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The reintegration enigma: interventions for Boko Haram deserters in the Lake Chad Basin

Fonteh Akum Why are former members leaving the group, and how does this affect reintegration into communities? In the Lake Chad Basin area, waves of Boko Haram members have deserted the violent extremist group since August 2016. Those who voluntarily leave the group are often referred to as deserters, returnees or repenters.

NRC raises alarm over spread of cholera in IDP camps

•Over 10,000 affected, 175 killed Senator Iroegbu  The Norwegian Refugee Commission (NRC) has raised the alarm over the fast spreading Cholera at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in the North East, Nigeria. The NRC lamented that 175 persons have been killed in Boko Haram affected states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe, in

Helping those affected by Boko Haram to get back on their feet

Countries in the Lake Chad basin have come together to fight Boko Haram through joint military operations. However, there is a growing realisation that non-military strategies are needed to make sure these areas do not remain at the mercy of violent extremism. The Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC), with the support

Boko Haran: Group demands probe of French involvement in Lake Chad Basin

Seeks abolition of economic interests  Ibrahim Uba Yusuf    An international civil rights organisation, Save Humanity Advocacy Centre (SHAC), Nigeria, has asked President Emmanuel Macron of France to order an immediate investigation into the alleged involvement of his country in the increasing wave of Boko Haram terrorists in the Lake Chad Basin.   The organisation premised its

UN Envoy Warns of Instability in Sahel and Lake Chad Basin

The instability in Mali is spilling over into Burkina Faso and Niger while insecurity in the Lake Chad basin, where Boko Haram remains active, is proving equally challenging, the U.N. envoy for West Africa and the Sahel warned Thursday. Mohamed Ibn Chambas told the U.N. Security Council that "efforts by member