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18 May 2018 description
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Political Violence & Protests in Africa, 2018

Political violence and protest events in Africa over the week of May 6th showed several key developments and points of concern.

16 May 2018 description

by Maria Eliza Villarino

Over the last few years, CIAT, under the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security, or CCAFS, has been promoting climate-smart agriculture, a set of practices that can boost farming yields, while enabling farmers to adapt to climate change and, where appropriate, reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Developing climate-smart agriculture (CSA) profiles for countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America forms part of this effort.

14 May 2018 description

Blog Post by John Campbell

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from May 5 to May 11, 2018. This update also represents violence related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. These incidents will be included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.

  • May 5: Boko Haram killed two customs officials, two forestry agents, one soldier, and one civilian in Gabalami, Chad.

14 May 2018 description
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Insecurity affecting the protection of IDPs and refugees
Security Incidents and Access Constraints

Africa

Nigeria

17 April 2018: In Obi local government area, Nasarawa state,
Internally Displaced People (IDPs) protesting the killing of their relatives by suspected Fulani herders threw stones at the state governor’s convoy whilst he was on an assessment visit to some IDP camps, prompting riot police to respond with teargas. Source: Punch

11 May 2018 description

This is a guest blog post by Sherrie Russell-Brown. Sherrie is a researcher, consultant, and international lawyer focusing on armed conflict, gender, security, international justice, and humanitarian law in sub-Saharan Africa. She coordinates a collaborative group of experts dedicated to promoting research and analysis of the Sahel, and, in particular, the Boko Haram insurgency. Sherrie holds a Juris Doctor and Master of Laws in human rights law from Columbia University School of Law.

10 May 2018 description

Ce Rapport sur le CPS analyse en détail les décisions prises par l'organe entre avril 2016 et mars 2018.

Dans ce numéro

Vers une plus grande subsidiarité : rétrospective des travaux du CPS sortant

Afrique du Sud et Nigeria : deux pays essentiels pour les initiatives continentales

Entretien avec le Rapport sur le CPS: vers une appropriation collective du CPS

Analyse des réunions du CPS de janvier à mars 2018

09 May 2018 description

Nigeria battles to restore security in the northeast

07 May 2018 description

Blog Post by John Campbell

May 7, 2018

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from April 28 to May 4, 2018. This update also represents violence related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. These incidents will be included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.

April 28: Bandits killed fourteen miners in Birnin Gwari, Kaduna.

07 May 2018 description

Young women are often framed as victims, but their role in rebuilding communities must be enhanced.

06 May 2018 description
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Briefing Paper

Since the mid-2000s, an ongoing humanitarian crisis in the three northeastern states of Nigeria has spread to the greater Lake Chad basin. The Boko Haram conflict turned into a major security problem that led to widespread displacement and a major humanitarian catastrophe. UNOCHA estimates that more than 20,0000 people have been killed, 1.6 million are internally displaces, and 200,000 are living as refugees in neighboring countries.

04 May 2018 description

Thursday, May 3, 2018 / By: Susan Stigant; Oge Onubogu

04 May 2018 description

Forced repatriations are illegal and play into Boko Haram’s narrative that states are unwilling to protect people.

Cameroon has forcibly returned 385 refugees to Nigeria this year, most of them in the past month, a United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) report reveals. This despite the country’s commitment as recently as 2017 to facilitate the safe return of Nigerian refugees fleeing Boko Haram violence.

03 May 2018 description

Fresh from her USIP delegation trip to Nigeria, Nancy Lindborg explains Nigeria’s importance to Africa and the United States. Lindborg discusses the critical on-the-ground work happening to prevent violence and underscores the importance of Nigerian governors to countering Boko Haram.

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This transcript has been slightly edited for brevity and clarity.

30 Apr 2018 description

Overview

Peru will have the presidency in April. It has chosen to hold a high-level briefing on peacebuilding and sustaining peace which is planned to coincide with the 24-25 April General Assembly high-level event on this issue. Secretary-General António Guterres and the Chair of the PBC, Ambassador Ion Jinga (Romania), are expected to brief.

There will be three open debates this month.

30 Apr 2018 description

Blog Post by John Campbell

April 30, 2018

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from April 21 to April 27, 2018. This update also represents violence related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. These incidents will be included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.

April 21: Two suicide bombers killed themselves and three others at a mosque in Bama, Borno. Boko Haram was suspected.

26 Apr 2018 description

CURRENT SITUATION

President Buhari’s 2015 election saw the country’s first peaceful transfer of power to an opposition candidate. Elections raised hopes that some of Nigeria’s most pressing problems—including weak governance, corruption, the Boko Haram insurgency, and persistent intercommunal conflicts—could soon be under control. Despite President Buhari’s vision for reform, the country’s security challenges are surging as the factors that fuel violent conflicts remain largely unaddressed.

USIP’S WORK

24 Apr 2018 description

MYANMAR

Multiple clashes between the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) and the Myanmar Army has displaced some 3,000 people in Kachin state since 7 April, driving protection, shelter, food and health needs. Around 2,000 of the newly displaced population in Tanai, and another 160 in Hpakan, have fled their homes but are unable to leave the conflict affected area due to ongoing violence. 900 IDPs have managed to reach Namti, Mogaung, since 20 April and are sheltering in churches.

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23 Apr 2018 description

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from April 14 to April 20, 2018. This update also represents violence related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. These incidents will be included in the Nigeria Security Tracker

(Last week: date estimated as April 13: Nigerian troops killed seven Boko Haram militants in Magumeri, Mafa, and Damboa LGAs in Borno.)