Biafra unrest is the most popular current secessionist call in Nigeria. (Photo/Antony/Flickr).

‘Operation Python Dance’ – 50 Years Later Nigeria’s Iron Fist Against Separatists Is Getting It Nowhere

Several pro-Biafrans have been arrested and the military has been accused of brutality, arbitrary killings and torture. Over 150 were killed on last years Biafran Remembrance Day.


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DARFUR: 4 April was International Day of Mine Awareness. In Darfur, as a consequence of conflict, unexploded ordnances - which include land mines, shells and grenades - are a serious risk for civilians, especially children. (Photo/ UNAMID/ Albert Gonzalez Farran)

At A Time Of Chemical Attacks: Explosive Violence And The Most Dangerous Places To Be A Civilian In Africa

Syria isn’t the only place where use of chemical weapons has been reported – Sudan was suspected of using them in Darfur last year. Recent data shows explosive violence has been escalating in Somalia, but dropping in Nigeria


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The toll that various militia exact on civilian lives in Africa is highly under-appreciated. (Photo/AK Rockefeller/Flickr).

Nigeria’s ‘Neglected’ Conflict; Plus How One American Life Is ‘Equal’ To 80,000 African Lives

Along with Boko Haram and other armed groups, sectarian violence is responsible for over 16,500 civilian deaths in Nigeria over the past five years. That’s 50% more than the recent Ebola epidemic