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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

The economics of conflict in Sub-Saharan Africa–IMF Podcast

Mahvash Saeed Qureshi A third of countries in sub-Saharan Africa are currently involved in conflict or experiencing post-conflict tension, forcing an estimated 18 million people away from their homes and livelihoods. The IMF’s latest Regional Economic Outlook for sub-Saharan Africa provides an in-depth analysis of conflict trends and the socio-economic challenges faced by

G7 urges greater role for women in peace processes

Foreign ministers from the world’s seven most developed nations on Saturday urged a greater role for women in solving conflicts, saying that peace settlements with female involvement were more likely to endure. The Group of Seven ministers, at their meeting in the northern French resort of Dinard to prepare a summit

Over 3.6 million Nigerians in need of water, hygiene services — UNICEF

Godsgift Onyedinefu The United Nations International Children's Education Fund ( UNICEF) has revealed that More than 3.6 million Nigerians are in need of water, sanitation and hygiene services. The UNICEF Nigeria representative, Mohammed Fall who made this known in a statement on Friday to commemorate the 2019 world water day said that

Cameroonians fleeing unrest hide in the forest with little help

UN says people fleeing unrest in western Cameroon have received little aid as humanitarian groups struggle for access. Western Cameroon has been gripped by violence since protests by the mainly Francophone country's Anglophone minority morphed into a secessionist movement last year Joel Kouam/Reuters Cameroonians fleeing an increasingly bloody separatist conflict have received

NACA, UN, empowers 100 vulnerable women in conflict areas

Godsgift Onyedinefu A total of 100 vulnerable women and girls have been equipped with different livelihood skills through the economic empowerment programme by National Agency for the Control of Aids (NACA) in collaboration with UN Women, and other Civil Society Organisations (CSOs). The programme was mainly targeted at women and girls living