The Christian Science Monitor

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 06:03
The shadowy insurgent Nigerian group is remarkably resilient and doesn't rely on one paramount leader.
Friday, September 19, 2014 - 05:54
While Boko Haram talks about a 'caliphate' in northeast Nigeria, what it wants is to take the capital of Borno state, Maiduguri. Nigeria formed an entire Army Division to deploy in Borno. But it is not enough.
Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 06:01
Maiduguri, a key state capital in northeast Nigeria of two million people is now vulnerable -- just as Mosul in Iraq was to a swift takeover by fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
Friday, August 15, 2014 - 07:34
Many who suffered from kidnappings, forced displacements, disappearances, and attacks at the hands of the FARC feel that their voices are being drowned out. And some – like soldiers held captive for more than a decade by the rebels – have been told they cannot participate at all.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 06:43
Boko Haram last week tried to assassinate a moderate Muslim prayer leader and a leading contender for Nigeria's presidency. Its latest abductee is the wife of Cameroon's deputy prime minister Amadou Ali.
Monday, July 14, 2014 - 06:33
Somali pirates in 2011 attacked 237 boats in the oceans around northeast Africa. In 2014 there have been seven attacks, all failed.
Friday, July 11, 2014 - 08:08
New fighting in CAR between Ugandan troops and Seleka rebels could also jeopardize what has been a bright spot in the fight against Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army.
Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 07:45
Despite US aid for police reform, civilians in Kenya are five times more likely to be shot by cops than by thugs or terrorists, says new study of major cities. In most cases, police offer no explanation for why they opened fire.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 08:08
The Chibok girls were abducted in a state the size of Ireland that has 30,000 schools. Those basic logistics are not so easy to surmount.
Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 06:34
With civil war, the Security Council changed its South Sudan mission from nation building to civilian protection. Even China is sending peacekeepers.