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A difficult fight against Boko Haram in Nigeria

Boko Haram has proved resilient despite government’s crackdown on the deadly islamist group in the northern parts of Nigeria. But as that country’s government seeks to deal with the terrorism quagmire posed by the group, with their source of funding and logistics support coming under scrutiny, Boko Haram’s demands point to a long battle ahead.

By Theophilus Abbah, 27 Sep 2013, The Africa Report

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Investigating the ‘War on Terror’ programme in Africa‏

CALL FOR STORY PROPOSALS: The ‘War on Terror’ (WoT) programme purports to sniff out, hunt and neutralise perpetrators of armed non-governmental attacks in countries such as Nigeria, Mali, Kenya and Somalia. Among  known movements who have claimed responsibility for such attacks are Boko Haram in Nigeria, AQIM and Salafists in Mali, and Al Shabaab in Kenya and Somalia. Continue reading

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[Training] Nigeria Workshop for Investigative Journalists on FOIA

A training workshop for investigative journalists and the press on the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2011 was organised from May 20 to 22, 2012, at the Asaa Pyramid Hotel, Kaduna, Nigeria. The training organised by the Right to Information Initiative (R2K), Nigeria, the Forum of African Investigative Reporters (FAIR), and the International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR), was supported by the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA).

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