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ISS: Cost of counter-terrorism for civilians in Lake Chad countries

The ongoing terror threat in Nigeria, Chad, Niger and Cameroon has led the governments of the Lake Chad region to enact numerous security restrictions in affected areas. While these restrictions are meant to improve security for all, some affect civilians negatively – particularly regarding livelihoods.

Nigerian opposition alliance formed

Nigeria’s main opposition parties agreed to an alliance to field a joint candidate to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari in next year’s presidential election, they said in a memorandum.

Kidnapped father of Nigerian national soccer captain rescued

Nigerian police rescued the father of national soccer team captain John Obi Mikel after he was kidnapped for the second time in seven years.

MJTF shows strengths and limits of collective security

With an ability to hop across borders and exploit weak spots in the four countries surrounding Lake Chad, Boko Haram took advantage of a divided region to gain strength. The affected countries decided there was only one way to tackle this problem: Join forces.

More than 200 people killed in weekend violence in central Nigeria

More than 200 people were killed over the weekend in violence in central Nigeria’s Plateau state, the state governor said, making it one of the bloodiest clashes in the months leading up to an election.

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