WASHINGTON, U.S.--The recent appointment of a former al-Shabab deputy Mukhtar Robow (aka Abut Mansur) as the Minister of Endowment and Religion in Somalia’s new cabinet has generated considerable debate about what Robow’s appointment means for the war on terror in Somalia as well as for potential reconciliation efforts.
How Continuous Voluntary Surrendering Of Boko Haram Fighters Impacts On Agricultural Activities In Borno
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria--Boko Haram insurgents activities have consistently impacted on socio economic and political activities of Borno state for over a decade with attendant killings of hundreds of thousands of people both young and old, male and female apart from the wanton destruction of public and private property worth billions of naira.
NEW YORK,U.S.--The health authorities of the African nation declared a new outbreak of Ebola after a case was confirmed in Mbandaka, a city in the north-western Equateur Province, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Saturday.
ABUJA, Nigeria--The Senate, on Wednesday, urged the Federal Government to introduce pollution tax on those involved in economic sabotage by engaging in illegal refining of crude products in oil producing areas of the country.
ABUJA, Nigeria--Illicit drugs imported from India and Ghana have been intercepted by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) over the last one week.
WASHINGTON, U.S.--Last week was a difficult one for the U.S. military mission in Africa’s Sahel. For the better part of 20 years, the United States has employed a plethora of counterterrorism and security cooperation programs, providing a steady flow of funds, weapons, equipment and American advisers, even deploying commandos on low-profile combat missions to thwart the rise of militant Islamist groups in West Africa.
WASHINGTON, U.S.--On January 23-24, a coup in Burkina Faso overthrew President Roch Kabore. This is the fourth coup in Africa’s Sahel region in less than eighteen months, counting the August 2020 coup in Mali, the April 2021 coup in Chad, and Mali’s “coup within a coup” last May.
GENEVA, Switzerland--A grim jihadist conflict has ground on for more than a decade in Nigeria’s remote northeast, killing at least 35,000 people, making millions more homeless, and triggering one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises.
WASHINGTON, U.S.--The Ethiopian war has taken another dramatic turn. The government of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been saved, for now, by a massive drone campaign, courtesy of Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.
Germany Supports, 164,643 Doses of Covid-19 Vaccines to Nigeria, says nobody is safe until everybody is safe
ABUJA,Nigeria--Germany has donated a total of 5,164,643 doses of COVID- 19 vaccines to Nigeria over the past seven weeks.
LAGOS, Nigeria--The United Nations International Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has disclosed plans to reach 35,000 children with its newly introduced Progressing Action on Resilient System for Nutrition through Innovation and Partnership (PARSNIP) programme in Gombe.
BEIJING, China--Ahead of the upcoming Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in Senegal, China on Friday released its first white paper on China-Africa cooperation, documenting the successes of China-Africa cooperation in the new era and offering a perspective on future cooperation between the two sides.
LAGOS, Nigeria--UNICEF today (Tuesday) revealed that over the past five years, the West and Central Africa region have consistently had some of the highest numbers of unverified grave violations against children in armed conflict.
NEW YORK, U.S.--Children in the Central African Republic (CAR) have suffered a spike in grave violations since the end of 2020, according to a new UN report on the situation in the country, issued on Monday.