geciafrica GLOBAL EMERGENCY AND COUNTERTERRORISM INSTITUTE

WEST AFRICA

Latest developments on emergencies, terrorism,  organised  crimes, migration and governance in West Africa

Burkina Faso: 18 people killed by Al-qaeda

18 people killed in a restaurant terror attack perpetrated by the Islamic group Al-qaeda.

Amadou Bagayoko

Nigeria in A State of PERMANENT Emergency

 

Nigeria is permanently in a state of emergency with the Armed Forces   in more than 28 states of the federation.

Francine Mungongo

Nigeria:  More than 69 dead in  Boko Haram ambush

More than 69 dead  in an attempt to rescue people  ambushed by Boko Haram.

Amadou Bagayoko

POLICY BRIEF NO 4

In this policy brief, we will be focusing on the rise of Boko Haram  female suicide bombers in central and western Africa regions, notably in Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon and Chad. We  look at some fact checking and attempt to understand the reasons behind Boko Haram reliance on females as explosive devices.

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