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Soldiers gesture while standing on guard during Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to the Maimalari Barracks in Maiduguri on June 17, 2021. Photo by Audu Marte/AFP via Getty Images

Military postings put strains on Nigerian families: here’s what some told us

The Nigerian military needs a systemic approach to solving family disruptions and strains often caused by personnel deployment away from home.
Armed men protecting their livestock from rivals in a dry northern Kenya region which borders South Sudan and Uganda. Reuters/Goran Tomasevic

With proliferation of small arms, absence of war does not equal peace

Ending a war is not enough. The challenge for post-conflict situations in Africa is to escape the inter-war lawlessness maintained and reproduced by groups that have access to arms.

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