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Study urges more investment in Lake Chad basin to undercut extremists

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Musa Barkame once made his living transporting goods by boat across Lake Chad to markets in Nigeria. All that ended when Boko Haram arrived...

ISS: Rebuilding local economies can help defeat Boko Haram

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The devastation caused by Boko Haram in the Lake Chad Basin is not limited to deaths and displacements. It includes severe disruptions to economic...

Soldiers killed in Lake Chad attack

At least 26 Chadian soldiers were killed by suspected Boko Haram assailants following an attack on a patrol in the Lake Chad area, army...

ISS: Boko Haram and COVID-19: Lake Chad Basin’s war on two...

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Together with ongoing insecurity and humanitarian crises, the region faces vaccine shortages, hesitancy and fake doses. For those living in Boko Haram-affected areas of the...

Boko Haram’s growing arms stockpile: A great concern for Lake Chad...

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In the early 2010s, when Boko Haram started its hit and run attacks on military bases and personnel, it was hard to imagine that...

ISS: Security crisis in Lake Chad Basin erodes women’s livelihoods

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Traders in Niger, Nigeria, Chad and Cameroon aren’t asking for water but protection and access to credit. The Boko Haram crisis in the Lake Chad...

ISS: Why effective handling of Boko Haram deserters matters

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The fact that thousands have left the group is an advantage, but only if they are properly reintegrated. In the highly volatile Lake Chad Basin...

ISS: Boko Haram blocks Lake Chad trade routes

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Terrorism has disrupted a thriving regional trade hub sustained by generations of boat drivers. The Boko Haram insurgency has had devastating consequences on Lake Chad...

ISS: Time to consider talks with Boko Haram?

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Military interventions have failed to end a violent insurgency and humanitarian crisis in the Lake Chad Basin. The recent brutal murder of over 100...

ISS: Governing in West Africa and Lake Chad Basin during COVID-19

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As countries in the region navigate the uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic, their governments should learn lessons from the management of the crisis so...

ISS: Niger in the hot seat at the UN Security Council

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Niger will serve on the United Nations (UN) Security Council from January 2020 for a two-year term as a non-permanent member, alongside two other...

ISS: Preventing violent extremism isn’t a job for civil society alone

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Civil society organisations working to prevent violent extremism in the Lake Chad Basin are numerous, and receive continued financial support from donors. In addition...

ISS: Economics of terrorism in Lake Chad Basin

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In the Lake Chad Basin region, which includes Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria, economic viability and control is as important to extremist groups’ resilience...

Lake Chad firefight claims 42 lives

West African troops killed 42 suspected Islamic State fighters during a battle in the Lake Chad region on June 21, the heaviest death toll...

Boko Haram attack Lake Chad island

Around 300 suspected Boko Haram militants swarmed onto a Lake Chad island in Cameroon’s far north killing 24 people, including 16 Cameroonian soldiers, officials...

ISS: Boko Haram’s resurgence in Chad

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Boko Haram attacks in Chad have increased since 2018, calling into question the effectiveness of national military responses to counter violent extremism. A raid...

More aid expected for Lake Chad region

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More than $1 billion in fresh aid is likely to be pledged at a donor conference to the drought-plagued region around Lake...

ISS: The potentially more sinister threat in Boko Haram’s split

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Boko Haram's split in 2016 saw the emergence of two distinct jihadist movements, with divergent operating methods, in the Lake Chad region....

MJTF shows strengths and limits of collective security

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With an ability to hop across borders and exploit weak spots in the four countries surrounding Lake Chad, Boko Haram took advantage...

Islamic State ally stakes out territory around Lake Chad

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From the shores of Lake Chad, Islamic State's West African ally is on a mission: winning over the local people. Digging wells, giving...

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