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Nigeria’s rising number of missing persons

31 August 2020 Authorities should create database, provide information, reunite families Hundreds of people are missing from a town in northeast Nigeria following an attack by suspected Boko Haram fighters on August 18. Witnesses told me most were abducted by the insurgents or went missing as they fled the attack on the town of Kukawa in Borno state. Thousands of people have …

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A united Africa is a must

25 August 2020 Marcus Garvey was among the first advocates for a united Africa: “Unite all people of African ancestry of the world to one great body to establish a country and absolute government of their own”.  To understand the need for a united Africa requires an understanding of history and the economics of development.  Once, you get this, the …

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Nigeria: Government failings leave rural communities at the mercy of gunmen

24 August 2020 At least 1,126 villagers killed by bandits from January to June 2020 Attacks pose threats to food security in rural areas Failure to bring killers to justice fuels impunity The Nigerian authorities have left rural communities at the mercy of rampaging gunmen who have killed at least 1,126 people in the north of the country since January, Amnesty International …

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