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"boko haram" Discussed on Northwest Newsradio
"Gonna start now. I'll put a 1000% in and I'll finish it. If there's not a place for me, I will fight for this country until my last breath. On Wednesday, in Charleston, she's poised to become the first Republican to go up against former president Donald Trump in seeking the presidential nomination. America is the greatest force for good in human history, and we should never be ashamed to say that. For those that don't have our back, we're taking names. I wear heels. It's not for a fashion statement. It's because if I see something wrong, we're gonna kick them every single shot. The announcement will be followed by visits to New Hampshire and Iowa, critics say she'll be tested back in 2016, Hailey said she was embarrassed by Trump and his reluctance to condemn white supremacists. Supporters say she's a savvy executive who's been a regularly underestimated by opponents, and her background as the daughter of Indian immigrants makes her the perfect candidate. She's not expected to stand alone in the ring for long after the midterm elections a wave of high profile Republicans began to openly weigh 2024 bids against Trump, including South Carolina U.S. senator Tim Scott, Florida governor Ron DeSantis and former vice president Mike Pence. I'm Jennifer King. 21 before the hour on America in the morning, Eric Karen served honorably for 25 years as a distinguished special agent and diplomat for the U.S. government he held senior positions with Homeland Security and Interpol. In fact, right now in a location, not in the United States. Are you free to say where you are, Eric? In Uganda. I would assume warmer than most locations here in the U.S.. What's going on in Uganda? So for the last year or so, I've been participating in a mentoring program training East African officials in the area of transnational crime. But bringing officials together in one room from Tanzania, Yukon, Kenya, to cooperate with one another capacity training in the area of environmental crime, wildlife trafficking, human trafficking, and of course those crimes touch terrorism as well because terrorist groups are involved in all those crimes. Are you aware of whether or not Russia is recruiting people from that region of the world to go fight in Ukraine? The Russians are heavily invested in most of Africa. And we know that the Russians issued a PR kind of video to American former soldiers to fight for the Russians. Well, one doesn't have to look to Ukraine for war. It's right at your back door on the continent that you're visiting now. Right now, there's 20 some odd shadow wars in Africa that the U.S. are involved in in Africa, fighting the muzzle and extremists throughout Africa and Africa is the hotbed of extremism right now. Do you believe the U.S. should be there fighting Muslim extremism on the continent of Africa? I think history has will prove me right only because Osama bin Laden initiate the planning of the 9 11 attacks in New York from Sudan. And we, the U.S. government under Bill Clinton, failed to address the threat and that threat only grew, of course we know what happened on 9 11 nearly 3000 Americans died tens of thousands were injured. We have to understand the threat here in Africa is real. It's ongoing from Boko Haram, ISIS and other terrorist groups are alive and well. And I'm very concerned that America right now is distracted what's going on in America. I'm concerned that we may be facing another similar devastating attack if we're not, as I say, switched on. And fight them here on their territory rather than addressing it on our territory. We haven't heard much from Boko Haram at least in the domestic news here in the United States. I recall there was a time when they were running around villages, kidnapping girls, and I think at one time had three, four, 600 young girls with them that they had subjugated. What's that organization look like today? Well, John, the organization is alive and well throughout Africa. The very terrorist groups are active here, very close to where I'm talking to you from today. From Uganda, Tanzania in Kenya. And right next door in South Sudan, the activities of Boko Haram and other editorial groups are alive and well. The government in South Sudan and the safe haven for Muslim extremism, unfortunately. We are not addressing South Sudan with a Pope was just at South Sudan as a safe haven for Muslim extremists. It's a nation without a leader, really. I mean, the leader is somebody that we propped up on the bush and the Obama administration. He is a dictator, conducting mass murders of his own people, unfortunately. So the situation in Africa, John, I'm sorry to say, it's not good. Eric corone is an international security consultant. At this moment, assisting foreign governments from protecting their people, their population and America from rising terrorism in that neck of the Woods. Eric's book is out. It's called switched on, the heart and mind of a special agent, which is your glimpse behind the badge, right? Thank you, John. It really is, it's dedicated to all men and women of law enforcement. They haven't received the gratitude from our politicians in America. And so the book is dedicated to them. And I hope people read it and get a glimpse behind the badge. Like you said, yeah. And available where? Amazon.com, or you can go to switched on life with life as my website. Special agent and former diplomat for the U.S. government, Eric carone. Thanks for being our guest this morning. Thank you, John
Bill O'Reilly: Iran Is Funding a Terrorist Army
"And what about Iran Iran's role in so much of this And again that was another reason why these people talk to me because they want Americans to know how evil the Mueller is really are So in every part of the Middle East and in Africa agents from Iran who were under the control of Soleimani before we vaporized him with a missile fired from a drone and we walked you through that minute by minute But in every part of the Middle East and Africa Iran is funding an arming these horrible terrorists who murder and torture behead innocent people And yet there's no reportage because reporters aren't on the scene People don't know what's happening And everything that does happen is put in a class of 5 files So I'll give you a good vivid example There is right this minute campaigns in Africa involving U.S. special forces on the ground Who are fighting with ISIS and Boko Haram And we depict one firefight that's harrowing And a number of Americans were killed but nobody will ever know that unless they read killing The Killers
"boko haram" Discussed on WBUR
"Islamist group Boko Haram gave them three days to leave whereas And Boko Haram is not just targeting Christians In fact in the case of Boko Haram the show not only gave what was for me and what needed background information to understand the phenomenon in the religious and social context of Nigeria it also brought me up to date with subsequent events involving key characters This is very valuable public service broadcasting Hello over to you This is Caroline in Tatum shala northern India Being listening to the explanation for a couple of months now and I really appreciate the way that the explanation delves into conflicts that are in the very often in the headlines but the origins of which can be rather obscure in recently I learned a great deal about North Korea West Africa Taiwan hello over to you It's castrates It's more like an in depth from our own correspondent from me because the people who are reporting are giving reflections on the place they actually live in and sometimes as listeners we forget that they're not just dropped in So the stories that they are telling they have a deeper understanding of but it's a really interesting program And as always it covers loads of different subjects Well I'm joined on the line now from Belfast by the show's presenter Claire Graham Tell me first of all how did the explanation the program come about It's quite simple really The team wanted a space for people to get a better understanding of some of those big geopolitical issues We just heard them from some of the listeners there Long-standing issues or even terror groups We wanted to provide the background to the whole story if you like so when the story appears in the news that day and you hear the headline or you hear the latest line in a story there's the whole story for you the background And we have this wealth of audio and archive within the BBC that can really help us understand the present situations better Do you think Claire that it kind of exposes a limitation in normal news coverage Yes most news editors or editors of the big daily news strands will save their programs do provide context and an explanation But do you think in a sense the need for this shows that there is a gap I think when our reporters and correspondents come on air and they deliver the back line they do so to provide the balance and the context for the listener to respond to what they're seeing there and then this in a way gives the listener an opportunity to go that step further So it's not that we're limited in our reporting because our correspondence to a brilliantly and are able to condense down information into very short pieces or slightly longer pieces but it's the fact they can go beyond the reports that they're seeing in front of them However what we do is just provide an opportunity for the listener to take one step further for themselves Now listen to kaz says that she thinks there's an element from her own correspondent about the program Do you understand what she's talking about First of all why we use our correspondence to illustrate these stories is because they have this incredible wealth of knowledge and expertise on these topics Our experience with recording these is at the correspondent has really enjoyed the time that they have spent with us sharing that immersive knowledge and remembering that they are living and breathing these stories because they are physically there But what we do slightly differently is that we don't take a story and look at it there and there so a reactive piece to an election results or the immediate reaction to an event we have something that stays there on the shelf and can be picked up and listened to again in different contexts and as different events on fold So in a way you've always got that background piece that will keep you on track as things develop in the present tense Claire Graham thank you very much indeed for joining us Now a frequent topic in the over to you inbox is about what constitutes a story that merits being included in a news program And on top of that what dictates whether it justifies top billing Well there's been a very good example of this in the past week Oh.
"boko haram" Discussed on WBUR
"A 136 girls most of whom were Christian until a month ago obediently chant the first part of the Quran dressed in hijab In fact if you look closely not all of them are chanting It's the first sighting of them yet more than half the 270 or so girls who were kidnapped aren't here whether because they refused to convert or for some other reason we don't know One of the girls is led to the front of the crowd and told to give a Muslim name rather than her Christian one she's clearly frightened Mizunami Establishing the facts around much of the Boko Haram story can be difficult but according to an Amnesty International report in 2021 7 years on from the kidnappings More than 100 girls remained in captivity Kidnapping was a highly effective tactic employed by Boko Haram under the leadership of Abu Bakr Shekau but in May 2021 he died in an apparent suicide bombing He was said to have detonated a suicide bomb blown himself up after having been cornered by a rival faction That faction is called Islamic State West Africa province they've been in existence since 2016 when the so called Islamic State appointed a new leader for them in West Africa called Abu musab Al banau he's believed to be the son of the founder of Boko Haram Muhammad Yusuf And so that decision by IS a year before sheikah had said hey we're losing influence less pledge allegiance to IS and see if that brings us any kind of stability and security again For then I asked to turn around and say actually we don't want you Chicago as the head of our faction in West Africa We want this other guy Abu musab Al banali He tried to hold on Boko Haram split in two There was a Chicago faction and there was faction They were at loggerheads but the fact that he detonated himself after being cornered by fighters from the so called Islamic State in West Africa Kind of signified the end of Boko Haram as we knew it Do you think then that book of ram still is a force to be reckoned with I think you can't discount Boko Haram or ice swap the so called Islamic State in West Africa province These are groups that have been forged by deep structural inequality by a continued lack of investment in education in part of northeastern Nigeria continued lack of economic investment and job opportunities This is all very fertile ground for more recruitment to happen Having a large pool young booming population I remember the first time I went to my do greasy in these children just wandering the streets of the city by themselves You know without any parental supervision there is a huge young population there that is not having the same level of access to education as children in other parts of the country And so as much as you've seen the kind of death of two leaders the structural problems that led to them being so successful in the first place are still there And unless they're addressed unless the poverty is addressed to lack of education the lack of economic opportunities addressed they will always be more young people to recruit into these groups And if I ask and Al-Qaeda are not international extremist groups decide that they want to focus on West Africa as an area of priority This could be incredibly destabilizing not just for the region but for the wider world You've been listening to the explanation on the BBC World Service with me Claire grim My guest today.
