Climate change related crises are on the rise around the world. Due to there politically and economically fragile nature, climate change adversely impacts developing countries, such as Nigeria. As a result, insurgent group Boko Haram is taking advantage of Nigeria’s vulnerability and mass-displacement, both internal and external, is on the rise.
Ryan Atkinson discusses Canada’s efforts to address looming humanitarian crises around the world.
Nick Raffey discusses Canada’s role in combating Boko Haram militants in Niger while highlighting potential threats in the region.
With the first famine in six years being declared in South Sudan, Jacqueline Hicks examines its causes as well as the greater global food security crisis.
In this article, Mary David-Decker explores a few of the different roles women are able to occupy when exposed to the violence and loss caused by the persistent presence of terrorist activities in their communities.
The resolution of The Gambia’s recent electoral crisis is a victory for democratic transitions of power in Africa. It remains to be seen if other countries in the region can replicate its success.
In 2016, Nigeria experienced its first economic downturn in the last 20 years. Problems with oil production and bad loans in Nigerian banks may be leading to a currency crisis.
Boko Haram is an extremist group located in West Africa: in Nigeria and pockets in Chad, Cameroon and Niger. The group swore allegiance to ISIS in 2015, veering away from original ally Al-Qaeda. They have committed atrocities such as kidnapping tourists, suicide bombings, and gunning down officials in West Africa. The ultimate aim for Read More…
Violent insurgents and falling oil prices are creating a vicious circle for Africa’s largest economy.
As the price of oil continues to drop, our Research Analysts and Program Editors look at its global effects.