Tag Archives: Boko Haram

ISS Feature: Business as unusual: Goodluck Jonathan privatises Nigerian relations with South Africa

5 Mar

It was ironic, to say the least, that Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan’s government turned down President Jacob Zuma’s proposal for a South Africa-inspired African Union (AU) rapid response to combat the barbaric Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram – yet apparently hired ex-South African Defence Force (SADF) soldiers to train the Nigerian Defence Force (NDF) to do so. Continue reading

Nigeria: Can you please tell Malema to zip it?

20 Jan

I do not support the ignominy brought on Nigeria by the Boko Haram insurgency in some parts of the country and the way those vested with the constitutional mandate to safeguard every Nigerian from such – as custodians of our well-being – have handled it. However, I take exception to South Africa’s Julius Malema, 33, throwing verbal spanks at a ruling Nigerian president. It is wittingly debasing. It is also unappreciated for several other reasons.

Julius Malema (Pic credit SABC)

Julius Malema (Pic credit SABC)

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An ECOWAS military force to fight Boko Haram?

16 Jan

President-John-Mahama (Pic by GhanaLive)

Could it be that the incomparable reactions that sprung following the Charlie Hebdo killings that has forced West African leaders to table an idea to create a military force to fight Nigeria‘s Boko Haram Islamist militants? Continue reading

West African countries in ‘fragile political situation’

8 Jan

West Africa’s political landscape remains delicate as nations across the region continue to grapple with insecurity, terrorist threats and tensions ahead of a busy election cycle, the United Nations senior official there told the Security Council this afternoon. 

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