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Cameroon Crisis Imperils Bilateral Relations, Cocoa Crop


A long-running linguistic dispute in Cameroon has now spawned a secessionist movement that’s imperiling both the country’s bilateral relations with Nigeria and its cocoa-growing heartland in the southwest.

Pirates Target Transnational Shipping off of Nigeria

110413-N-HI707-170 U.S. Navy sailors conduct visit, board, search and seizure training with Nigerian special operations sailors at the Joint Maritime Special Operations Training Command as part of Africa Partnership Station West in Lagos, Nigeria, on April 13, 2011. Africa Partnership Station is an international security cooperation initiative facilitated by Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa aimed at strengthening global maritime partnerships through training and collaborative activities in order to improve maritime safety and security in Africa. DoD photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Darryl Wood, U.S. Navy. (Released)

The global trend of decreased piracy is being bucked in Nigeria, where Niger Delta-based pirate groups hijacked five vessels in 2017.

Food Insecurity a Boon for Boko Haram in Nigeria

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Boko Haram is taking advantage of the poverty and food insecurity in northern Nigeria to stage a comeback.

History Repeating? Nigeria’s President on Extended Medical Leave

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Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari has been in London for medical treatment for a month now. Back home, rumors are swirling as the Nigerian government grapples with a worsening economic outlook.

Can Muhammadu Buhari Defeat Boko Haram and Bring Peace to Nigeria?

US Secretary of State John Kerry meets with President Buhari to discuss the Boko Haram insurgency among other issues.

Ethnicity is the true driving force behind the Boko Haram insurgency.

New Leader for Nigeria’s Boko Haram


Boko Haram has a new leader, and in a show of the two extremist groups’ growing ties, the announcement was made by none other than Islamic State.

Niger Delta: A Region Cursed by Oil Politics

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A failure to tackle the root causes of underdevelopment could spark a new wave of violence in the Niger Delta.

Backgrounder: Boko Haram

Boko Haram's Abubakar Shekau pledges allegience to ISIS in a recent video.

An analysis of the enduring threat posed by Boko Haram, one of Africa’s most brutal terrorist groups.

Backgrounder: Islamic State’s Global Operations and Affiliates


This backgrounder examines the growing network of official and unofficial Islamic State affiliates around the world.

Nigeria: Dynamics of an Oil Crisis

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With its oil-reliant economy and high break-even price, Nigeria is one country that has been hit particularly hard by recent OPEC policy.

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