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ISS: Turning away from terrorism – lessons from the Lake Chad...

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Terror groups in the Sahel are becoming more resilient, making it hard for governments and their partners to degrade them. As the region explores...

ISS: As terrorists claim new ground, an African strategy is vital

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As Islamic State (IS) and al-Qaeda leaders have been targeted and eliminated internationally, the terrorist groups have expanded and consolidated their African operations. According...

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...

Stronger peacebuilding efforts needed to tackle Boko Haram and end lake...

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While governments' efforts in Africa's Lake Chad Basin have diminished Boko Haram's combat capacity in the region, the terrorist group has changed...

Malnutrition on the rise among children in the Lake Chad area

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The number of children suffering from life-threatening malnutrition across the Lake Chad Basin - about 800,000 - soared since last year,and could...

Boko Haram militants kill at least 30 fishermen in northeast Nigeria...

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Boko Haram militants killed at least 30 fishermen in raids on communities around Lake Chad in northeastern Nigeria, the governor of Borno...

Millions at risk from African famine worsened by Boko Haram

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Aid agencies must get food to close to 3 million people by July to avert a famine in Africa's Lake Chad region...

ISS: Can the joint task force against Boko Haram stay the...

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Boko Haram's latest incursions in Cameroon and Nigeria, specifically in the towns of Mora, Madagali and Maiduguri, claimed many victims – both...

‘Hopeless’ suffering in Lake Chad as children starve, mothers sell sex...

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Women in the Lake Chad basin have been forced to sell sex to survive due to an insurgency by Boko Haram...

Up to 1 mln people cut off from aid by Boko...

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Up to a million people around West Africa's Lake Chad are cut off from humanitarian aid by Boko Haram despite a regional...

Insurgency, migration crate food emergency in Lake Chad basin: UN

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Nine million people urgently need aid in north-east Nigeria and nearby countries, as political violence and mass migration have caused a humanitarian...

Lake Chad ‘forgotten’ as world focuses on Boko Haram-hit Nigeria

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The world must not forget about the impact of the Boko Haram insurgency on West Africa's Lake Chad region where 100,000 people...

Lake Chad suicide blasts stretch aid agencies, displaced “live in fear”

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A series of suicide bombings in Lake Chad in recent months, blamed on Boko Haram militants, has hindered healthcare and aid delivery...

Chad says suicide blasts kill at least 15 in Lake Chad

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Four female suicide bombers attacked the Chadian island of Koulfoua on Lake Chad on Saturday, killing at least 15 people and injuring...

Chad says suicide blasts kill at least 15 in Lake Chad

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Four female suicide bombers attacked the Chadian island of Koulfoua on Lake Chad on Saturday, killing at least 15 people and injuring...

Chad extends state of emergency over Boko Haram attacks

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Chad's national assembly extended a state of emergency in the western Lake Chad region by four months on Wednesday following a double...

Lake Chad’s swampy borderlands a ‘war zone’, U.N. agency says

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The Islamist guerrillas of Boko Haram have made the swamplands of Lake Chad, where the borders of Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Nigeria...

Chad says killed 117 Boko Haram fighters in two-week campaign

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Chad said on Thursday its forces had killed 117 Boko Haram insurgents during a two-week military campaign aimed at clearing islands on...

At least 16 killed in Boko Haram raids on Lake Chad...

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At least 13 suspected Boko Haram militants and three civilians were killed in separate attacks over the weekend after the insurgents raided...

Boko Haram resurgence deepens humanitarian crisis in Niger

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A wave of attacks by Islamist insurgents Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria and the islands of Lake Chad has forced tens of...

Suspected Boko Haram fighters kill six on Lake Chad island

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Suspected Boko Haram militants aboard a motorboat attacked an island in Lake Chad overnight, killing several children who were koranic students, security...

Niger removes 4,000 Nigerian refugees from Lake Chad island

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Niger has evacuated thousands of Nigerian refugees sheltering from Boko Haram fighters on Lake Chad's Karamga island, a military official told Reuters...

Niger governor orders islands evacuated after Boko Haram attacks

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A regional governor in southern Niger on Thursday ordered the evacuation of the West African nation's inhabited islands on Lake Chad following...

Niger army fights Boko Haram for Lake Chad island after attack

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Niger's army is fighting to recapture an island in Lake Chad after it was seized by hundreds of Boko Haram militants aboard...

Boko Haram attacks island on Niger side of Lake Chad

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Boko Haram militants attacked an island on Niger's side of Lake Chad late on Friday and heavy fighting ensued as the army...

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