"boko haram" Discussed on WBUR
"Kidnapped 276 pupils from a girl's secondary skill in the toy of Chibok in Borno state It's a predominantly Christian town Do you have pockets of Christians living in the north and Muslims living in the south and ship of course one of those places that had a predominantly Christian population And these girls were spending the night at the school because they had exams the following day So many of them lived too far away to go home and come back in time to start the exam so they were staying there And there's been some reporting namely by journalists from The Wall Street Journal that indicates that actually Boko Haram didn't come to the school looking for the girls that they were looking for their groups their ranks were swelling that comes then have enough accommodation for all their new recruits And so they were looking apparently full of brickmaking machine a cement making machine and apparently their school which was a technical school had one And when they walk into the school they found these girls sleeping in some of the dormitories and it was a debate as to whether they should take them or not Some of the men felt that they should kill them But one of the young men who was there by only suggested that they take the girls 276 of them to Abu Bakr and let him decide what to do The first confirmation of the fate of the schoolgirls abducted in Nigeria In a video released today the leader of the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram standing in front of an armored car says I abducted your girls Adds I will sell the women in the market by Allah There's a market for selling humans a la commands me to sell I will sell women Their grief and heartbreak has moved the world It's been three tormenting weeks since the girls were reported missing but since then the authorities have been unable to find them Do you remember seeing those images of the kidnap schoolgirls I certainly do I don't know if they were set in mind you know initially was it a WhatsApp thing Was it emails or are those images being streamed to those girls 'cause to this day I can still see them But for you do you remember that that news coming in and being aware of them Yeah you know at the time it was before I became a journalist with the BBC I became a journalist with the BBC 6 months after they were kidnapped So I was a young woman in London and I was spending a lot of time reading the news because I had always wanted to be a journalist as a kid but never been able to find a way in And I remember seeing this story I was always particularly interested in African stories that didn't seem to be gaining traction in the mainstream media And I remember seeing the images of those girls and hearing about it and it was a story that resonated widely with my family You know I'm not Nigerian where West African But these girls look like people that we might know look like Friends of friends or relatives A 136 girls most of whom were Christian until a month ago obediently chant the first part of the Quran dressed in hijab.
"boko haram" Discussed on WBUR
"Weakening to western ideas and education so they've targeted government and police buildings Hundreds have died mainly militants with reports of civilians being used as human shields thousands are now believed to have fled The streets of my Duggar have been flooded with police and military The enclave of Boko Haram has been stormed there are reports of fierce fighting and gunfire heard across the city The bulk of the attack was in la du green in the northeast 800 people were killed Many of them civilians dozens of their members were arrested including their leader We understand that the police in my degree have told local journalists that the vertical cleric Muhammad Yusuf has been killed while in police custody Remember Muhammad Yusuf was captured late this afternoon He was to be paraded before state officials and the journalists were expecting it to meet him Shortly after that BBC learned from the police that Muhammad Yusuf was dead that he had been killed in police custody and that he had been shot dead That was the first time that the authorities felt that they had dealt with Boko Haram They had managed to destroy this group after he died I think what your authorities didn't realize is that the idea of him would continue to live by killing him They'd made a martyr of him And therefore in many ways killing him in police custody in these very shadowy circumstances helped to galvanize his followers and then led to a year after his death the emergence of a new leader Boko Haram who was a lot savvier when it came to self promotion and using social media and who became known as the face of the organization And that's Abu Bakr.
"boko haram" Discussed on WBUR
"Claire grim and with the help of my BBC colleagues around the world I'll be trying to get a better understanding of the stories that matter to all of us Today Boko Haram high Islamic fundamentalism took hold in northern Nigeria Please note you may find some of the details in this program upsetting Miami Jones became the BBC's correspondent in Nigeria in 2019 Welcome to the explanation Miami Thank you very much for joining us Thanks for having me clam Where I really want to start is just a chat about the lay of the land with this Can you explain to me how the country is divided along those religious and social lines because geography plays its part in their story doesn't it Yes certainly does Roughly speaking Nigeria is split in half with the southern part of the country being the kind of wealthier predominantly Christian part even in terms of its vegetation it looks very different It's very green very humid and perhaps more reminiscent of people's ideas of what sub Saharan Africa looks like whereas the north of the country is a lot dry a lot more arid and in that part of the country the population is mostly Muslim Obviously you have minority Christians and Muslims in both actions and actually you have a stretch in the middle of the country that has a kind of mix of different ethnicities and populations but that's roughly how the country is divided So if you look towards the northeastern region then that became fertile grind for the growth of Boko Haram Yeah exactly I mean it's a part of the country that doesn't have the oil resources that the south has to move tends to be poorer western education particularly is not as entrenched And so over the years many families have tended to send their children to Islamic schools rather than western schools All of this was kind of fertile ground form a young man called Muhammad Yusuf to start preaching in the late 2000s talking about westernized education being Haram being forbidden And that's what the name Boko Haram actually comes from It means western education is forbidden is Haram.
WNYC 93.9 FM
"boko haram" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Rob young with NewsHour live from the BBC in London In Nigeria the government in Borno state says it has closed down all camps for internally displaced people They housed 1.8 million people many of whom had fled their homes after attacks by Boko Haram militants Human rights groups say they're deeply concerned about the cam's closures The BBC's Chris Oakley is in Abuja Why is the government closing the camps Given right now is that over a period of time these displaced camps have become slums and there are a lot of vices going on in the area For instance they mentioned criminal elements now manifesting in some of the camps They also said that there's been prostitution rings and other form of activities that do not dignify humanity And in order to help these people rebuild their life there is need for them to now be reset to in communities where they would know something of semblance of normality other than the usual slum refugee environment or displacement camp that they have been living for the past several years So they're not being returned home then they're being forced to relocate somewhere else Many people especially campaigners see it as a kind of forced resettlement of false relocation As a matter of fact the government said it is giving these people the opportunity of choices to decide if they are ready to go back to the original villages especially some of them the government said as rebuked some houses that were destroyed and made safe and accommodating for them But companies are feeling that these people may still not be very safe because attacks by Islamist militant groups are continuing Soldiers have been running into ambushes The splinter book of Haram group have also been attacking communities invading communities So there's this feeling that these 2 may not be safe enough to be left alone in some of these communities like moving these people to certain debt or to a kind of an unknown situation Even though the government pledge that they are being reset food in areas where there are security facilities where this group could be offside protection by the military The regional government has said that each of the families will be given $200 to help them relocate What your assessment of whether that is enough money to help people make a new start Money will be grossly inadequate to take care of a family of 5 for instance Iman is wife and let's say three children Basically the government has also told humanitarian organizations not to even distribute food or non food items to these new communities being resettled in order to help with the people build resilience to engage in normal activities But the fear is that $200 in Nigeria is seen as about a 100,000 naira and that is not going to be enough to even sustain a family for up to about three months So the remaining parts of the year what will be happening to them that the government has not been able to explain And that is why a lot of them too who have received the money have refused to move Even though they have left the camps some of them have used part of the money to rent houses in the city center in mid ugly and try to relocate their families instead of moving to this interior communities where they are not sure of their security and safety That was the BBC's Chris Oakley there talking to me from Abuja.
