How to tackle Boko Haram in the Lake Chad Basin?

Boko Haram, renamed Islamic State’s West Africa (ISWA) since its allegiance to Daesh, has come out of its initial local context, based in Nigeria. It is today planning armed violence at regional level, from Nigeria to Niger and from Chad to Cameroon. The violence of this radical group has created an acute humanitarian crisis in the four countries and increased the vulnerabilities of the population. It calls into question the approaches to this armed phenomenon among researchers, the military and developers alike. What action can be taken to fight against this multifaceted phenomenon, which is at the same time political, religious, economic and social? This question was discussed at the Agence Française de Développement.

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