Child Soldier Recruitment In The Middle East And North Africa Is On The Rise

The use of child soldiers by governments in the Middle East and North Africa has doubled over recent years. South Sudan, in particular, has seen a sharp increase in child soldier recruitment due to the conflict in its capital, Juba. As of this year, 650 children have been recruited against […]

Supreme Court To Hear Case For Third Travel Ban

The Supreme Court of the United States has agreed to hear arguments from both sides for the third and latest installment of President Donald Trump’s travel ban. The ban, first signed in September 2017 after the second version expired, bans individuals from eight countries from entering the United States and […]

The Rising Threat Of ISIS-Affiliated Groups In Africa And The Impact On Civilians

On 24 November 2017, a suspected ISIS-linked attack is believed to be the worst terror attack on Egyptian soil. The Friday bomb and armed assault attack at an important Sufi mosque in Northern Sinai resulted in at least 235 people senselessly losing their lives and hundreds more injured. This attack, for […]

Educational Constraints Of The Boko Haram Conflict In Nigeria Resignation Of Over 70 Lecturers

The Boko Haram conflict, which was formally unleashed in 2009, has caused thousands of deaths and has hit educational establishments, especially in North-Eastern Nigeria, some parts of Northern Cameroon, Chad, and Niger where the group is active. The BBC  revealed that, between 2009 and the present day, at least 70 […]

The New Approach To Counterinsurgency By The Sahel 5 Countries: What Does It Mean For Regional Peacebuilding?

On 2nd July, a long awaited transnational agreement was announced by the G5 Sahel nations. Backed by French President Emmanuel Macron, the leaders of Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger announced plans to deploy a multinational military force to combat the increasing insecurities in the Sahel caused by extremist […]

France And West African Nations Launch Force To Combat Militant Groups

On July 2nd, France alongside five African states, Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger, launched a multinational coalition to fight armed groups and violent extremists in the Sahel region. The meeting between France and the five African nations, formally known as the G5 Sahel Force, took place in the […]