"boko haram" Discussed on Newt's World
"Design this. It's a level of chaos and the level of being beyond control. That were very uncomfortable. And i think that we underestimate how many places there are in the world. There were not able to impose civilization in our terms because they have layers of resistance. That are you know. Centuries deep and our life and death. Well that's right. I mean and the other country. That's near somalia. That comes to mind like that his yemen. You've done this very similar thing. We've invested a lot of money a lot of time a lot of troops. Tm in most of it again is out of the headlines or not on tv but you know yemen somalia to countries where yes. There is strong jihadist presence. Yes there's people who are affiliated with al qaeda not trying to minimize that threat. But we've never really figured out a long-term effective strategy for containing insurgencies or containing the terrorist threat from those countries in that regard. And that's something on still worry about. It's not just afghanistan although certainly you know with the taliban chargers legitimate reason to worry there too but there's all sorts of countries like this we can turn to china. All we want at the pentagon that's important i'm trying to dismiss that but the rest of the world's gonna keep percolating. We still haven't figured out a way to confront or deal with these threats ineffective an effective and manageable manner well. In the most populous country in sub saharan africa nigeria and boko haram is a very real threat and we don't have any kind of strategy for seriously helping the nigerian government win that struggle as an example. You say i have two last questions for one is because you've already been covering all this before you got into the stockings so you had years of experience. What was the biggest surprise to you. The biggest surprise in these interviews notes and transcripts were just the frank. Admission of failure of people saying they didn't know what they were doing there. Two in particular there was lieutenant general. Doug lute who the warriors are at the white house under bush and obama and he said we were devoid of a fundamental understanding of afghanistan. He said twenty four hundred lives lost. Who will say this was in vain and for an army general to suggest that when he refers to twenty four hundred lives loss. Of course he tell you about the number of us. Troops have been killed but even suggest the possibility that those lies may have been lost in wien. That's just assange. Because they never do that in the military. You always venerate the sacrifice matter what the situation was and i'm not criticizing here. I think he was being honest. But he's raising this very basic question. What did we accomplish afghanistan. Why did we have to pay this price. The other thing there was an interview with richard voucher who had been in charge at the state department of art diplomacy in south asia including afghanistan underbush. And he said very simply. We didn't know what we were doing. We didn't know what we're doing in afghanistan so here. These senior officials admit that we just plain didn't know what we were doing drugs. You'd never expect somebody to say that right. You always assume that they would be self critical. But just so bluntly admitted. They didn't know what they were doing in america's longest war. That's pretty astonishing and it still sits with me today like that and it's sobering that not having had a strategy people at a very senior level. Didn't stop and say you know we have better hammer out a strategy before we go much further. I mean these things are hard. This world war on the allied side was done recently because yet the americans and the british show work together. They had to actually sit in a room and hammer out a strategy. They couldn't afford to just do everything and they knew it. I mean they were very very aware that you couldn't just throw resources randomly around the planet but that whole discipline has somehow been lost. You see this under obama. When general stanley mcchrystal took over in two thousand ninety he and obama tried to come up with a new strategy mean enhanced counterinsurgency strategy but in the documents. We've paid for the book. There's an interview with a nato official who saying that mcchrystal's original strategy review the seventy page. Report that was shared with our allies. It barely mentioned. Al qaeda just talked about defeating the insurgency in afghanistan but this nato officials said of course the whole reason. We're supposed to be there because of al-qaeda so we get mcchrystal to put it back in right. you know. it was just even at that level. Even when they're doing this major strategy review that has all the time and attention of the white house and the pentagon these still lost sight of why we were there and i was shocked by that. So my last question for you because you've done extrordinary work. This is a major contribution. I which i hope that the professional military education people will take seriously and continue to buy your book for many many years to come. But i'm just curious because you're such a great investigative reporter. What your next big project. While so i have another book working on about a guy named fat leonard and he was a defense contractor to the us navy in asia. He's a malaysian and this became the biggest corruption scandal in. Us military history. This is a case where or than two dozen. Us navy officers have been convicted of bribery related charges. And it's a story of how this sort of fantastic character a malaysian who supplied. Us ships in asia was able to penetrate the navy at very high level. So that's my next project. I hope when the book comes out you'll come back into another podcast because at your fascinating and you do very important original work. And i commend. You and i hope that this podcast will help sell a few more books. Thanks very much for having me. I really enjoyed the discussion and appreciate it. Thank you to my guests craig. Whitlock you can learn more about the twenty year worn afghanistan on our show page at newsworld dot com mitch. World is produced by gingrich we sixty and iheartmedia. Our executive producer is debbie meyers. Our producer is garnsey. Sloan and our researcher. His rachel peterson. The our work for the show was created by steve penalty. Special thanks to the team of gingrich three sixty if you've been enjoying neutral. I hope you'll go to apple podcast. And both rate us with five stars and give us a review so others can learn what it's all about right now. 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"boko haram" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Is very important for the government to change his approach, which they're using. Because the way they do it now, it's like putting a troll on the fire. I think this can lead other shabaab about risks to sympathy. As Islamist movements have spread to countries like Mali, Nigeria and Mozambique. Human rights abuses by some governments have been seen to fan the flames of radicalization. As I heard from Omar Mahmoud, senior analyst at the international Crisis Group. At times, you've had a state that intervened very heavy handedly. And that spirit of backlash. So, for example, in northern Nigeria, the context in which Boko Haram is thrived. There was a statewide crackdown in the state in northern Nigeria against this group in 2000 and nine and their leader was killed, and it was a small group at that time. But that is spurred grievances that have continued throughout the past decade. Many beneficial but in some places like the edge of Kenya's Boni Forest militarization appears to have helped a couple of years ago, it would have been impossible. To come to a village like Yang way without a military escort. But today it is safer and that's because the government has poured troops. Into this area. In fact, right in front of me is one of the military camps I can see about a dozen or so white tarpaulin tents. There's an armored vehicle with The letters AU for the African Union written on it, and this is because the government has really tried to quell the al Shabaab insurgency that's built into Kenya from Somalia. But even though it is safer, there is still a struggle to provide basic services. The ocean goes north that way. Okay to Somalia, local charities often step in to fill the gap. On that Omar setup safari doctors, which brought health care to vulnerable villages, She has seen how remote communities feel alienated and how that allows extremist groups to thrive. Cause is, um land and justice cause is Young people who can't afford, you know further education. It's about.
"boko haram" Discussed on WBEZ Chicago
"Is very important for the government to change his approach, which is they're using, because the way they do it now, it's like putting great role on the fire. I think this can lead other shabaab about risks to sympathy as Islamist movements have spread to countries like Mali, Nigeria and Mozambique. Human rights abuses by some governments have been seen to fan the flames of radicalization, as I heard from Omar Mahmoud, senior analyst of the International Crisis Group. At times, you've had a state That's intervened very heavy handedly and that spirit of backlash. So, for example, in northern Nigeria, the context in which Boko Haram has thrived. There was a statewide crackdown in the state in northern Nigeria against this group in 2009, and their leader was killed, and it was a small group at that time. But that is spurred grievances that have continued throughout the past decade. Thank you, but in some places like the edge of Kenya's Boni Forest Militarization appears to have helped. A couple of years ago, It would have been impossible to come to a village like Tanguay without a military escort. But today it is safer and that's because the government has poured troops into this area. In fact, right in front of me is one of the military camps I can see about. A dozen or so white tarpaulin tents. There's an armored vehicle with the letters a you for the African Union written on it, and this is because the government has really tried to quell the al Shabaab insurgency. That spilled into Kenya from Somalia. But even though it is safer, there is still a struggle to provide basic services. Ocean goes north that way. Okay to Somalia, local charities often step in to fill the gap. Umra Omar setup Safari doctors, which brought health care to vulnerable villages. She has seen how remote communities feel alienated and how that allows extremist groups to thrive. Cause is, um land and justice. The root cause is Young people who can't afford, you know further education..
The Economist: Editor's Picks
"boko haram" Discussed on The Economist: Editor's Picks
"Next the global cost of oppressing women after america and its allies toppled the taliban in two thousand and one primary school enrolment of afghan girls rose from not percent to above eighty percent. Infant mortality fell by half forced marriage was made illegal many of those schools where ropy and many families ignored the law. But no-one seriously doubts that afghan women and girls have made great gains in the past twenty years or that those gains and now in jeopardy the united states is committed to advancing gender equality through its foreign policy according to the state department bequeathing billions of dollars worth of arms and medium sized country. To a group of violent. Misogynists is an old way to show it. Of course foreign policy involves difficult tradeoffs but there is growing evidence that hillary clinton was onto something when she said a decade ago that the subjugation of women is a threat to the common security of our world societies that oppress women are far more likely to be violent and unstable. There are several possible reasons folders in many places girls all selectively aborted or fatally neglected. This is led to skewed sex ratios which means millions of young men are doomed to remain single frustrated. Young men are more likely to commit violent crimes or join rebel groups recruiters for boko haram and islamic state. New this and promise them wives. As the spoils of war polygamy also creates a surplus of single young men multiple wives for men at the top means brooding bachelorhood for those at the bottom. All conflicts have complex causes. But it may be no coincidence. That cashmere has one of the most unbalanced sakes ratios in india all that all of the twenty. Most turbulent countries on the fragile states index compiled by the fund for peace in washington practice polygamy in guinea where a coup took place on september fifth forty two percent of married women aged. Fifteen forty nine are in polygamous unions. China's police state keeps a lead on its many surplus men on its neighbors sometimes wonder whether their aggression may someday seek an outlet. Outside rich democracies the male can ship. Group is still the basic unit of many societies such groups emerged largely for self-defence male cousins would unite to repel outsiders. Today they mostly cause trouble tit. For tat clan feuds spanta blood across the middle east and the suhel tribes compete to control the state often violently so they can divvy up jobs and blue among their kin. Those states become corrupt and dysfunctional alienating citizens and boosting support for jihadists who promise to govern more justly societies based on male bonding tend to subjugate women choose whom that dole says will marry often. There is a bride price. the groom's family pay. What are sometimes hefty sums to the bride's family. This gives father's an incentive to make that daughters. Mary early it is not a small problem. Dowries or bride. Prices are common in half the world's countries a fifth of the world's young women were married before the age of eighteen twentieth before fifteen. Child brides are more likely to drop out of school less able to stand up to abusive husbands and less likely to raise healthy well. Educated children researchers at takes us and dan and brigham young university's compiled a global index of premodern attitudes to women including sexiest family laws on equal property rights. Early marriage for girls. Patra local marriage polygamy bride prices some preference violence against women and legal indulgence of it. For example can rape his escape punishment by marrying his victim. It's turned out to be highly correlated with violent instability in a country. Various lessons can be drawn from this in addition to the usual. Analytical tools policymakers should study geopolitics through the prism of sex that index of sexist customs had existed twenty years ago would have warned them. How hard nation building would be in afghanistan and iraq. Today it suggests that stability cannot be taken for granted in saudi arabia pakistan or even india. Peace talks should include women between nineteen ninety-two and twenty nineteen only thirteen percent of negotiators and six percent of signatories of steals female. The ad piece tends to last longer when women are at the table this may be because they are more ready to compromise over perhaps because a room without women implies a stitch-up between the men with guns without input from non competence liberia got this right and ended a costly. Civil war. afghanistan's new rulers have not more. Broadly governments should mean it when they say they want to liberate half of humanity. Educate girls many of whom have quit school to work on mary. Since nineteen impoverished their families enforce bans on child. Marriage and on female genital mutilation heart. That is in remote villages. Do not recognize polygamy equalize inheritance rights. Teach boys not to hit. Women introduced public. Pensions which undermined the tradition whereby couples are expected to leave with the man's parents because the elderly have no other means of support. Most of these are tasks for national governments. But outsiders have some influence. Since western donors started harping on about girl's education. More girls have gone to school. Primary enrollment has risen from sixty four percent in nineteen seventy two. Nearly ninety percent today campaign is against early. Marriage have prompted more than fifty countries to raise the minimum age since two thousand boys needs to learn about non-violence from local mental 's but ideas about how to design such programs are shared through a global network of charities and tanks donors such as usa. Id and the world bank have done a fair job of promoting property rights for women even if they're afghan efforts are about to go up in smoke. Foreign policy should not be naive. Countries have vital interests and need to deter foes geopolitics should not be viewed solely through a feminist lens any more than it should be viewed solely in terms of economics on nuclear non-proliferation but policymakers who fail to consider the interests of half. The population cannot hope to understand.
