Nigeria: Northern Delegates in Crucial Meeting Over Insecurity

[Leadership]Worried by the spate of killings and general insecurity pervading the northern part of the country, delegates to the ongoing National Conference from the north have scheduled a meeting today in Abuja to discuss the thorny issue.

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Zimbabwe: Zanu PF Divided as Succession Race Hots Up

[New Zimbabwe]VICE President Joice Mujuru and Zanu PF Secretary for Administration Didymus Mutasa on Saturday took turns to attack the rival Emmerson Mnangagwa faction, accusing the ambitious group of attempting a coup against the incumbent President Robert Mugabe’s leadership within Zanu PF.

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Nigeria: Security Forces and Insecurity

[AfricaFocus]“Boko Haram is both a serious challenge and manifestation of more profound threats to Nigeria’s security. Unless the federal and state governments, and the region, develop and implement comprehensive plans to tackle not only insecurity but also the injustices that drive much of the troubles, Boko Haram, or groups like it, will continue to destabilise large parts of the country.

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