Boko Haram's banking system is financing deadly terrorist attacks

Boko Haram lends money to local people in exchange for fees and an ownership stake. This is a way to finance the terrorist organization's deadly attacks. Pictured: The result of the Boko Haram bomb attack in the city of Jos in Nigeria, 2014. Photo: Diariocritico de Venezuela. Source: Flickr.

Of: Jill Karlström Thunberg

The terrorist organization Boko Haram works like a bank that invests in smaller villages in Nigeria. This finances the deadly attacks and kidnappings that have plagued the country for almost 12 years. A major underlying cause of the problem is the local population's lack of confidence in the government.

April 16, 2021, News

Police brutality in Nigeria is a global phenomenon

The demonstrations in Africa's most populous city in Nigeria. Photo: Jerry Jallo

The demonstrations in Africa's most populous city in Nigeria. Photo: Jerry Jallo

Of: Melanie Alphonse

Demonstrations in Nigeria against police brutality and corruption in the autumn of 2020 resulted in the majority of deaths and arrests. However, the debate on police brutality and violence is not just about Nigeria, it exists globally and affects most countries, all of which seem to suffer from several common factors.

February 3, 2021, Analysis

The demonstrations in Nigeria - more than protests against police violence

Photo: Paul Becker / Becker1999,

Of: Mickey Thor

In the past month, tens of thousands of people have demonstrated in Nigeria's capital Abuja and the trade hub of Lagos. The protests go by the name EndSars and are aimed at the police unit Special Anti-Robbery Squad which has been accused of violent methods and corruption. The development magazine has talked to Leah Okenwa Emegwa, associate professor of public health science at the University of the Red Cross and originally from Nigeria, about the situation.

November 23, 2020, Interview

Droughts and climate change are drivers of religious extremism

The overlapping causes of Lake Chad's humanitarian crisis pose a big challenge to the international community. Photo: EC / ECHO / Anouk Delafortrie, Flickr.

Of: Johanna Caminati Engström

As Boko Haram keeps making the news headlines and with 10.7 million people in urgent need of humanitarian assistance, the crisis in the Lake Chad basin is alarming. Drought, climate change, corrupt governance and religious extremism are just some of the overlapping challenges that the international community faces.

June 17, 2019, Paper, English, Magazine