Why Peacekeeping Fails

The United Nations was not even three years old when it launched its first peacekeeping mission in 1948. For the last 70 years, it has…

The Not-so Golden Silence of the Nigeria Diaspora

There is now an increasing and widespread recognition that President Muhammadu Buhari has failed to take control of the security situation in Nigeria. I am alarmed by the strikingly high number of unarmed and defenseless women being raped, kidnapped and killed in Nigeria, and especially that this horrific trend continues to worsen. Conflict affects development, however it chiefly impacts the lives of women and children. According to Tomori Uriel, student of Mass Communication at the University of Ilorin “the experiences of women and young girls have been so infelicitous till now”. This further legitimizes my deep concern regarding the continuous disadvantageous treatment towards women and young girls in Northern Nigeria.