Is the Tide Actually Turning Against Boko Haram?

Over the last several weeks, headlines have documented numerous military defeats suffered by Boko Haram at the hands of the more than 8,700-strong allied forces, including reclamation of key towns and the rescue of nearly 700 women and girls. As allied forces ...

This Was the Real Hero of the Nigerian Elections

#NigeriaDecides: Nigerians are so creative!! #LetNigeriaDecide pic.twitter.com/L1942Mar1R— EiE Nigeria (@EiENigeria) March 31, 2015 Earlier this week, history was made in Nigeria. The country's first ever democratic transition of power between an incumben...

3 Huge Stories to Follow This Weekend

1) Iran Nuke Talks Down to the Wire In Brief: This is arguably the most critical time yet in the complex negotiations that may lead to a diplomatic breakthrough with Iran. Negotiators from the Permanent 5 members of the Security Council plus Germany--the so-c...
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The Nigeria Elections

Nigerians go to the polls on March 28 in consequential elections that could decide the future of Africa's largest democracy. Incumbent Goodluck Jonathan is facing a tight race with longtime rival Muhammdu Buhari. Security, Boko Haram and a slugging economy are...

Boko Haram and the Nigerian Elections

The Boko Haram insurgency is intensifying precisely as Nigerians prepare to go the polls in hotly contested elections. Earlier this month, the group pulled off their deadliest attack to date, though the media was consumed by the Charlie Hebdo attacks. So why i...

Maiduguri Under Assault

A large and strategically important Nigerian city came under heavy assault by Boko Haram fighters as John Kerry met with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan in Lagos. If Maiduguri falls to Boko Haram, it could portend a massive humanitarian emergency.  “Peopl...