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TOPSHOT - A young child suffering from severe malnutrition lies on a bed in the ICU ward at the In-Patient Therapeutic Feeding Centre in the Gwangwe district of Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, northeastern Nigeria, on September 17, 2016. 
Aid agencies have long warned about the risk of food shortages in northeast Nigeria because of the conflict, which has killed at least 20,000 since 2009 and left more than 2.6 million homeless. In July, the United Nations said nearly 250,000 children under five could suffer from severe acute malnutrition this year in Borno state alone and one in five -- some 50,000 -- could die. But despite the huge numbers involved, the situation has received little attention compared with other humanitarian crises around the world -- even within Nigeria. / AFP / STEFAN HEUNIS        (Photo credit should read STEFAN HEUNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

The Global Hunger Crisis Will Not Be Tweeted

Americans are exhausted keeping up with Donald Trump’s every tweet. People in Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria, and Yemen are exhausted by violence and hunger.

Abdul Karim from Nigeria pursues a B.Sc in Information Technology from NIMS, Jaipur.

Out of India

A wave of brutal violence against visiting college students is forcing the country to examine its racism problem.

Youthes raise wooden and metal sticks as running battles broke out between protesters and soldiers in Nigeria's northern city of Kano, on April 18, 2011 after President Goodluck Jonathan headed for an election win. Protesting youths challenged soldiers deployed to the streets, who sought to push them back.  AFP PHOTO / SEYLLOU (Photo credit should read SEYLLOU DIALLO/AFP/Getty Images)

The Gentleman’s Agreement That Could Break Apart Nigeria

The stability of Africa’s most populous nation has hinged on an unwritten political rule that might be coming apart.

TOPSHOT - A woman and a young girl young child suffering from severe malnutrition sleep on a bed in the ICU ward at the In-Patient Therapeutic Feeding Centre in the Gwangwe district of Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, northeastern Nigeria, on September 17, 2016. 
Aid agencies have long warned about the risk of food shortages in northeast Nigeria because of the conflict, which has killed at least 20,000 since 2009 and left more than 2.6 million homeless. In July, the United Nations said nearly 250,000 children under five could suffer from severe acute malnutrition this year in Borno state alone and one in five -- some 50,000 -- could die. But despite the huge numbers involved, the situation has received little attention compared with other humanitarian crises around the world -- even within Nigeria. / AFP / STEFAN HEUNIS        (Photo credit should read STEFAN HEUNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Get Ready for Another Famine-Fueled Migrant Crisis – In Nigeria

The world’s seventh most populous country is about to run out of food, as aid agencies face cuts.

Girls rescued by Nigerian soldiers from Islamist militants Boko Haram at Sambisa Forest line up to collect donated clothes at the Malkohi refugee camp in Yola on May 5, 2015. They were among a group of 275 people rescued by the Nigerian military last week and arrived at the camp on May 2. The Nigerian military said it has rescued some 700 women and children in the past weeks. AFP PHOTO / EMMANUEL AREWA        (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL AREWA/AFP/Getty Images)

Boko Haram Has Forced 117 Children to Act As Suicide Bombers

A new UNICEF report details how the terrorist group relies on children to do its dirty work.

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Leaked Records Show Shell’s Complicity in Massive Oil Corruption Scandal

New leaked records undercut Shell’s vigorous denials it was involved in a sprawling Nigerian corruption scandal.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 21: President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari speaks at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum at the Plaza Hotel, September 21, 2016 in New York City. The forum is focused on trade and investment opportunities on the African continent for African heads of government and American business leaders. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Nigeria Proves a Missing President Isn’t Necessarily a Bad Thing

Muhammadu Buhari was so lethargic in office that his ongoing 44-day absence has re-energized his presidency.

LAGOS, NIGERIA - SEPTEMBER 12: Muslims perform the Eid Al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) prayer at Center mosque in Lagos, Nigeria on September 12, 2016. Muslims worldwide celebrate Eid Al-Adha, to commemorate the holy Prophet Ibrahim’s (Prophet Abraham) readiness to sacrifice his son as a sign of his obedience to God, during which they sacrifice permissible animals, generally goats, sheep, and cows. Eid-al Adha is the one of two most important holidays in the Islamic calendar, with prayers and the ritual sacrifice of animals. (Photo by Sodiq Adelakun/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Only Religion Can Defuse Nigeria’s Demographic Time Bomb

Rapid population growth isn’t an economic opportunity — it’s a looming disaster that politicians are powerless to stop.

NASIRIYAH, IRAQ - DECEMBER 18:  Specialist Dante Battle from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division secures the perimeter outside of a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle on the way to cross the Kuwaiti border as part of the last U.S. military convoy to leave Iraq on December 18, 2011 near Nasiriyah, Iraq. All U.S. troops were scheduled to have departed Iraq by December 31st, 2011. At least 4,485 U.S. military personnel died in service in Iraq. According to the Iraq Body Count, more than 100,000 Iraqi civilians have died from war-related violence. (Photo by Lucas Jackson-Pool/Getty Images)

The Crisis Manager’s Cheat Sheet for 2017

It’s time to start setting priorities for the coming year of war and conflict.

Nigerian President Mohammadu Buhari raises his fist to greet the crowd before taking oath of office at the Eagles Square in Abuja, on May 29, 2015. Buhari, 72, defeated Jonathan in March 28 elections -- the first time in Nigeria's history that an opposition candidate had beaten a sitting president. AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP / PIUS UTOMI EKPEI        (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

Fool Nigeria Once, Shame on You. Fool Nigeria Twice …

Muhammadu Buhari promised to embrace democracy as president, but turned out to be the same autocrat who failed the country 30 years ago.

Nigerian President Mohammadu Buhari, next to his wife Aisha, raises his fist to greet the crowd before taking oath of office at the Eagles Square in Abuja, on May 29, 2015. Buhari, 72, defeated Jonathan in March 28 elections -- the first time in Nigeria's history that an opposition candidate had beaten a sitting president. AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI        (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

After Nigerian First Lady Criticizes Her Husband, He Says She Belongs to His Kitchen

President Buhari's wife took to the media to express her disappointment in her husband.

LAGOS, Feb. 18-- Photo taken on Feb. 16, 2016 show the camp of Boko Haram terrorists in Gulumba area of northeast Borno State, Nigeria.  Nigerian troops discovered and destroyed Boko Haram terrorists camp on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2016, The troops also rescued 195 persons held as hostages and quite a number of Boko Haram terrorists were killed.  (Xinhua/Pool/Olawale Salau via Getty Images)

The Jihadi Too Violent for ISIS

Abubakar Shekau’s bloodthirst helped make him the leader of Boko Haram — until the Islamic State decided to drop him for a friendlier face.

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