Author: Ademola Olayiwola

New Western Nigeria Security Network And Shifting Geographies Of Security In Nigeria: Opportunity for Change?

The current situation in Nigeria, with the Boko Haram insurgency, a resurgence of nomadic herders-rural farmers violence, rural banditry and kidnapping, has become more problematic than in previous years. Despite a host of peace and crime prevention efforts undertaken by the Federal Government, insecurity and criminal activities are ubiquitous and

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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