‘One Day, We Will Start a Big War’

Warlords are running roughshod over the U.N. in the Central African Republic. Now the country is rushing into elections that could accelerate the killing.


U.S. Sends Troops and Drones to Cameroon as Boko Haram Fight Intensifies

The United States' increase in military support to Cameroon comes as Boko Haram intensifies its suicide bombing campaign there.


Nigeria Scores Rare Victory Against Boko Haram

A mass surrender in a strategic fishing village indicates Buhari’s counterterrorism might have hope afterall.


Number of Children Displaced by Boko Haram Surpasses 1.4 Million

The number of children displaced by Boko Haram continues to grow despite pledges from government leaders they will stop the group.


New Nigerian President, Same Old Problems

Muhammadu Buhari talks a good game, but he’s already resurrecting the transactional, ethnic politics of his predecessors.


France to Nigeria: It’s All One Fight Against Boko Haram and the Islamic State

French President François Hollande announced Monday that the fight against the Islamic State and Boko Haram must be considered part of the same offensive.


Nigerian President Owns Five Homes, but Lives a ‘Spartan Lifestyle’

After running on an anti-corruption campaign, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari made his assets public this week.


Malala: Nations Should Spend Money on ‘Books, Not Bombs’

In an event co-hosted by Foreign Policy in Washington, Nobel Peace Prize-winner Malala Yousafzai called on governments to redirect their military spending to schools.


Outspoken Nigerian Envoy to Washington Dies Suddenly

Just days before he was slated to head home, the Nigerian ambassador to Washington died suddenly Thursday.

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