Conflict Between Nigerian Farmers And Herdsmen Provoked By Climate Change

Nigeria is currently experiencing ongoing conflict between indigenous, subsistence farmers and nomadic herdsmen, who are mainly of the Fulani ethnic group.  Amnesty International reported 168 deaths in January 2018 as a result of clashes between farmers and herdsmen in several Nigerian states; Adamawa, Benue, Taraba, Ondo and Kaduna.  Farmers say herders […]

Boko Haram Suspects Released By Nigerian Court

Recent trials carried out in central Niger state have led to the release of 475 people suspected of affiliation with Islamist organization Boko Haram. The trials form part of Nigeria’s biggest legal investigation of the terrorist organization, and a lack of sufficient evidence has been cited as the dominant reason behind releases. […]


116 children currently residing in the Vine Heritage Home have been saved from infanticide, but many more have not been. The murder of infants, particularly twins, has been a long-term issue in Nigeria that is shrouded in secrecy. Hidden behind the spotlight of the eight-year-old Boko Haram conflict which took […]

13 Girls Still Missing After Boko Haram Attack On Northern Nigerian School

On Tuesday February 19, the Boko Haram Islamist Group struck a school  in the town of Dapchi, located in northern Nigeria. The attack resonated strongly in the community because it was perpetrated by the same group that terrorized the town of Chibok in 2014, when militants dressed in military fatigues […]

The Non Respect Of International And National Laws By African Nations: The Case Of Cameroon, Nigeria, DR Congo, And Kenya

Respect for the rule of law has been very difficult in contemporary times with nations and countries frequently coming into conflict with human rights defenders and rights organizations which are frequently challenging these governments. In recent times, some African countries have taken the lead in their lack of respect for […]

Immense Suffering Endured By Children Living In Conflict Zones In 2017

In December, Unicef published a report highlighting the immense suffering that children living in conflict zones endured in 2017. Despite the existence of international laws and treaties, such as the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Geneva Convention, Unicef reports that child suffering as a […]