Boko Haram

Anti-terror law silences Cameroon

Simon Allison

The Cameroonian government is silencing dissent by using the ambiguous provisions of an anti-terrorism law to arrest and harass journalists

Cameroon’s controversial anti-terror law used to muzzle critical press

Simon Allison

A new anti-terror law is being used to silence any critical media that brings attention to the poor governance of President Biya's and his government

Call for Boko Haram peace talks masks ethnic tensions

Aminu Abubakar, Phil Hazlewood

A group of community elders in northeast Nigeria are urging the Islamists to enter peace talks, a move some see as motivated by ethnic self-interest.

Chibok girls release is good news, just when Buhari needs it most

Simon Allison

Buhari has been ill for most of this year, drastically cutting back his official schedule. This was one event he could not afford to miss

​Climate change brings failed states and violent conflict

Sipho Kings

Control of increasingly scarce water is being used by armed groups to challenge central governments, causing untold suffering to civilians.