2020 Could be Niger’s Year of Reckoning
The country is home to one of the largest deployments of U.S. military personnel in Africa and is a linchpin of regional stability—but the coming year could throw all that into turmoil.
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.
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.
Dead Man’s Market and the Boy Gangs of Niger
Impoverished young men have menaced the city of Zinder with rapes and murders. Now Boko Haram wants to turn their ultra-violence into a weapon of war.
Boko Haram Has Forced 1 Million Children Out of School
Boko Haram militants have forced 1 million children out of school.
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.
U.S. to Boost Military Aid to Nigeria for Boko Haram Fight
Washington wants to help Nigeria’s new president battle one of Africa’s deadliest terrorist groups, but don’t expect a fleet of surveillance drones to be part of the mix.