Boko Haram's banking system is financing deadly terrorist attacks

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

Armed conflict in northern Mozambique

The small port of Pemba in northern Mozambique became too small after large supplies of natural gas were found.
Photo: Ton Rulkens from Mozambique, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Of: Linnea Boström

Violence and a humanitarian crisis are raging in the province of Cabo Delgado in northern Mozambique. Thousands of people are fleeing after the armed Islamist group known locally as al-Shabab burned villages and committed brutal killings.
- To be able to solve the situation, support from other countries is needed, says Diamantino Nhampossa who works for We Effect in Mozambique.

April 15, 2021, News

Al-Shabaab attacks teachers for stopping education

Several schools in northeastern Kenya have been forced to close following attacks by the al-Shabaab terrorist group.

Of: Yolanda Tibblin

Thousands of teachers in northeastern Kenya were forced to leave their jobs following attacks by the al-Shabaab terrorist group. This threatens students' education. According to terrorism expert Magnus Norell, al-Shabaab opposes non-Islamic teachings.

June 24, 2020, News