Olayiwola Opeyemi Ademola

About Olayiwola Opeyemi Ademola

Ademola has a Bachelor degree in Political Science from University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He is currently a masters student of Governance and Regional Integration at Pan African University (African Union Commission University). Ademola has strong passion for peace studies and security in Africa.

Persistence of Xenophobic Attacks Against Nigerians In South Africa

The Government of Nigeria has expressed concern over the continued killing of Nigerians in xenophobic attacks in South Africa. This is as findings revealed that one Nigerian is killed weekly as a result of xenophobic attacks in the country. Xenophobia is a hate crime where logic goes beyond the often […]

Counter-Militancy Operations On The Mali-Niger Border

Twelve Tuareg have been killed in clashes on the Mali-Niger border. Sixteen gunmen appeared on motorbikes outside the town of Andéramboukane and opened fire on civilians on Thursday, April 26th. Among the victims were young children and the elderly. An MSA patrol gave chase to the assailants, saying it had […]

The Controversial Rescue Of The Dapchi School Girls: Will Nigeria Seek For The ‘One Sheep’ Left?

The Federal Government of Nigeria has confirmed the release of 104 Dapchi school girls abducted by Boko Haram. The Dapchi schoolgirls (plus one other girl and boy) were freed by insurgents in the early hours of 21 March. Recalling that 110 school girls were originally kidnapped, 104 were released by […]

Attacks By Fulani Herdsmen Raises Fears Of Genocide In Nigeria

On January 17th, five persons were killed in attacks by herdsmen in Guma, Logo and Okpokwu local government areas of Benue State, Nigeria. This was in addition to the previous killings and mass burial of 73 persons, in which more than 60,000 people were also displaced. Governor Samuel Ortom, in […]

Cameroon And Boko Haram: The Fragility Of The North Region

Four people were killed, two others abducted in attacks that took place in the far North Region of Cameroon on Thursday, January 11. This happened in Kolofata and Ashigashaya, towns which are on the border of Nigeria, where three of the victims were slaughtered. The jihadists also burned some 60 […]

Chad Goes To The Polls: An Opportunity For Change?

President Idriss Deby of Chad has announced that the legislative elections, scheduled for 2015 but much postponed, will be held this year. The President declared this on the cusp of the New Year and encouraged politicians to show patriotism and responsibility in the run-up to the poll. A good number […]

The Escalation Of The Anglophone Crisis In Cameroon

The most recent attack in Cameroon that took place on Monday 6th November in Bamenda has led to the killing of two gendarmes-paramilitary forces. The Anglophone crisis in Cameroon continues to pose serious concern for the country, neighbouring countries and international community. The security situation, which occurs in northwestern and southwestern […]

Anti-Government Protest In Ethiopia

The anti-government protest on 26 October in central Ethiopia has left about ten people dead. This latest protest, which took place in Ambo town, also left 20 people seriously injured and destroyed some private properties, after the Ethiopian regime forces (Agazi) arrived in the city. The United States embassy in […]

Recent Truck Bombing In Somalia Is The Single Deadliest Attack In The Horn of Africa

On 14th October 2017, a truck bombing in Somalia’s capital left at least 276 people dead, with many bodies burned to ashes and relatives declaring about 70 people missing. The bomb, which exploded very close to a busy junction in central Mogadishu, was said to have targeted a crowded street […]