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Islamisation Comment: Full Text Of A Keynote address delivered by Obasanjo at Anglican Church Synod in Delta

Editor's note: This is the full text of the controversial keynote address delivered by former President Obasanjo at Anglican Church Synod in Delta, where raised allegations of planned 'Islamisation and Fulanisation' of Nigeria as well as Africa through Boko Haram, banditry and herdsmen attacks. “MOBILISING NIGERIA’S HUMAN AND NATURAL RESOURCES FOR

UN’s mandate to protect human rights takes another hit

Thalif Deen The UN’s longstanding mandate to promote and protect human rights worldwide –- undermined recently by right-wing nationalist governments and authoritarian regimes – has taken another hit. The Geneva-based Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) says six of the UN’s 10 treaty bodies are being forced to

Briefing Papers: 20 years of protection of civilians at the UN Security Council

Sarah Adamczyk A century ago, civilians represented approximately 10%–15% of total casualties in armed conflict. By the Second World War, this had risen to nearly 50%, and by the 1990s civilians accounted for between 80% and 85% of casualties in armed conflict, a trend that has continued, if not intensified, into

Theaters of War: Democracy and violence in contemporary Nigeria

Peter M. Lewis Summary This project discusses patterns of collective violence under democratic rule. Two decades ago, when Nigerians welcomed the transition to civilian government, the change of regime arrived with a promise of broader representation – through elections, civic voice, and adaptable federalism. Yet the country has seen an escalating trend

Shoring up stability: Addressing climate and fragility risks in the Lake Chad Region

•Report from adelphi —View Original Download PDF (11.71 MB) The people of Lake Chad are caught in a conflict trap. Violent conflict between state security forces and armed opposition groups, poor governance, endemic corruption, serious environmental mismanagement and poverty have ruined the lives of local people. Currently, an estimated 10.7 million people need humanitarian assistance,

Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: May 11 – 17, 2019

•Report from Council on Foreign Relations   John Campbell   Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from May 11 to 17, 2019. This update also represents violence related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. These incidents will be included in the

In 2019, more of Boko Haram’s violent activities occurred outside Nigeria–Report

Editor's note: Reports from the Armed Conflict Location and Events Dataset (ACLED) has indicated a shifting pattern in the Boko Haram terrorists violent activities, especially in the Lake Chad region. The findings showed that while the terrorist group is losing ground in Nigeria, it's expanding its reach and activities within

Nigeria: Facing the Challenge of the Islamic State in West Africa Province

•Editor's note: The International Crisis Group report x-rayed that three years after Boko Haram broke apart, one faction, the Islamic State in West Africa Province, is forming a proto-state in northern Nigeria. The state should press its military offensive against the jihadists but also try undercutting their appeal by improving

Special Report: Stabilizing Northeast Nigeria After Boko Haram

Summary:  The Nigerian case highlights the challenges of local-level stabilization efforts while working with a host government that lacks political commitment, capacity, and coordination. •Download: FULL TEXT Saskia Brechenmacher   INTRODUCTION In 2019, the conflict in northeastern Nigeria entered its eleventh year. Since 2009, the Boko Haram insurgency and the government’s military response have