Monocle 24: The Briefing
"boko haram" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing
"Headlines and veteran duo gustav pacifico as a very special pop counts down to all that right here on briefing with me. Markus hip a number of nation. Say there is a high threat of a terrorist attack ads couple airports and have warned their citizens not to travel there australia. The us and uk shoot alerts to their citizens. Those already outside. The airports have been advised to leave the area immediately. So what other things currently like in the country. Melissa fung is a canadian journalist filmmaker and author back in two thousand and eight. She was captured by the taliban and held hostage. Melissa's recently returned to afghanistan to make a film about women therefore aljazeera here is what she told monocle. Twenty four so. Georgina godwin about her efforts to help afghan women. I feel so helpless right now. Just trying to get some my friends on the last flight to canada and being told that the taliban not allowing any afghan nationals into the airport only people with foreign passports or allowed even if you have a letter of these from canada you can't get on that plane you can't get into the airport and so i just feel so i just feel so helpless and so it's personal. These women are my friends. I care about them. They're scared they're in hiding. And i can't help them right now. And it's just been really emotional and frustrating couple weeks since the taliban took the country. And i'm not the only one feeling this one day. Somebody who write the story of this community of women around the world networking trying feverishly to get their friends out. And we're all heartbroken. That's the bottom line wolf minister funk speaking to us earlier on delays edition of the globalist concerns about the security of people in afghanistan have been hastened following a warning from the us president. Joe biden about the threat post by a group called isis k. So what should we know about them. But rogers is the author of irregular war isis and the new threat from the margins and he joins me now. Welcome to the program poor. So could you start by telling us about isis. Gay ho closely related. Is this movement to isis. And what is the main difference between them. It's difficult to say how close because in many ways isis itself stretches across quite a lot of the world in lots of relatively small groups there is an overall leadership happened here but essentially. It's not clear whether this is almost something of a franchise rather than assault of tightly organized. Hierarchical body is almost. Certainly not that dude. It has activities right across a hell. It is linked with boko haram in nigeria it to certainly linked twist development of violence just groups in mozambique on the eastern drc and it has also been active as an overall group in role for example the philippines where it took over the marawi in bangladesh where it was responsible for some restaurant bombings and several other. Parts of the world and isis is still active in syria and iraq. Chrissy proposed to be as many as ten thousand followers. Most of whom have gone to ground as far as aniston is concerned. It's as being active there for some years in pretty small numbers and as you said in the introduction isis k. Is essentially a daggers drawn. As far as the taliban concerned having said that the being occasions where because of familial loiters and connections as being local compromised with essentially is is k. Is the loose branch of of isis overall. in eastern afghanistan in the district often owners. Car san district tennyson so isis k. Isis san likes to present itself as the isis presence across afghanistan pakistan. A whole the numbers are quite small. Aware quite spoil. The officials urine type figures. Reckon five hundred one thousand paramilitaries that may have swollen by people coming in from abroad to help. The taliban and also the thousands of people have been released from prison which may include some of them so it is a group which has considerable potential if small and in the current circumstances does present a threat to the us forces us more about the relationship between the taliban and isis gay. How much do they actually share. Very little in a way. I mean if you would take assault of the spectrum If you have the taliban cells who are primarily afghan orientated nationalist. They certainly may have in the low thousands of people coming from outside to aid them including a week paramilitaries from xinjiang province of western china. But overall they are very much a nationalist crew the really originating with the patron in pocket. afghanistan ruler. They do go across. Good go across the border to pakistan Within that to have early in addition to that you have al qaeda which has probably a presence while the old have conscious. Don't go up into a few weeks ago. Claims that al-qaeda had a presence in fifteen provinces. Listen summer them. They're working closely with the taliban. The relationship is being at times uneasy but not impossible. Then you have a number of armed awesome opposition groups and you have isis k. of all the groups isis k. As the one which is openly antagonistic to the taliban claiming that his apostate group not least. Because there's been even prepared to deal with the americans and others won't does is k. Wanted achieved enough company. Star wants to be as dominant as possible and possibly use it as a base for outside attacks. It has this rare advantage so to speak of the us coming to it. It's attack us base afghanistan but they've they're heavily protected now. The us is stuck at the airport with six thousand troops and as a possible target. Which i think is. Why probably is a real threat. In spite of what politician may exaggerate the problem. Here it's one specifically for the americans and the british as well. He's not global security threat as well. It has the potential at isis on. Its own possibly. But the point is it has spread in a number of different countries as indeed has al-qaeda doesn't have a sort of a major base in has a small one in northern pie in northern nigeria but overall it's part of a process And one has to face the idea that this twenty year war on terror is over anything like over is wrong because the underlying conditions why these movements can recruit are still there and if anything getting rather worse. That's was paul rogers or threat security expert. Thank you very much for joining us here. in monaco. twenty four on you're.
NBC Meet the Press
"boko haram" Discussed on NBC Meet the Press
"For air dominance is also changing. Drone swarms stealth technology and advanced fighter. Aircraft will rule the air in future wars. Do you think that the us has air superiority over china in potential conflict. No everybody remembers desert storm and how successful that operation was. We go in. We establish air superiority. And then that gives us freedom of action in the maritime domain on land to sort of go ahead and prosecute operations in those days are gone when we talk about either china or russia. The russian military has invaded ukraine and back. The syrian regime and the russian government has launched cyber attacks and even attack dissidents in other sovereign nations. China has increased its military activity around. Taiwan built man-made islands into military bases in the south china sea at is declared international airspace and waterways. Their own territory. The chance of conflict is intensifying. Especially if china sees the us vulnerable to attack. It could strike. I think in the long term. There is a growing risk of conflict with china because of the potential for miscalculation also looming iranian threats against the us in the persian gulf and the straight of hormone news plus north korea. They have tested long range. Intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of hitting the us and they have thousands of artillery launchers along. The dmz pointed at seoul. Hundreds of thousands could be quickly killed drawing the us into war and the threat from tear. Networks is still very real. al qaeda. Isis boko haram al-shabaab. These are global radical islamic terrorist groups. They still pose a significant threat to the united states to our western allies. We have not sort of really re postured ourselves from the nine eleven wars. If you will to the kind of challenges we're gonna face with china in the future. Is the us ready for the next war now. I don't think most americans have th- really thought about the possibility even though we see tensions rising a much more competitive environment I don't think we've really gone to school to understand the chinese strategic calculus and how we can affect that calculus as part of deterrence. No is ever truly ready for the next war. It faces you go to war in the end with the military. You have not the one that you hope you have. We are getting better. And better at those twenty-first-century tools of war. Let's hope we don't have to actually use them and hope that they create the deterrence that allows us to avoid the next four joining me. Now is the former chairman of the joint staff. That's retired admiral. Mike mullen a mullen. It's good to see appreciate you doing this. Let me start with the issue of military readiness. Right that is a phrase buzzword. You here But you break it down there sort of three questions that my understanding that many many of you learn which is okay ready for what ready for win and what needs to be ready. How do you assess our readiness for america's next one. I mean first of all. I thought that was a really good piece. Chuck the covers a comprehensive. Look at sir. What we're facing. I would say that many of these concerns have been raised for years and that the military has looked at what the what the challenges will be in each of these domains over time. So i think we're ready. Were more ready than sometimes people will give us credit In in terms of preparation. I clearly is a sea change if you will shift to china and i think is the near the elephant in the room in terms of its potential impact. Its growth economy That area of the world centers for the five top economies and clearly there military growth has been significant however and. This is probably partly. Because i've been around a while. I don't wanna paint them or anybody else's ten feet tall but challenges are significant. I think military leadership for years as recognize that these changes are going to occur. The shift is very difficult particularly against some of the old capabilities that we have but it is ongoing and i think we're heading in the right direction. The leadership guest this a thing just just quickly that sort of gets overlooked by a gentleman condos. Comments about people is absolutely critical. We still have the best people in the world. The best military in the world in that regard.
