Last update: 2018-07-26 12:02:13
Mayeni Jones from BBC News reports on the violence between herders and farmers in Nigeria, explaining that the conflict between these two groups has escalated, taking six-times more lives than the Boko-Haram insurgency. Drawing from the report of the International Crisis Group, an NGO working to prevent war, Jones writes that the escalating conflict might be contributed to the growing numbers of ethnic militias that possess illegal weapons.Alex Thurston has contributed an article on the Nigeria’s internal issues on Oasis’ website: Nigeria: Jihadist Groups, Migration and the Underlying Causes.
President Trump and his team are preparing a plan to help ease the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, writes Steve Holland for the New York Times. The plan thus far has no release date, and after the administration's decision to move the US embassy to Jerusalem, Palestinians report that they, “have lost faith in the Trump administration to act as a fair mediator…” Despite Palestinian refusal to engage with the deal, the Trump administration maintains hope that Palestinian leadership will read and provide feedback for the plan.
Imam Hashem, a female school teacher in Aleppo, took office in Syria’s opposition council on July 1st. She has told Al-Monitor staff that she dedicates her victory to all of the women of opposition in Aleppo and that although she was running in an election in a conservative society, she “has not encountered difficulties for being a women.” This choice of the council to elect a woman to leadership is expected to set a president for the opposition party.
Julian King, Commissioner of the European security union explains for the Guardian the EU’s counter-terrorism policy. The goals of the policy include efforts to reintegrate families who have been “radicalized,” as well as ways to bring justice to those returning to the EU after participating in Iraqi and Syrian wars.