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Nigeria buries soldiers at night in secret cemetery

•While president says war against Islamist insurgency is won, army conceals toll in unmarked graves Joe Parkinson | Photographs by Jonathan Torgovnik At the northern edge of this city’s sprawling military base, a vast field of churned soil conceals the hidden toll of a deadly offensive by the allies of Islamic State. After dark,

Exposed: Secret cemetery where over 1,000 Nigerian soldiers killed in Boko Haram war were reportedly buried

Jude Johnson Over 1,000 Nigerian soldiers killed by the Boko Haram terrorists have been allegedly buried unceremoniously in a secret graveyard at Maimalari town in Borno State, according to the recent report by America’s Wall Street Journal and Daily Nigerian. “The bodies of these dead soldiers are laid by flashlight into trenches dug

How China’s Africa alliance is shifting world order

When the United Nations General Assembly met in 2007 to vote on North Korea’s human rights record, only 10 of the 56 African countries voted with the U.S.-led western coalition. The overwhelming majority followed China – either by voting against or abstaining from the resolution. This has not always been the case.

Are Russia’s Mercenaries a Threat to US Interests?

Editor's note: Shadowy mercenaries offer Moscow deniability on the battlefield and a cheap way to build influence across the globe, reveals in this Q & A by Nathaniel Reynolds. WHAT IS RUSSIA’S WAGNER GROUP? The Wagner Group emerged from the Kremlin’s need for off-the-books fighters in its wars in Ukraine and Syria. In both

Earlier Ebola Outbreaks, and How the World Overcame Them

Editor's note: Hemorrhagic fever inspires almost mythic terror, but whether it can be beaten depends more on people than on medical advances. Donald G. McNeil Jr. The current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is only the second-largest in history, but undoubtedly the most frustrating. Scientists are fairly certain they have the medical

Economics of terrorism in Lake Chad Basin

•Islamic State West Africa Province is proving its economic resilience by generating income from obliging local communities. Malik Samuel In the Lake Chad Basin region, which includes Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria, economic viability and control is as important to extremist groups’ resilience as military tactics or ideology. Islamic State West

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