"boko haram" Discussed on Podcast RadioViajera
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Today in True Crime
"boko haram" Discussed on Today in True Crime
"They sought to advance their goal of reshaping nigeria into an islamic state. Security forces retaliated against the boko haram community in bow busy killing dozens and arresting hundreds one. Bow ci state. Governor praised the police aggression as a successful preemptive tactic stop violence. The governor asked the people for their patients. Declaring the situation was completely under control. This would turn out to be as the terrorist leader. Muhammed yusif escalated his holy war across northern nigeria. The next day in yobe state a police station burned to the ground. As security forces battled armed militants in the streets in we'll dill terrorists reportedly pulled drivers from cars and executed them in front of crowds. all over. The north motorcyclist gunmen launched hit and run attacks on police. In maiduguri boko haram hometown use followers attacked a prison hoping to release the leaders who were arrested in the weeks leading up to the uprising throughout the city. Gunmen said christian churches on fire around four thousand civilians had to abandon their homes to flee the violence. The fiercest battle was in maiduguri accounts. Indicate that at least one hundred people were killed in one exchange alone with most being boko haram. It was clear that the nigerian government had not broken. The terrorists will to fight for the next two days. They escalated their counter attacks. On july. Twenty ninth nigerian soldiers raided use of two and a half mile long mosque compound. By the end. Soldiers are thought to have killed around an additional one hundred boko haram warriors but use of had slipped away. Somehow the military commanders still claimed the raid was successful and demolished the compound meanwhile soldiers attacked mosques. And neighbors that allegedly shielded yousef and his warriors. The tactics started to spread..
Fortress On A Hill (FOH) Podcast
"boko haram" Discussed on Fortress On A Hill (FOH) Podcast
"Left out was the week before the kenyan army had bombed an actual soccer game somalia and killed a bunch of kids so this was direct retaliation for that and the worst like the most ambitious internationalised Ambitious type al-shabaab leader in somalia was a guy named go and he was killed back in twenty twelve his whole faction. They've been gone this whole time. So you know you talk about boko haram in nigeria or al-shabaab. A lot of these. Now you start to really stress the phraseology that well these are al qaeda linked groups now if you talk about al qaeda in the arabian peninsula in yemen. These were guys who as i said. Obama said the cia. Start killing them in two thousand and nine they were real ass al qaeda guys. They had bombed the coal. They tried to bomb the uss the sullivans and they had done While when obama started killing them in oh nine they hadn't yet but that christmas just a couple just one month later really. The the war started the very beginning november end of october beginning november. Oh nine and that december on christmas day day sent the underpants bomber to try to blow up the plane over detroit so these are real and later. They did the printer cartridge plot. They did charlie hebdo and a couple of hours. I forget if it was niece or the eagles are death metal concert. One of those massacres in france had come from this same group That was later on. But so obama started killing them in nine but then in order to have the right to kill them he started bribing. The central government to allow him You know guns and money to allow him to fight. Al qaeda net leader is using its guns and money to pick a fight with his enemies in the north of the country. The who 'this group of shiites and everytime he fought them they got more and more powerful. Just like the more the cia bombed al-qaeda in the south they got more and more powerful And there's a of double dealing going on there where the leader abdul lasala was actually playing a double game against americans and backing al-qaeda and the muslim brotherhood against Who these but then he was also backing the who these against al-qaeda and the muslim brotherhood and his own army in order to wear his own army oxy and want them getting too big for their britches so the whole thing is a complete mess and might be why lost against them six times a little bit of a modus vivendi type of a thing anyway..
"boko haram" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"Is it a mistake? The withdrawal? You know, I think it is. Yeah, I think because I think the consequences are going to be unbelievably bad. You know, Uh, women and girls are suffering horribly. In Africa. There's a group called Boko Haram, which kidnaps and rapes girl. It's It's absolutely horrendous. Many years ago they had that was the big story was five years ago. When they kidnapped that whole school of girls, and they played the whole school. They keep doing it and it doesn't even get reported. Never get reported. It was a beat Bernie question. Yeah, they did, In fact, get right. Yeah. So the point is, Uh huh. Are you willing? I won't ask you but George Bush, are you willing to send? You don't have a son if you had a son, Are you willing to say that to Africa to help those girls out? Are you willing to send him to Afghanistan to help those women out and maybe sacrifice his life? No. If the answer is no Then we have no business sending our troops over there. I agree with you. And you know my answer is going to go with Gabriel. But the reason why you hate that question is, it just reminds me Who's the fat guy? The filmmaker that the real more Michael Moore in the movie Fahrenheit stood outside of Congress said it And as the politicians were leaving the Republican politicians, one by one, and we had just started the Iraq war. He was like, Hey, is your kid going to Iraq? Hey, I know you voted. Yes. Are you sending your kid to Iraq and one by one? They didn't answer or they said no. And I found it to be so gross. Even though I agree with you, and maybe even him at the time. That question is such a hard question if it's in the national interest I say yes. Yes, I would say I've read well for all for my son. I would be encouraged him to go and fight for his country. All those kids that went to Iraq Even Pat Tillman, who quit the National Football League, making $3 million a year and died in a lonely cave in Afghanistan. In their opinion, it was the right interest. I know. I know You were right about it, and they were more early on. Yes, early on. In fact, Rob O Neill says the same thing, But but we stayed way too long. We instead of just decimating the enemy, which we did. We stayed there and try to again nation built Nation building does not work never has work. It's a stupid thing to try, and we should abandon the sentiment completely. This is what Rob O Neill said about staying in Iraq, and when we should have gotten out, we should have been out of there in 2000 and three I was there in 2005. That's when we rescued the lone survivor Market Castle. There's a big difference between cities and valleys. They want their valleys, and that's that's what they wanted again. They don't know what time is. We should have been out there a long time ago, he says 2003 Now we stuck around and when we won in 2010 Ramadi we want and although that's Iraq What's he talking about? Afghanistan? Okay, but Iraq also we left and then Isis was born. We, uh, didn't go into Iraq till 2000 and three. I understand that. But when Obama started pulling out all of our troops It's not not. When Isis was born in that area. You have to be smart again. We're not in Syria. I know we have some troops in Iraq, but we're not in Syria, but we have ways to monitor. We have satellites. We have drones. We have the air Force. We have aircraft carriers, right. We have ways to do it without keeping troops on the ground and putting keep putting them in harm's way. I agree that we should be out of there. Yeah, and plus, we don't have the money anyway. Our traffic is up next. So right now it is time for the 77. W ABC clipping today. Listen to the judge, Judge Janine Tunnel to Towers show every Sunday morning at 11 here, Judge Janine gets fired up over leftist socialist mayors. The Democrats have brought the seventies crime story back to America We've had over 10,500 Americans shot in the United States. Since January of this year. Last year, 2020 ended with more than 19,000. Americans killed in shootings the highest death toll in 20 years The preferred method of operation adopted by the leftist Liberal Progressive Radical Police hating Democrat crew is to castrate and weaken. The very people who fight crime.
Idriss Déby, President of Chad, Dies After Clashes With Rebels
"Chad's President, Idriss Deby, has died of his injuries following clashes with rebels in the north of the country at the weekend. The baby sees Catherine be a room GAH has the story. President Idriss Deby had to pull out of an election victory celebration on Monday. His campaign director said he was visiting soldiers battling rebels to the north of the capital. The front for Change and Concord in Chad began his campaign on election Day by attacking a border post with Libya. The vote earlier this month was heavily contested on the main opposition candidates had pulled out, citing attacks by state forces. President Debbie has been criticized for his human rights record, but Is seen as a key security ally by France and other countries in the region in the battle against Boko, Haram and other groups linked to Al Qaeda and the Islamic state.
Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk
Bandits, Not Boko Haram, Responsible for Latest Kidnappings in Nigeria
"And welcome to the foreign desk. I'm andrew miller on join first of all from a by the journalist chico oduor who has followed the story of nigeria's kidnappings since the boko haram raid on jabbar festival out into this program. Is this spate of attacks on schools. There has been in the last few days in wake some lodge some small some successful some not. In the general scheme of things how common have attacks on schools like this. Become in nigeria. They've become shockingly common to be honest. it's almost at the point. where were the nigerian. Public is feeling fatigue. And that's really scary. Because dis should be front burning stories but sometimes you get people not even wanting to even know the details because we've heard this before so the attack that happened. This past monday was actually the fourth that happened since december and then last year there are several attacks and what we're seeing of course is that these attackers are no longer really affiliated with the boko haram islamist movement. It's now just bandits. Criminals are looking for money and this has become a very very lucrative business. To be honest money is being funneled to rescue these hostages. And that's what's keeping this thing going. I mean from between june. Two thousand eleven march last year at least eighteen million dollars was paid to kidnappers as ransom. So for example in kara with three hundred. Schoolboys kidnapped this past december. We learned that some of the parents started to negotiate with the kidnappers. The boys when they were abducted and taken to the forest of northern nigeria. That's cat seen a state in the northeast. So the kidnapped boys. They started to make contact with their parents. You know with their cell phones and so they're talking to their parents and they're saying bring this amount of money in order for us to be freed so the parents started trying to find ways to do that dropping bags off here and there at designated points so in that case we did see parents collecting money fundraising amongst themselves. Also we're seeing professional gauche kind of coming to the fore and this especially we see with boko haram related kidnappings. So that's how we're saying that we're seeing this in the form of the parents themselves. So it was so desperate raising money for their children and also professional shooters because this is a huge market business. That has come forth win. Stories like this. Get reported beyond nigeria. Obviously the media tends to frame them in the context of boko haram because everybody thinks back to that huge kidnapping of two hundred and seventy six goals from sheberghan in bona state. Many of whom still haven't been found again but if this is now more just you're straight up and down ransom seeking banditry. Do we know if there is any overlap between the bandit gangs and boko haram. Is there any possibility that these bandit gangs are being used as fundraising proxies if you will you know again. I think the pentagon where the kidnapping takes place. Those possibilities do exist for example. The one that happened in december with three hundred. Schoolboys boko haram responsibility. But i'm of the belief that it was not boko haram and what's happening in that part of nigeria. There's been a lot of artistic gold mining and so some people feel that that industry which is a very murky industry extraction of gold is somehow contributing to the rise and kidnappings in northeastern nigeria. Sorry northwestern nigeria which is where it happened in december but casino which is where. We saw the kidnappings in the past. Few days is not part of that. So we haven't really seen much bokram activity in kaduna. In the past few years to be honest do a has been a hotbed of just bandits. Guys who literally take up residence in the forest and for the past five years. We've been seeing these kidnappers first of all attacking motorist going from the buddha kaduna expressway. That's been their operation for the past four years. So if you're trying to go up to do now which is a two hour journey. A journey from asia. You could get kidnapped. But now they've gone and started targeting children but it's the same group of people and they have no bocom affiliation at all to be honest so they went from kidnapping motorist and they target sometimes. The huge lorries of passengers coach buses. That take people back and forth. They could also target taxes that tend to be carrying more well to do nigerians. But now they've realized that kidnapping children it's more
Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk
Nigeria kidnappings: What is Boko Haram?
