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Members of the Cameroonian Gendarmerie patrol in the Omar Bongo Square of Cameroon's majority Anglophone Southwest province capital Buea on Oct. 3, 2018.

Cameroon’s Government Is Deceiving the West While Diverting Foreign Aid

Paul Biya’s regime is ignoring the battle against Boko Haram and the Islamic State and using foreign counterterrorism assistance to fund its brutal repression of citizens with legitimate grievances.

A displaced Syrian woman

Guilt by Location

Around the world, security forces use forced displacement as a means of sorting populations. To fix the global displacement crisis, it’s critical to understand how and why they do it.

Soldiers from the Mozambican army patrol Mocimboa da Praia, Mozambique, on March 7, 2018, following October’s two-day attack by suspected Islamists.

Mozambique’s Insurgency Is a Regional Problem

Rising extremist violence in the country’s oil-rich north threatens stability in southern Africa—and requires a coordinated response.

French President Emmanuel Macron welcomes Chadian President Idriss Déby Itno at the Élysée presidential palace in Paris on Nov. 12, 2019.

As the World Is Distracted, Boko Haram Terrorists Strike a Key Western Ally

The battle against jihadi terrorism in Africa takes one of its deadliest turns yet, with consequences far beyond the region.

Children gather for a ceremony to mark their release from the ranks of the Civilian Joint Task Force, a vigilante group, in Maiduguri, Nigeria, on May 10.

Nigeria’s Child Veterans Are Still Living a Nightmare

The war against Boko Haram saw kids drafted by both sides. Now they need assistance and a post-conflict future.

Nigerian President  Muhammadu Buhari (left) and Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar (right) shake hands during a meeting in Abuja on Feb. 13. (Sodiq Adelakun/AFP/Getty Images)

Nigeria’s Election Is Shattering Political Taboos

The issue of restructuring the country’s delicate federal system has long been off limits. Both candidates have now put it front and center, ensuring that reforms are on the way.

A woman carries a pot of water on her head in Rann in north-east of Nigeria close to the Cameroonian border on July 29, 2017.

Cameroon Used to Welcome Refugees. Now It Forcibly Expels Them.

Nigerians fleeing violence at home are being kicked out of northern Cameroon and being sent back to areas terrorized by Boko Haram.

A French soldier involved in the regional anti-insurgent Operation Barkhane stands guard next to a Reaper drone at the French military air base in Niamey, Niger, on March 14, 2016. (Pascal Guyot/AFP/Getty Images)

Shadowy U.S. Drone War in Africa Set to Expand

Deployment of armed drones in Niger coincides with a new U.S. plan to withdraw some troops.

Chadian soldiers patrol in the Nigerian border town of Gamboru on Feb. 4, 2015. (Stephane Yas/AFP/Getty Images)

America Should Beware a Chadian Military Scorned

Stung by its inclusion on the Trump administration’s travel ban, Chad is already making life harder for U.S. troops in Africa.

U.S. Air Force's 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron operating in Africa. U.S. Army photo.

Niger Ambush Highlights Growing U.S. Military Involvement in Africa

As American drone bases sprout up across the continent, special operations forces push out.

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.

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.

BORNO, NIGERIA - MARCH 29: Nigerian soldiers are seen after an operation against Boko Haram terrorists at a terrorist camp in Borno, Nigeria on March 29, 2016. (Photo by Stringer/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Nigerian Army Chief Faces Death Threats from Boko Haram, But Says He Already Beat Them

In an exclusive interview on the outskirts of Washington, D.C., Nigeria's military chief defended his military's human rights record.

Halima Aboubacar, 25, cradles Aboubacar outside their hut in the informal IDP camp, Muna on the outskirts of Maiduguri, Nigeria. Suffering from the effects of severe malnourishment and dehydration, Aboubacar's joints have become locked.

It Takes a Village to Kill a Child

The death of a 1-year-old Nigerian toddler had many authors — Boko Haram’s viciousness, his own government’s negligence, and starvation’s relentlessness.

Soldiers of the Chadian army guard on January 21, 2015, at the border between Nigeria and Cameroon, some 40 km from Maltam, as part of a military contingent against the armed Islamist group Boko Haram. Chad, seen as having the most capable military in the region, sent on January 17-18, 2015 a convoy of troops and 400 military vehicles into neighbouring Cameroon to battle Boko Haram. AFP PHOTO / ALI KAYA        (Photo credit should read ALI KAYA/AFP/Getty Images)

Boko Haram’s Buyer’s Remorse

Could the deadliest jihadi group on Earth be about to scrap its alliance with the Islamic State in favor of al Qaeda?

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Turkey: U.S. Troops Should Wear ISIS and Boko Haram Flags on Their Uniforms

Turkey's foreign minister slammed American troops' decision to wear YPG insignia, saying they should wear the Islamic State next.

A poster displayed along the road shows photograph of Imam Abubakar Shekau, leader of the militant Islamist group Boko Haram, declared wanted by the Nigerian military with $320,471 reward for information that could lead to his capture in northeastern Nigeria town of Maiduguri May 1, 2013. Abubakar Shekau, leader of Islamist sect that has killed about 4,000 people since 2009 when it began its campaign of terror is Nigeria's most wanted man, who has been designated a terrorist by the US government. President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the constitution of a Presidential Committee to constructively engage key members of Boko Haram and define a comprehensive and workable framework for resolving the crisis of insecurity in the country. AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI        (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

Boko Haram’s Terrorist Behind the Curtain

Meet the man who transformed an obscure proselytizing group into the deadliest terrorist organization on earth.

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 03:  United States Ambassador to the United Nations (U.N.) Samantha Power holds a press conference on September 3, 2014 in New York City. Power answered questions on foreign extremist Islamist fighters joining ISIS in Syria and Iraq and the most recent Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, amongst other topics.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Headed to Meet Displaced People, Samantha Power’s Convoy Strikes and Kills Cameroonian Child

The American ambassador to the United Nations was traveling in a convoy that struck and killed a child in Cameroon on Monday.