Boko Haram’s actions in Chibok seem likely to provoke support for the Nigerian military, but will that help or hinder efforts to end the insurgency?
All too easily, a heavily edited and summarised comment might emerge as a standard sign-off on media reports on the group – popularising and propagating wildly speculative assumptions based on inaccurate reporting in the first place.
Poor understanding of technical details contribute to distorted media coverage of military issues. CONWAY WADDINGTON unpacks how this happens with Boko Haram.
By no means vanquished, the group has been shifting tactics and operational locations in the face of a blunt and inefficient military response.
Counter-piracy operations have been rather successful off the Somali coast in the Gulf of Aden. The summer of 2012 recorded more piracy activities in the Gulf of Guinea on the African west coast than on the east coast for the first time.
Anti-proliferation organisations and Google team up to make the world’s small arms trade visible.