Rethinking ‘Victory’ in Counterinsurgency Operations in Nigeria

RETHINKING ‘VICTORY’ IN COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS IN NIGERIA by Okechukwu C. Iheduru, Ph.D.   Read here:  iheduru, RETHINKING VICTORY IN COUNTERINSURGENCY IN NIGERIA 2017   Abstract The popular notion of “victory” has continued to elude the Nigerian military in its counterinsurgency operations against the Boko Haram Islamist group for the past nine years. Nigeria’s military has so…

World Cocoa Supply Suffers as Cameroonian Farmers Abandon Plantations Amid Dictator’s Crackdown

 Thousands of cocoa farmers have fled violence between separatists and security forces in Cameroon’s Southwest Region, which grows more than 100,000 tonnes of beans, nearly half of the country’s output, farmers and buyers told Reuters. They said the clashes could put a dent in output from the world’s fifth largest cocoa producer, which is already…

Why Zimbabwe’s Military Abandoned Mugabe

  Why Zimbabwe’s Military Abandoned Mugabe The Blood Brotherhood Sticks Together By Philip Martin In 2016, when Zimbabwe was rocked by a summer of protests and a social movement gone viral, I argued in Foreign Affairs that the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) was unlikely to break ranks with President Robert Mugabe and his ruling party, the Zimbabwe African National Union–Patriotic Front…