"In almost any country the armed abduction of a single child from its school would be a huge story a crime as rare as it is cruel in nigeria. In recent years the armed kidnapping of entire classrooms has become wretchedly commonplace and recent weeks have seen a further significant uptick of kidnap raids own schools by motorcycle mountain bandits. Dozens of children and several teachers have been taken. Some returned some not the tactic of large-scale school abductions was made infamous by boko haram the islamist militia. Which has spent much of this century menacing northeast. Nigeria in two thousand and fourteen boko haram generated global headlines with the kidnapping of two hundred and seventy six schoolgirls in tabuk in bona state. Many are still missing. It is not clear if any direct role boko haram has played in these most recent kidnappings. It is clear that nigeria has a serious problem. But how does nigeria solve it. Is this crime or terrorism over both and is the remedy policing or counter insurgency. This is the foreign desk. But now they've realized that kidnapping children it's more lucrative. That's literally what this is about. Just where does the money comes from. It really shows you how desperate nigerians have become just to make money the economy ever. Since buhari came into power. It's really gone. Downhill and people are taking desperate measures to make ends meet in fact in the northwest especially. Now it's extremely concerning as the groups have multiplied in terms of numbers. They've grown in terms of strength that mean the jihadist groups are trying to make inroads so we could have a more difficult situation in the northwest. But that doesn't seem to be many a sense of urgency about dealing with these. There is a certain amount of violence. That's involved here. It's it's a form of war not not peacekeeping but that violence has to be located in a broader political strategy of achieving reconciliation. And unless you have that strategy in place more violence almost always just makes things worse rather than better and welcome to the foreign desk. I'm andrew miller on join first of all from a by the journalist chico oduor who has followed the story of nigeria's kidnappings since the boko haram raid on jabbar festival out into this program. Is this spate of attacks on schools. There has been in the last few days in wake some lodge some small some successful some not. In the general scheme of things how common have attacks on schools like this. Become in nigeria. They've become shockingly common to be honest. it's almost at the point. where were the nigerian. Public is feeling fatigue. And that's really scary. Because dis should be front burning stories but sometimes you get people not even wanting to even know the details because we've heard this before so the attack that happened. This past monday was actually the fourth that happened since december and then last year there are several attacks and what we're seeing of course is that these attackers are no longer really affiliated with the boko haram islamist movement. It's now just bandits. Criminals are looking for money and this has become a very very lucrative business. To be honest money is being funneled to rescue these hostages. And that's what's keeping this thing going. I mean from between june. Two thousand eleven march last year at least eighteen million dollars was paid to kidnappers as ransom. So for example in kara with three hundred. Schoolboys kidnapped this past december. We learned that some of the parents started to negotiate with the kidnappers. The boys when they were abducted and taken to the forest of northern nigeria. That's cat seen a state in the northeast. So the kidnapped boys. They started to make contact with their parents. You know with their cell phones and so they're talking to their parents and they're saying bring this amount of money in order for us to be freed so the parents started trying to find ways to do that dropping bags off here and there at designated points so in that case we did see parents collecting money fundraising amongst themselves. Also we're seeing professional gauche kind of coming to the fore and this especially we see with boko haram related kidnappings. So that's how we're saying that we're seeing this in the form of the parents themselves. So it was so desperate raising money for their children and also professional shooters because this is a huge market business. That has come forth
The BreakPoint Podcast
Nigeria is at risk of becoming a failed state
"Just the last few weeks to mass kidnappings took place both at schools in northwestern nigeria and the first unidentified gunmen attacked a boarding school. Killing one student and kidnapping forty two others a week later. Thirty eight of those. That were a ducted. Were rescued presumably by government forces. But the day before that rescue unknown gunmen kidnapped over three hundred girls from a boarding school in a nearby state on tuesday. The ap reported that two hundred and seventy were released now. It's not clear whether these kidnappings were driven by ideology ransom money. Though of course motive doesn't make much of a difference to those who are kidnapped or their families not dimension in places like northwestern area and profit are not mutually exclusive motives. Win hostages are released by boko. Haram and other extremist. It's almost always because some ransom has been paid and regardless of motivation. The average nigerian especially the average nigerian christian lives in constant threat for their personal safety. Nigeria's inability to guarantee the basic safety of its citizens now has observers asking whether or not this country is on the verge of becoming a failed state. That's the official term for a state where the government is no longer really in control. It's a label. Most often applied to countries like yemen or somalia where basic institutions are virtually non-existent. At least when it comes to protecting the christian population and institutions. They're nigeria's government hardly seems like they are in control because groups like boko haram and fulani militants operate with a defacto immunity in nigeria. Their actions against christians. There are given defacto legitimacy. If the government's blind eye is not intentional. It's fair to ask. Whether or not the government's authority even can extend beyond abu nigeria's capital city. German max weber famously defined a state as a human community that successfully claims the monopoly on the legitimate use of physical force within a given territory using even that most basic standard nigeria is clearly failing groups like icon have documented the violence in the northern part of the country where christians are killed wounded assaulted and abducted with regularity sometimes daily regularity by boko haram and fulani militants and nigeria is not the only country on the world watch for christian persecution that is also characterized as a fragile or even a failed state seven of the top ten countries on the open doors list also ranked high on the fragile states list which is produced by the fund for peace nigeria ranks ninth on the world watch list and ranks fourteenth on the fragile states index and this pattern makes both political and biblical sense a state that cannot effectively restrain or punish perpetrators of violence is in no position to protect the religious freedoms of its citizens as the apostle paul told the rahman's government is instituted by god in order to execute wrath on the wrongdoer that's why we're to obey the government including paying our taxes not because the government somehow morally praiseworthy. I mean rome certainly wasn't but because it has a god ordained role in keeping the peace and paul urged timothy pray for kings and all who are in high positions so that we citizens may lead a quiet peaceable life godly and respectable in every way but around the world many of our brothers and sisters don't even have that option of living the kind of quiet and peaceable lives that we hear take for granted and yet so many of our brothers and sisters around the world still manage to live in a godly and dignified way which is a powerful testimony to the legitimacy and the vitality of their faith as we pray for persecuted christians in nigeria and elsewhere we should also pray for the stability of their nations even for their government leaders. We should pray that they would have the courage. And the capacity to end insurgencies like boko haram and whenever possible. We should ask our nation and it's leaders to intervene or at least assist in squelching the chaos because without national stability. Our brothers and sisters around the world are kind of like sitting ducks at the mercy of those who wish to do them harm and they have no hope of living quiet and peaceable lives
Attacks on Nigeriasschoolsarea way of life,butkids are returning to class
"Tax on schools in northeast nigeria and elsewhere a- a way of life and their impact is devastating on children's mental health despite the dangerous boys and girls returning in their thousands to places that were previously in the grip of boko haram extremists according to the un fund.
NPR News Now
Gunmen in Nigeria Attack School, Abducting Dozens and Killing a Student
"Nigerian troops are searching for forty two people kidnapped during an attack on a boarding school in the northwestern part of the country. Npr's ada peralta has details. Witnesses told local tv. That gunmen stormed a boarding school. Inisia- states on wednesday. The government says the attackers killed one student and abducted more than two dozen others. The identity of the gunman was not immediately clear but the islamist group okla haram has often carried out these kinds of kidnappings in northern nigeria. Two months ago gunmen kidnapped. Three hundred and fifty schoolboys in about one hundred schoolgirls of nearly three hundred kidnapped by boko haram in two thousand. Fourteen are still missing in a statement. The human rights group. Amnesty international says education is under attack in nigeria. It said quote. No child should have to choose between their education and their life. Npr news nairobi.
Houston Public Media Local Newscasts
Gunmen kidnap students, staff from school in Nigeria
"From nigeria. Say gunmen have kidnapped a large number of students from a school in the north central part of the country. A number of boys from the boarding school were abducted overnight. It's not clear who the assailants are. Or how many boys were taken nearly seven years ago. A group of boko haram kidnapped nearly three hundred nigerian schoolgirls. Not all girls have been freed or
THE NEWS with Anthony Davis
More than 300 Nigerian schoolboys kidnapped by gunmen Were Rescued.
