Boko Haram lends money to the local population in exchange for fees and an ownership interest. Photo: Think Defense, 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
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
Photo: Paul Becker / Becker1999, flickr.com.
Of: Mimmi 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
Of: Linda Zetterström
Around the world, people with mental illness are kept chained in healthcare institutions and at home, according to a new report from the human rights organization Human Rights Watch. 60 governments are now being called upon to ban the use of chains and shackles on the mentally ill.
October 28, 2020, News
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, Article, English, Magazine