Inflation is perhaps the biggest poverty accelerator in the economy due to its weakening effect on people’s purchasing power.
Incidents of terror attack on churches in Nigeria don’t happen in a vacuum. They are driven by jihadism, pastoral conflicts and related criminality.
The atrocities and motivation of bandits have assumed insurgent-type criminality. But the Nigerian government is reluctant to label them terrorists or insurgents.
Understanding what drives conflict, and tension, is the starting point for developing paths to peace.
At the centre of the persisting violence in the north-central region of Nigeria is bad governance.
Clashes between farmers and herders in Nigeria have been bloody and protracted, with one side portrayed as victims. But as this study shows, both sides are victims.
Attacks by Fulani herdsmen on communities in West Africa are increasing in number and in sophistication. Regional and national authorities must respond promptly to arrest the threat.