Elephants avoided areas where others were poached and where armed groups were present. This pushes them into more populated areas, where we use our model to mitigate conflict.
They do menial jobs but also trust in God as a coping strategy.
The grievances of Nnamdi Kanu and other Biafran separatist groups are deeply rooted in the failure of the Nigerian state to implement post civil war peacebuilding initiatives.
The porous borders of West Africa allow for the unregulated movement of thousands.
The Nigerian government has no legal capacity to unilaterally regulate or police borderless social media platforms.
The absence of support from government leaves communities to determine independently how to move forward, what works, and what is sustainable.
Islamic State West Africa Province appears to be consolidating its dominance in the region. This means Nigeria and other countries in the Sahel region have a lot more to be worried about.
Attacks on police officers and their stations can damage police legitimacy in Nigeria
This is a transcript of episode 12 of The Conversation Weekly podcast, including a story on the reasons why Kenyan women who join Al-Shabaab.
Chadian president Idriss Deby’s death has serious implications for stability in the troubled Lake Chad Basin and the broader Sahel region of West Africa.
The insecurity that plagues Nigeria significantly undermines the quality of life for its people.
Due to the poor security response of the Nigerian state, insurgency will continue to pose a serious threat to its northeast border communities.
Nigeria must do more to tackle banditry, terrorism and kidnappings which have led to the closure of some schools in the northern part of the country.
In the past five years, the rise of banditry and terror attacks have had devastating effects on children in northern Nigeria.
Clashes between farmers and herders in Nigeria have their roots in history and an overriding arc of insecurity, but new challenges are contributing to the problem.
Sea piracy often grabs the headlines, but it is just one of many symptoms of insecurity at sea.
Although Niger’s quest for entrenching democracy is a good development, poverty and insecurity are obstacles.
Although it’s failed to deliver democracy to citizens, Nigeria is not the collapsed and disintegrated entity which a 2005 US National Intelligence Council analysis predicted it would become by 2020.
Nigeria is not getting full benefits of increased funding for its military
Given its natural resources and people, Nigeria should be a prosperous nation, but after 60 years of self governance, the country now ranks as the world poverty capital.