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May 24, 2018

Nigeria
Nigeria-Boko-Haram-Attacks-Maiduguri Boko Haram Faction Reportedly Collecting "Taxes" in Northeast Nigeria

The al-Barnawi faction has reportedly sought to win the people of the Lake Chad basin over by creating an economy—which can then be taxed—by providing certain incentives and financial and material support.

March 3, 2017

Nigeria
Podcast People wash clothes in a dry riverbed in Maroua, Cameroon The Lake Chad Crisis

In this episode of the Africa in Transition Podcast series John Campbell is joined by the International Crisis Group’s Nnamdi Obasi, Hans De Marie Heungoup, and EJ Hogendoorn. The group discusses the…

April 28, 2017

Nigeria
Lake Chad Oslo final International Inaction and Famine in the Lake Chad Basin

Peter Lundberg, United Nations (UN) Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator for Nigeria, stated on April 25 that the aid organizations working in northeast Nigeria will run out of cash by June if pledges mad…

April 4, 2018

Nigeria
Nigeria-Boko-Haram-ISWAP-Dapchi-Girls-Return Competing Ideologies at Play in Boko Haram’s Return of Dapchi Girls

Emerging evidence suggests that the faction released the girls only in exchange for a temporary cease-fire so they could bring the 105 girls safely back to their village.

March 26, 2018

Nigeria
Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: March 17 - March 23 Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: March 17 - March 23

This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger between March 17 and March 23.

March 22, 2018

Nigeria
Nigeria-Dapchi-Girls-Kidnap-Boko-Haram Controversy Surrounds Release of Most Dapchi Girls in Nigeria

Amnesty International released a report of the February kidnapping, concluding that the Nigerian security forces again ignored advanced warnings of an impending Boko Haram kidnapping operation up to four hours before the attack.

February 26, 2018

Nigeria
Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from February 10 to February 16, 2018. This update also represents violence related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. These incidents will be included in the Nigeria Security Tracker. Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: February 17 - February 23

This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger between February 17 to February 23, 2018.

February 2, 2018

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Somalia-al-Shabaab-Africa-militant-terrorist Mapping Islamist Terrorist Incidents in Africa for 2017

The decline in total fatalities owes much to the decline in fatalities caused by Boko Haram, which nevertheless remains the most deadly terrorist operation in sub-Saharan Africa, and shows the groups continuing resiliency despite numerous protestations to the contrary by the Nigerian military.

January 19, 2018

Olympics
Lighting the Olympic Torch The Economics of Hosting the Olympic Games

The costs of hosting the Olympics have skyrocketed, while the economic benefits are far from clear. This has led to fewer states interested in playing host and a search for options to lighten the bur…

October 18, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
global-polio-eradication-initiatives-response-to-polio-outbreak-in-the-lake-chad-basin Global Polio Eradication Initiative’s Response to Polio outbreak in the Lake Chad Basin

The public reappearance of polio in northeast Nigeria is a disappointment. Nigeria had been thought to be free of polio for two years. The recent cases of paralysis caused by polio are likely the res…