/MINUSMA/Flickr).

Bloody Attack In Mali. Violence Has Soared By As Much as 7,028% Across Parts Of The Sahel

Ongoing violence is rooted in intercommunal tensions and spurred on by rising extremism in the Sahel. Jihadists have recruited heavily among Fulani herders in recent months.


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At age one, Fatima was subjected to FGM in her village in Afar Region of Ethiopia. (Photo/ Kate Holt/UNICEF).

FGM In Africa Sees ‘Huge And Significant’ Decline, With Dramatic Fall From 71% To 8% In East Africa Over 20 Years

The number of women predicted to be face genital mutilation in the world each year could rise to 4.6 million by 2030.


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Photo/Africa Research Institute.

African Debt Pain Deepens, Creeping Up To Levels Not Seen In 10 Years

Eight countries including several in crisis such as Chad, Sudan, and South Sudan are in debt distress and a further 18 are at high risk.


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Child malnutrition in Africa is a striking story about inequality. (Photo/Megan Trace/Flickr)

Inequality And Child Hunger: Angola, Rwanda, Ethiopia Make Progress, But Full Stomachs Still Belong To The Richer

Stunting rates range between 10% in prosperous areas of southern Nigeria to over 50% in parts of the north.