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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Women walk past a car bombed by Boko Haram: (Photo/Ashley Gilbertson/VII Photo).

New Term, Old Problems For Nigeria’s Buhari: Boko Haram Advances And Violence All Around

Despite Buhari’s 2015 claim that Boko Haram was “technically defeated”, jihadists continue gaining ground across Lake Chad and West Africa, where the humanitarian fallout is, if anything, worsening.


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Nigerian soldiers assigned: will they ever beat Boko Haram? (Photo/Michael Larson/Flickr).

Attacks By Boko Haram Militants And Its Allies In Nigeria Spike, As Thousands Flee

The government has previously claimed that Boko Haram was “technically defeated”. In reality the insurgency has fragmented but continues.


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Victoria Falls on the Zambezi River, forming the boundary between Zambia and Zimbabwe. (Photo/ Ninara)

Ah, Those Sneaky Borders: Climate Change Shapes Africa In Unlikely Ways

Rivers and lakes make up many of Africa’s borders, which were drawn up by colonial powers in the late 19th century. Now, climate change is complicating matters, as rivers change course, and lakes recede – or surge.