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Rise of new rebel groups, backed by local ethnic and separatist movements risk to transform oil-producing Niger Delta regions into a hotbed of insurgency
Since Goodluck Jonathan, the first president from the Niger Delta region, lost re-election in March 2015, and even more since the beginning of the year, the steady raise of violence in Nigeria’s southeast already demonstrated a new alarming trend for regional security. Following the latest attacks in the Niger Delta regions claimed by the newly-emerged Niger Delta Avengers group, this alarming trend has now reached a defining moment marking the revival of Niger Delta insurgency that risk to divert foreign investors from the region.
Boko Haram abnd its pledge of loyalty to the Islamic State
On March 7th, in a video posted on Twitter Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau pledged alliance with the Islamic State. The statement comes at a time when Boko Haram is put under an intense pressure by Chad and Niger new cross border offensive against the insurgency, which caused it to lose ground...
Nigeria: Investigating the emerging trend of female suicide bombers in Kano
Nigeria: Under the fire of Boko Haram
More than 10.000 people have been killed since Boko Haram started its campaign to establish an Islamic state in Nigeria in 2002. In the most recent attack, about 200 people were reported killed, when Boko Haram gunmen stormed the villages of Goshe, Attagara, Agapalwa and Aganjara in Borno state on June 3. This latest attack brings the 2014 death toll at around 2.000 deaths...
Boko Haram and The risk of terrorism in northern Cameroon
The kidnapping of the Moulin-Fournier family by men claiming to be Boko Haram members has highlighted the growing threat by the Islamist sect for security in West Africa(...)
Boko Haram et le risque terroriste au Nord-Cameroun
L’enlèvement de la famille Moulin-Fournier par des hommes se réclamant de Boko Haram a mis en lumière la menace croissante représentée par la secte islamiste pour la sécurité de l’Afrique de l’Ouest(...)
Nigerian Pirates main suspects behind upsurge of piracy in Gulf of Guinea
Following the recent surge in pirate attacks off the coast of West Africa and in the Gulf of Guinea (...)
Two French hostages killed in Niger during an attemp to free them
The two French nationals kidnapped Friday night in a restaurant in the Niger capital, Niamey, were killed Saturday (...)


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