"Of cat scene state said bringing relief to many families. I think we have recovered. Most of the boys governor me bella. Massari said in a televised interview with state channel and ta abduction grip the country already incensed by widespread insecurity and evoked memories of boko harms. Twenty fourteen kidnapping of more than two hundred seventy schoolgirls in the northeastern town of chiba took last friday nights gunmen raided the government science secondary school in sina on motorbikes and marched the boys into ru forest in the biggest such incident in the lawless region in recent years massari said a total of three hundred and forty four boys held in the forest had been freed in neighbouring zamfara state. The boys were on their way back to cat zena and would be medically examined and united with their families today. Massari said a retired health worker whose thirteen year old son was. Among the kidnapped boys could not contain his joy at their release. He's only concern now. Was reuniting with his son. He said boko haram has claimed responsibility for the kidnapping in an unverified recording the video which features boko haram emblem shows a group of boys in a would pleading help us help us the father of one of the missing boys who gave only his first name. Emma said his son was one of the boys who is heard. speaking in the video. Boko haram has a history of turning captives into jihadist fighters if it's claims a true its involvement in northwestern nigeria marks geographical expansion in its activities. But it could have purchased the boys from local criminal gangs with which it's been building ties armed gangs that robin kidnap-for-ransom widely referred to as bandits carry out attacks on communities across the northwest making it hard for locals to farm travel on tap rich mineral assets in some states such as gold. Such gangs killed more than eleven hundred people in the first half of twenty twenty alone according to the rights group. Amnesty international a former acting chief the us department of homeland security's intelligence office has told congress. The dhs
BBC World Service
Hundreds of kidnapped schoolboys have been freed in Nigeria, officials say
"Say hundreds of schoolboys kidnapped last week by militants claiming to be from the Islamist group Boka, Haram. Have been released. Officials in cats in the states a 344 boys have been freed, although they are in good health and will soon be released to their families or the reports are suggesting some remain in the hands of their captors. Nigeria's presidential spokesperson garb Isha, who told the BBC exactly what had happened. Well, you know, As we have said they were little commanders have said they they had to feed the entire place where they were held All of the parameters and showing exactly fishing had been identified by the military. The day after the abductions, and all of these things took that much time because nobody wanted to bring the corpses back home. There was no shooting. They totally and circled the location. And I'm sure that immediate impossible for anyone to smuggle anyone out. So that was the presidential spokesman Garba Shoes. So, Woz book around behind this, Or was it bandits out for money? Who'd been suggested by some officials? Well for more I spoke to earlier to our head of our BBC houses, service and you tangle. I can confirm to you that the cuts in a state government told us that 344 boys have are now in the custody off. Some forested governments on Fara is the neighboring country estate on off course, the information with God it is that the boys were handed over to Nigerian security personnel around a forest in Saffy local government in Zamfara state. And they were droving in trucks toe good, So the capital of Zamfara state, So it is this morning that they are going to find their way to cut Sena where they're expected to be reunited with their families. But what is not clear is that you know, the yesterday in the afternoon, Boco Haram released a video Where one of the boys were saying that the 500 plus boys in the forest, but what we know now is there are 344 boys that have been handed over to Nigerian government. And as you say with that question of whether they're still more boys being held captive. There's also another question that many I mean questions abound. But one of them also is how the boys were released whether any money exchanged hands, especially because government muscly had declared categorically that they wouldn't pay a ransom either to book our Army said they wouldn't negotiate with him or hand over money, too. The gunman who he said they were negotiating with. Well, the information with get it through five is that the Nigerian government did not pay any ransom. It was true negotiations with the group. So what we know so far is that these boys were abducted by a criminal gang off some bandits in cats in a state And they took them over to some for a state. But you know there are links between these criminal gangs and Boko Haram. This is now clear, but I think there was a group in the forefront of the negotiation, which is very popular in Nigeria. Miyata Laugh Lanie Association, So there are links between these groups and this, you know social cultural groups in northern Nigeria, and that is how the went on a negotiated what they claim there. Was there were no ransom paid, and I leave you in that video. I mean, I know you as the editor of the Household Service had poured over that video quite carefully, And they made the syriza of demand through that young man, one of them being about these Fulani herdsman or the Fulani gunman. Bond. There's been a lot of debate a lot of questions a lot of protests about the activities of these gunmen in northwest Nigeria. Surely negotiating with them is now only going to fuel this kind of debate in Nigeria and the questions about insecurity in the area, even though people are elated that the boys have been released. Yes. So The problem now is what other demands off these groups on one of the major demand is that the vigilante group that is the local security that is there in his own for A and Carson estate should be disbanded because these bandits are claiming that the local security personnel that's the vigilantes. Uh, killing their men. So what we don't know is if government will agree to that demon on disband this local vigilante. But what is clear is that there is high insecurity and the Nigerian security personnel talking about the Nigerian Army Air Force on Nigerian police on not capable and have shown that they don't have Enough one power to secure the area. The editor of our BBC Houses, Service Alley, you
African Girls Access Avenue to achieve aspirations and rights: UN deputy chief
"Empowering goals in africa can put them on the fast track to achieve their aspirations and basic rights to which they're entitled but too often denied that's according to the un secretary general muhammad. Who's on a two week. Solidirity visit to west africa and the suhel to underscore the united nations support for the region during the ongoing covid nineteen pandemic in a wide ranging interview with the un mission. Maneuvres radio network mikado fm. The deputy u n chief discussed the importance of education. As a foundation to advancing gender equality. Josefina began by asking what the best way forward was for empowering women and girls first of all we have to understand that what we actually doing is providing an avenue for them to achieve their aspirations and basic rights so sometimes when one talks about empowerment is trying to give something no. You're trying to ensure that you open up that space that they acquired rights and education is one of them It's a building block There'll be many of the things that will come to empower a woman But a girl needs to be in school. She needs the foundations She needs the basic elements of education whether their civic the language the math the science everything that helps such stop. churning her brain her aspirations her dreams and connecting them with this this possible that can communicate it so it's really important that that education happens because it opens up the mind to the possibilities. Is it a matter of coffee. Increases confidence it. it You you understand. Better your place in society you'll rights Even if someone else's translating them differently if they're harmful practices in your coaching you begin to understand if that's harmful and that it's not okay And so. I think it's a it's a place that you learn about society about your individual responsibility so for every right. There's an obligation. It's not just about taking it's also not giving And so there's a lot that goes into education about learning your history It's it's a. It's a life long experience education but those building blocks in the beginning of very important for nurturing the mind into region. How do you see d education. Where are the needs. You know for me. Every time someone asks me that question. I remember that. I was educated in the suhel On primary school was as it should be that we had all the basic amenities including a school feeding With nutritious food but it was a place of learning on. It is the skills that i took on and i built a secondary education. Is those skills that allow me to do the things that i do today which is to get a job but better than that. If i don't get a job. I couldn't look around me and i can create the opportunities and i can look for the skill set but i need to move further with it. What does that mean case like. Go to school. I come out to the degree. And i'm looking for a job and i can't find one but because i have the wherewithal i can decide that i will take a job at not train for I can decide that. Perhaps i'm going to set up a soap making factory but because i have an education i can look for the business plan because i can read. I can light. And i've been taught math and science. I can put all of that together and make my business. Education is not just the job. it's the tools it gives you to create To create the work around you More recently i was in a camp With the internally displaced people from from boko haram and we had a group of women Will and girls And i said to them. So what would you prefer an educational skill set and this. Both because with the education comes. Knowledge with the skill set comes in ability to create An and that was very interesting for me and the young girl said they wanted to western education. The older women said we wanted an islamic education but both wanted skills because that's to them was the connection with the light hood. It was a connection with an income. It was in connection with that economic empowerment. That for them so important. For their family
Nigeria ‘Blindsided’ by Trump Travel Ban, Its Top Diplomat Says
"Secretary of state Mike Pompeii always met with Nigeria's foreign minister just days after that country was added to the US travel ban is NPR's Michele Kelemen reports Nigerian officials are expressing disappointment over the move Nigeria is a key partner in fighting ISIS Boko haram and other terrorist groups and as Pompey points out it's also a major trading partner that's why Nigeria's foreign minister Jeffrey on yama was so surprised that the US announced it would no longer issue immigrant visas for Nigerians we were somewhat blind sided with the announcement of the visa restrictions by the by the U. S. he says Nigeria has been working through the concerns that the U. S. raised about passports and sharing security information Nigeria was one of six countries added to the trump administration's travel ban last Friday Michele Kellerman NPR news the state
All Things Considered
Nigeria working to have U.S. travel ban lifted -foreign minister
"Just days after the trump administration added Nigeria to a visa ban list secretary of state Mike Pompeii met with the country's foreign minister is NPR's Michele Kelemen Nigeria is a key partner in fighting ISIS Boko haram and other terrorist groups and as Pompey points out it's also a major trading partner that's why Nigeria's foreign minister Jeffrey on yama was so surprised that the US announced it would no longer issue immigrant visas for Nigerians we were somewhat blind sided with the announcement of the visa restrictions by the by the U. S. he says Nigeria has been working through the concerns that the U. S. raised about passports and sharing security information Nigeria was one of six countries added to the trump administration's travel ban last Friday Michele Kellerman NPR news the state
Rebuilding lives after terror in Cameroon
