The AU has announced a cessation of its 22,000 strong peacekeeping mission currently operating in Somalia by the end of 2017. The decision was accelerated in August by a 20 per cent financial cut in sponsorship from the European Union, which forced the Ugandan government, AMISOM’s largest military contingent to initiate a unilateral withdrawal […]PublishedSeptember 26th, 2016 Author Legacy
Abubakar Shekau, a leading Boko Haram figure, has appeared in a video saying he is in “good health” and denying claims by the Nigerian army that he was fatally wounded in an airstrike last month. It is not clear when the video was recorded, but the references to the airstrike and the fact that […]PublishedSeptember 26th, 2016 Author Legacy
The once tense relations between President Keita of Mali, and leader of the opposition Soumalia Cissé have been tempered in recent weeks, as both parties have agreed to work together to find a solution to the country’s rapidly escalating internal conflict. The two met on September 9th to begin the first of a series […]PublishedSeptember 12th, 2016 Author Legacy
President Muhammadu Buhari has confirmed that his administration is talking to Niger Delta militants, via oil companies and law-enforcement agencies, to find a lasting solution to the insecurity in the region. Buhari said the government was studying the instruments of the 2009 amnesty programme inherited from the previous administration, with a view to carrying out […]PublishedJuly 29th, 2016 Author Legacy
Human Rights Record in Question 12th – 18th July: Cameroon is reopening its border with Nigeria in the Far North Region, as it considers the threat from Boko Haram is subsiding sufficiently for both countries to resume commercial activities. A spike in suicide attacks over the past year has led to a crackdown by the government […]PublishedJuly 18th, 2016 Author Legacy
Boko Haram has released a video threatening to attack a dozen media houses, for what they consider a misrepresentation of the group’s activity, biased pro-government views and an offensive stance against Islam. The 18-minute long video, released on 8 July, threatens local outlets such as Punch, Daily Sun, Vanguard and The Guardian, but also French RFI […]PublishedJuly 11th, 2016 Author Legacy
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