Lake Chad Basin crisis needs more than security responses alone

Issue 317 - 11 Feb 2016
If any reality check is needed to counter overly optimistic Africa Rising narratives, or as a reminder of how far the continent’s more troubled regions remain from meeting the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, then crisis in the Lake Chad Basin provides it. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari spoke too soon when he promised Boko Haram would be defeated by end-2015. Under new leadership, the Nigerian military has raised its performance, tackling corruption that undermined its efforts, while battling the jihadist challenge in the north-east.

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