"Meru a bustling regional capital set in the dry and dusty plains of numbering cars ten times over they ferry people around the city of around Hoffa million people many who live here have been through the most matic experiences having been forced to flee villages close to the border which had been attacked by terrorists line to Boko Haram or other obs- How do we get these women or any victim to recover and rebuilder lives and that's of course much more complicated because it requires a lot of longer term assistance Daniel Dickinson and in this special UN use the leaders on podcast from Cameroon. I'll be looking at what can be done for people who have suffered at the hands of violent extremists people who through no fault of their own have lost everything and who now need somehow restart their lives it's noon and the hottest time of the day and Moore but trees provide comforting shape right at this outdoor workshop a couple of blocks from the main thoroughfare of this city one man and four women in brightly colored robes sit in a circle on the floor working diligently stitching leather sandals the leather has been cured from slaughtered animals and the souls and made from discarded vehicle tires it is one of the women in June two years ago she was forced to flee her home in the town of Mohra and what's the north of Moore after it was attacked by Boko Haram everybody got Amanda mckellar dignity coogan embody local there was fighting but I didn't realize I was frank read at the time my husband had gone to work he was killed there the local chief came by my house and told you that had to flee the children that day I was so scared had never felt feel like this before I don't know how to explain it I didn't eat a had no strength I was overwhelmed by the situation I'm in to Sally's home was burnt to the ground in panicked surrounding that attack she lost everything she still doesn't know what happened to her husband whose body she's never seen she now makes up to two passive sandals each week and sells vegetables on a small stand outside the workshop to make ends meet these offer only sources of income so she's pleased to have received the training I like walking IBP thanks because I would like to get more training and then maybe have the strength to raise my children my husband died two years ago and it's only now that I'm beginning a new life with I five hundred to sally as just one of around two hundred fifty thousand people who fled terrorist attacks in northeast Cameroon in the vernacular of the UN she's known as an internally displaced person or ADP body it's not just cameroonians reflected by terrorist groups like Boko Haram as I spoke to her some two hundred and fifty kilometers north tens of thousands if people were pouring across the border from the Nigerian town of Ram just a few miles away into the village of Gura in Cameroon honoring renewed attacks by terrorists
News in Brief 18 September 2019
"This is the news in brief from the United Nations. U N Chief Antonio Guitarist and head of the Red Cross Peter Mirror joined forces on Wednesday to call for an end to the use of explosive weapons in cities it live in Syria and the Libyan capital Tripoli out today enduring a hail of bombs and shells they said in a statement the appeal to all parties to armed conflict wants that fifty million people are affected in the world by lethal devices including those that have a wide impact area in populated zones owns citing estimates indicating that nine in ten casualties of urban warfare are civilians the UN at Red Cross chiefs also noted how clashes in the Yemeni city of Aden Aden had left at least two hundred thousand people without clean water and how wider conflict set the country's development back two decades in Iraq. They added one and a half million. Am people had been internally displaced across the country by conflict and are unable to go home in a reminder to State that twenty nineteen marks the seventieth anniversary of the Geneva Conventions which say that even wars have rules the heads of the UN and Red Cross urged countries to create mechanisms to mitigate and investigate harm to civilians and ensure accountability entity to the human rights council now where Cameroon has reaffirmed its determination to lead tireless combat against Boko Haram extremists addressing the forty seven member body in Geneva Ambassador Bella and Bella journ also noted that numerous positive steps had been taken for durable pace following clashes between english-speaking the separatists and government forces after explaining the President Paul Beers decision to hold a grand national dialogue with all sectors of Cameroonian society aim to resolve the conflict flicked the ambassador noted that there would be no impunity for those responsible for the attacks in the northwest and southwest of the country and finally more people everywhere everywhere should talk into Mediterranean style menus to counter the threat from easy to eat processed meals that can meet bad for their health and the environment you an expert said on Wednesday stay at a food and Agriculture Organization event in Italy. FAO Director-general coup Dongyue explained that traditional and indigenous eating patterns like the Mediterranean Diet often promote local produce and have a low carbon footprint with its reliance on grilled meat fish and olive oil the southern European menu has long been regarded guarded as a healthier alternative to it sometimes stodgy northern neighbors despite these benefits the Mediterranean Diet and others like it up being lost. Mr Dongyue warned amid population growth globalization and urbanize -ation with funding from the Italian government. FAO is working to promote the Mediterranean Diet in Lebanon and Tunisia the lessons learned from this project will be transferred into policies to promote the Mediterranean dot more broadly as part of the Sustainable Development Goals Twenty thirty agenda. The agency said in a statement Daniel Johnson U. N. News.
Cameroons place of terror now a land of hope
"This is natalie hutchinson with you. On news a dusty dry and conflict affected area in the far north region of cameroon has been turned into a land of hope according to a mentor for people displaced by the activities of terrorists in the west african country. The small plot of land next to corgi town was once a no go area due to the presence of militia associated with the outlawed boko haram grew now has been transformed by local internally displaced people into a productive garden garden providing food to the community and an income to the participants ebrahim geogra- supports the internally displaced people in the garden which has been funded in part by by the u._n. Development program. He's spoke to you in newses daniel dickinson as the harvest a fruit and vegetables took place a my name is <hes> ibrahim geogra- <hes> <hes> peace activists walking with u._n. System here in far north region of cameroon specially u._n._d._p. Van de the mental so many i._d. Piece on haas people to give them up for them to develop do opportunity that can help them to have a livelihood and to support the families especially the <hes> like this woman my sister mahamadou she is an i._d. Piece we start to walk about with we've since <hes> t and now we meant to put in place a small business that can help him reclaim her. You see this assists defeats that mental refer all of them. Can you describe where we are and what's happening here. We are here in kogi. This is i._d. Fields <hes> sometime display is considered like <hes> no-man's-lands because even the community cannot oh come here to make activities like that to make a farm because so many people are very very afraid about the attacks offer book around and even around here a military checkpoints to block the people to enter into access for displays but today this no-man's-land displays of tier or have been transformed for the land of hope. Can you describe the fom tom how it looks in front of us get so many kind of a videotape here in this farm owner whose salads so many tomatoes toes on here is a call on it is a values buddy is buried with various vegetable that existing. What strikes me is that it's incredibly bradley green. We're surrounded by sahelian bush which is very sandy and very dry and suddenly we're in an oasis yeah when you see this farm and when you see these players is silent plus the genius of a these people great people especially a._d._p.'s host people fool put in place this kind of inner city to give the green vision of life and here this farm is a bio fund found door is not fetilizer i she michael fertilizer and why is it important to bring people together. Bringing people together is uh to give cuisine and social harp for all this committee have who have been suffering about the problem problem of crisis of boko haram because you know boko haram isa most catered group around the world and especially this town. Have i've been suffering. This is what we work with support if a u._n._d._p. On so many partners to develop this kind of initiative that can put people together to have a social tolerance and living together is it working is very walking because <hes> you you know we've just kind of get a now dig it. <hes> developed the initiative cds. It is to hit her. Maybe after decision they can get even five <hes> cease thousand dollar and it is very important for them to get up.
Young Chadians join terrorist groups due to ignorance
"This is n._p._r. News young people in charge are joining outlawed terrorist groups because of ignorance according to traditional either in one of the most insecure and unstable parts of the west african country yusuf and boom ba me he's the chief of the canton of boll and presides over a large swath of lake chad an area area where many young people have been recruited or forced to join terrorist groups such as boko haram daniel dickinson travelled with yousufi boom ba me to the island of doc meeting do where up to three hundred men women and children were abducted at gunpoint by boko haram fighters in two thousand fifteen we are now a the village is the island of gamero. The length of the island is about five kilometers the population out sorry about five thousand seven hundred and fifty annoying ireland rural <hes> population so you no some depend on the means of the population. Some homes have have a <hes>. You know houses is a uh compound made of halves. You know as eli seeing boko haram has visited this island on many occasions. What did they do when they came in the year. Two thousand fifteen boko haram invades village ends a have the forced people men women young people to join them <hes> so as a forces them to jane so about two to three hundred people young people women's and even adults. It's in those they forced them to bring that to join boko haram in nigeria territory and what did boko haram due to the village was a came they invade some bonus even the k- <hes> some compound and some <hes> you know crops and they get the cattles people has pledged to to flee and abundance a village. Did they kill any people as as thought as installs a slaughter three to three to five people as in this religion. We're sitting in a meeting place in the center. The village outside and we're surrounded by many men of the village how many of these men were forced to join boko haram. I'm what was their experience. When the koran invade this village they took about two to three hundred pickles so among these people that are someone who joined and but they came as they have been forced to so many. I've been foster to to something you cannot. The you know consciously speaking cannot <hes> stay so the have <hes> succeeded in freeing the rank of requirements came back to the village you too so now. Is it a the relative security. What did they do. During their time with booker haram bukharan came to <music> sanchez a new religion is new islamic religion so many people has to go in to john's his new megyn but <hes> <hes> what makes people goes is knows ignores. People has not gone to school. They have not be educated saw aw they cheated them to go by saying that when you will you join because you will get plenty money you'll become rich rich and wednesday when some of the poll has reinforced <hes> because there are in poverty in poverty very high situational precarity so they went the when we have realised than have been cheated you know even because of been obliged to vote decided to to freesias ankle during combat divisions not inhabited and how is the village now the j two stains village agenda that go by our activities jesus by farming cattle haddon.
News in Brief 29 July 2019
"This is the news in brief from the United Nations U N Secretary General and Tony Cottee his extended his condolences to the families of those killed in Sunday's landslides in the southern Chinese province of Guizhou following heavy rains in a statement. And released on Sunday Mister Gutierrez said that he was saddened by the loss of life and destruction of property caused by landslides according to media reports at least thirty six are believed to have died in the landslides which occurred on Tuesday in a village. Glitch in switching county. Mr Bush went on to commend the search and rescue operations being conducted by the government of China is rains continued to fall in offer the assistance of the United Nations if needed to assist in these efforts in the killing of some sixty five people by suspected Boko Haram terrorists in northeast Nigeria is been condemned by Filippo Grandi head of the U._N.. Refugee Agency U._N._H._C._R. as a terrible massacre in a tweet published on Sunday Mr. Grandy wrote that grave insecurity continues to devastate civilian lives in the region including more than two million displaced people and refugees according to media reports gunmen opened fire on a funeral at a village near might agree the capital. Of Birth State killing several immediately while others died trying to chase away the attackers militants from groups such as Book Aram have contributed to a decade-long humanitarian crisis in Borno civilians have borne the brunt of a conflict that. Has led to widespread forced displacement in human rights violations in finally more than forty thousand members of the scouting movement are being encouraged to stand up for human rights it to twenty four th World Scout Jamboree currently underway at an adventure central camp in West Virginia in the United States. The Jamboree brings together scouts from around the world to promote peace in mutual understanding and develop leadership and life skills these year the U. N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michel Bushley Stoltze Scouts.