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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A bullet hole in the window of a hotel in Mogadishu: the worst is not over. (Photo/Stuart Price/UN).

US Kills 60 Al-Shabaab In Deadliest Attacks On The Somali Militants, But The Cycle Of Violence Continues

Al-Shabaab has lost large swathes of territory to the Somali army this year, bolstered by US and African Union peacekeeping troops, AMISOM.


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Armed guards in Mali. (Photo/Philip Kleinfeld/IRIN).

Mali’s Spoilers: Fighting Among Armed Groups Intensifies, Leaving Hundreds Dead, Thousands Displaced

Islamist militants, once confined to the north, have slowly expanded their presence in the region since 2015, inflaming tensions.


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Obama and family. (Photo/Pete Souza).

During Mugabe’s 37 Years Rule, Here Are 10 Things That Happened In The World

During Mugabes ruled the European Union was created and Britain voted to exit it. America elected its first black president, and from Ghana Azonto fever took over the world.