Nigeria – ‘Army not recruiting ex-Boko Haram fighters’

06/12/2019 – Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has described as unfounded reports that repentant Boko Haram fighters are being recruited into the Nigerian Army.

It explained that apart from de-radicalisation, rehabilitation and reintegration of ex-Boko Haram insurgents, which is under the auspices of Operation Safe Corridor as a non-kinetic operation, there was no such plan of recruiting repentant insurgents. Continuer à lire … « Nigeria – ‘Army not recruiting ex-Boko Haram fighters’ »

Buhari proposes pool fund for africa trans-regional gas infrastructure

29/11/2019 – President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday said there was a need for African nations to pool resources to put up trans-border and trans-regional energy infrastructure so as to fully leverage the potential of natural gas in the continent. Continuer à lire … « Buhari proposes pool fund for africa trans-regional gas infrastructure »

Nigeria to receive two helicopter gunships before December – Air chief

19/11/2019 – The Nigerian Air Force will before December 2019 take delivery of two helicopter gunships from Italy which will be deployed to complement the air power in various operations across the country. Continuer à lire … « Nigeria to receive two helicopter gunships before December – Air chief »

Bénin – Incidents dans les régions frontalières au Nigeria: Le gouvernement béninois condamne avec fermeté

18/11/2019 – Les incidents survenus dans les régions frontalières au Nigeria, ces derniers jours, notamment à Pobè et Igolo, n’ont pas laissé sans réaction le gouvernement béninois. C’est avec fermeté que le ministre des Affaires étrangères et de la Coopération a exprimé, samedi 16 novembre dernier, son indignation à l’ambassadeur de la République fédérale du Nigeria près le Bénin, convoqué expressément. Continuer à lire … « Bénin – Incidents dans les régions frontalières au Nigeria: Le gouvernement béninois condamne avec fermeté »

Report: Turkey Arms Might ‘Recalibrate ISIS’ in Africa

17/11/2019 – Turkey might be sending weapons to Nigeria, arming militants known as the « other ISIS, » Boko Haram, to slaughter both Christians and Muslims, making for a potential location to « recalibrate ISIS, » according to a Gate Stone Institute citing an Egyptian TV report. Continuer à lire … « Report: Turkey Arms Might ‘Recalibrate ISIS’ in Africa »

How Boko Haram has evolved over the past ten years

17/11/2019 – Last month marked ten years since Mohammed Yusuf, founder of Boko Haram, died in police detention. His death led to the radicalisation of the sect and a declaration of Jihad against the Nigerian state.

In an earlier paper on the sect I argued that before 2009, its operations were more or less peaceful, but that it was radicalised in 2009 after a confrontation with Nigerian security agencies. The police cracked down on the group setting off an armed uprising in Bauchi State, Northern Nigeria. Continuer à lire … « How Boko Haram has evolved over the past ten years »

Niger/Libya: We Are Paying a Heavy Price for What’s Happening in Libya – President Issoufou

16/10/2019 Rhodes — The security threat to the Sahel region has been amplified by the Libyan crisis, said the President of Niger Mahamadou Issoufou. In his forthright assessment of the conflict, Issoufou said it seems the world has turned its back on countries that are dealing with the fallout of the crisis. Continuer à lire … « Niger/Libya: We Are Paying a Heavy Price for What’s Happening in Libya – President Issoufou »