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Caught in the Crossfire: What Future for Women and Children in Nigeria’s Forgotten Crisis

A mother holds her malnourished baby at the Molai General Hospital Maiduguri, Nigeria, November 30, 2016. (Reuters/Afolabai Sotunde) This is a guest post by Sherrie Russell-Brown. Sherrie is an international lawyer, who writes about issues of gender, security, international justice and humanitarian law, with a regional focus on sub-Saharan Africa. She also coordinates a collaborative group of

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Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: January 21 – January 27

17097 12 by John Campbell January 30, 2017 The map above depicts deaths in Nigeria by state. (Source: CFR Nigeria Security Tracker; powered by Tableau) Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from January 21 to January 27, 2017. This update

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Biafra and the U.S.-Nigeria Relationship

17075 12 by John Campbell January 25, 2017 Supporters of Nnamdi Kanu are seen outside the premises of the Federal High Court in Abuja, Nigeria January 10, 2017. (Reuters/Stringer) The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is a separatist movement that seeks to recreate Biafra as an independent state. From 1967-70, there was

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Possible End to the Gambia Crisis

17051 12 by John Campbell January 19, 2017 Gambian refugees in a wooden canoe approach a beach in the Senegalese village of Niafarang, Senegal, January 17, 2017. (Reuters/Emma Farge) Adama Barrow was sworn-in January 19 as the president of the Gambia at his country’s embassy in Dakar. He was the victor in

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Nigerian Air Force Mistakenly Bombs IDP Camp

17046 12 by John Campbell January 18, 2017 Women gather at a water collecting point at the internally displaced people’s camp in Bama, Borno State, Nigeria, August 31, 2016. (Reuters/Afolabi Sotunde) There is heavy media attention to the Nigerian air force’s tragic, accidental bombing of a camp for internally displaced persons near Rann,

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Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: January 7 – January 13

17042 12 by John Campbell January 17, 2017 The map above depicts deaths in Nigeria by state. (Source: CFR Nigeria Security Tracker; powered by Tableau) Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from January 7 to January 13, 2017. This update

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Delta Militant Group Turns Against Buhari

17006 12 by John Campbell January 5, 2017 A militant of the Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND) guards hostages of the Philippines at an undisclosed location on the creeks of Niger Delta, January 31, 2007. (Reuters/George Esiri) The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) announced New

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Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: December 24 – December 30

16995 12 by John Campbell January 3, 2017 The map above depicts deaths in Nigeria by state. (Source: CFR Nigeria Security Tracker; powered by Tableau) Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from December 24, 2016 to December 30, 2016. This

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The Truth About Boko Haram in Nigeria’s Sambisa Forest

16986 12 by John Campbell December 30, 2016 Writings describing Boko Haram are seen along a street in Bama, in Borno, Nigeria, August 31, 2016. (Reuters/Afolabi Sotunde) On Christmas Eve, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari announced that the Nigerian army had driven the remnants of Boko Haram out of its last stronghold, the

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Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: December 17 – December 23

16971 12 by John Campbell December 27, 2016 The map above depicts deaths in Nigeria by state. (Source: CFR Nigeria Security Tracker; powered by Tableau) Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from December 17, 2016 to December 23, 2016. This

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Nigerian Security Service Abuses

16916 12 by John Campbell December 13, 2016 A security personnel gestures at the Bakkasi camp for internally displaced people (IDP), after security was called in to control a protest rally held to demonstrate against what the IDPs said was a poor distribution of food rations, in Maiduguri, Borno state, Nigeria, August

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Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: November 26 – December 2

16876 12 by John Campbell December 5, 2016 The map above depicts deaths in Nigeria by state. (Source: CFR Nigeria Security Tracker; powered by Tableau) Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from November 26, 2016 to December 2, 2016. This

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Nigerian Military Massacres Civilians – Again

16867 12 by John Campbell December 2, 2016 Policemen stand guard as supporters of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader Nnamdi Kanu take in a rally, as he is expected to appear at a magistrate court in Abuja, Nigeria, December 1, 2015. (Reuters/Afolabi Sotunde) Amnesty International has published a report claiming that

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Ethnicity, Control, and Coups d’État

16751 12 by Guest Blogger for John Campbell November 16, 2016 Burkinabe President Michel Kafando speaks at a news conference after soldiers took control of the Naaba Koom military camp in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, September 30, 2015. (Reuters/Arnaud Brunet TPX images of the day) This is a guest post by Tyler Lycan.

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