Opinion No.5: Beyond the layer of recent events, some broad and long-term trends are slowly working in Nigeria


On the October 23, 2014, BBC[1] reported that on Saturday, October 19, exactly one day after the “truce” unilaterally announced by the Nigerian Army, the terrorist organization Boko Haram abducted several dozen of women and girls from three villages in Nigeria’s northeastern Adamawa state. Though the Nigerian government didn’t confirm the abduction, local sources said […]

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News Alert No.71: New terrorist incident at the border between Kenya and Ethiopia. Al-Shabaab vehicle filled with explosives intercepted, and five Islamist terrorists killed


On October 20, both Reuters[1]and Xinhua[2]quoted Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) spokesman Bongita Ongeri saying five suspected al-Shabaab militants had been killed on Saturday, October, 19, 2014, by “the KDF under AMISOM[3] together with Somali National Army” in the frontier town of Dolo, Ethiopia. According to Ongeri, the security forces “intercepted a Prado with Kenyan registration […]

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Policy Brief No.49: Islamist attacks in the north-eastern region of Democratic Republic of Congo, signaling a possible Jihadist offensive in East and Central Africa


On October 18, 2014, BBC[1] reported an Ugandan Islamist group (the Allied Democratic Forces –ADF) could be responsible for the last three days of attacks on civilians in the area around Beny in northeastern region of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that have resulted in 46 deaths. These recent events continue a series attacks started […]

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News Alert No.68: The Nigerian Army say they reach ceasefire deal with Boko Haram in exchange for the release of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls


On October 17, BBC reports, the Nigerian Chief of Defense, Air Chief Marshal Alex Sabundu Badeh  announced the federal government had agreed to a temporary ceasefire with the terrorist organization Boko Haram in exchange for the release of the more than 200 schoolgirls who had been abducted from a boarding school in Chibok, Borno, Nigeria, […]

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News Alert No.43: Australian negotiator is accusing very senior Nigerian officials that they ‚sponsor’ the terrorist organization Boko Haram

Boko Haram

„One of more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Islamist Boko Haram rebels in the northeastern Nigerian village of Chibok was freed this week, police and a parent of some of the other missing girls said”, Reuters reported on September 25[1]. This punctual success can not obscure the very fact that an Australian negotiator openly accuses […]

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News Alert No.42: Both open sources and officials in secret services say that Russia and China are Nigeria’s new partners in fighting against Boko Haram insurgency

Boko Haram Nigeria

On September 25, Nigerian media reported that „Nigeria and Russia have reached a new deal covering assistance in key sectors of the economy that is circumscribed around but not limited to provision of military hardware”. The Nigerian newspaper The Guardian also stated that a high Russian confirmed the “readiness of his country to provide logistical […]

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