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African Insurgencies In Nigeria, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Mali, Chad, Mozambique and Somalia

Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019

Across Africa, governments are struggling to contain militant groups that have capitalized on widespread anger over problems like corruption, inequality and abusive state security forces. Download your FREE copy of African Insurgencies In Nigeria, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Mali, Chad, Mozambique and Somalia to learn more today.

In some countries, like Nigeria, these groups have already created large-scale humanitarian emergencies, killing thousands and displacing even more. In others, like Mozambique, the worst may still be yet to come. This report provides a survey of these crises and explains why official responses are falling short.

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In this report, you will learn about a number of African Insurgencies, including:

  • How Nigeria lost its way in the war against Boko Haram
  • Why an insurrection by the Anglophone minority in Cameroon's west is roiling the country's politics
  • How the army in Burkina Faso is playing into jihadists' hands
  • Why it's been one step forward and two steps back for stability in northern Mali
  • And much more, including analysis of insurgencies in Somalia, Mozambique and Chad

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How Nigeria Lost Its Way in the War Against Boko Haram

Lirfa Dashe, a lieutenant in the Nigerian army, was due to get married in October 2018. Instead he is buried in the cemetery of Mai Malari barracks, alongside other soldiers killed in the seemingly endless conflict against the jihadist insurgency of Boko Haram.

At the entrance to the cemetery, located in the city of Maiduguri in northeastern Nigeria, is a cenotaph with the names of the fallen inscribed on plaques. There are 1,307 names etched so far, stretching back to 2013. Mai Malari, the home of the army’s Seventh Division, is just one of several sites where soldiers killed in the northeastern theater are buried.

Download African Insurgencies for FREE today, and discover how Boko Haram'sfight to establish a self-declared caliphate governed by Islamic law in Nigeria has claimed more than 25,000 lives.

Meanwhile, Nigeria is Being Dragged Into the Crisis in Neighboring Cameroon

When you download African Insurgencies for FREE today, you’ll read about the crisis in Cameroon's Anglophone region. When lawyers and teachers began organizing demonstrations against the perceived marginalization of Cameroon’s English-speaking population, one of the most significant questions was whether their discontent would translate into a broader anti-government movement that could mobilize French-speakers as well. More than two years later, the answer appears to be no, or at least not yet. While the crisis has intensified, it remains concentrated in the two western Anglophone regions, which are home to a fifth of the Central African nation’s 22 million people. It has failed to spread east to threaten the capital, Yaounde, and the regime of President Paul Biya.

To the extent the crisis is expanding at all, it is in the opposite direction: into Nigeria, which borders Cameroon to the west. The United Nations refugee agency has reported that more than 15,000 Cameroonians fleeing the government’s heavy-handed response had crossed into Nigeria, and that more were no doubt unaccounted for. Learn more when you download African Insurgencies In Nigeria, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Mali, Chad, Mozambique and Somalia.

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Take a deeper look at continent's sources of instability in our free report, African Insurgencies In Nigeria, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Mali, Chad, Mozambique and Somalia.

In this report, you’ll gain immediate access to in-depth analysis of the situation, including how some insurgent groups have already created widespread human emergencies in some countries, how the worst may be yet to come in others, and why official responses are falling short.

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Take a deeper look at continent's sources of instability in our free report, African Insurgencies In Nigeria, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Mali, Chad, Mozambique and Somalia.

In this report, you’ll gain immediate access to in-depth analysis of the situation, including how some insurgent groups have already created widespread human emergencies in some countries, how the worst may be yet to come in others, and why official responses are falling short.

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Learn how a Chadian rebel group is capitalizing on mounting frustration with President Idriss Deby

The threat posed by insurgent groups in northern Chad is no secret. Militants opposed to President Idriss Deby have gravitated to southern Libya in recent years, taking advantage of the lawlessness that has prevailed there since the 2011 uprising that toppled Moammar Gadhafi. During a visit to N’Djamena, Chad’s capital, in May 2018, Mohamad Taher Siala, the foreign affairs minister for the United Nations-backed government in Tripoli, warned that rebels had been able to establish traininb bases in Libya. This puts them within easy striking distance of northern Chad, a region that Chad’s government has struggled to exert control over.

At first glance, the challenge posed by the CCMSR seems like one that Deby would be well-positioned to handle. In power since 1990, when he overthrew Hissene Habre, Deby has fended off multiple rebel offensives over the years. In 2006 and again in 2008, rebels managed to reach N’Djamena before being put down by Chad’s armed forces.

Like those earlier rebels, the CCMSR says its goal is to force Deby from office, but analysts believe that outcome is unlikely. At the same time, though, they point out that the CCMSR is still potentially dangerous, largely because its offensive is coinciding with mounting public frustration with Deby, who has strained to prevent Chad’s economic crisis—which is now two years old—from spilling over into social unrest. Learn more when you download African Insurgencies for FREE today.

Download this free report and get uncompromising analysis to help you better understand African insurgencies.

Take a deeper look at continent's sources of instability in our free report, African Insurgencies In Nigeria, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Mali, Chad, Mozambique and Somalia.

In this report, you’ll gain immediate access to in-depth analysis of the situation, including how some insurgent groups have already created widespread human emergencies in some countries, how the worst may be yet to come in others, and why official responses are falling short.

With your link to download a copy of African Insurgencies you’ll also gain FREE registration to the WPR newsletter, delivering uncompromising news and analysis directly to your inbox. Your FREE registration includes access to select articles, early announcements, and periodic discounts on our full-service subscription.