View on Africa: Buhari's diplomatic offensive against Boko Haram


The issue

Nigeria’s newly elected President Muhammadu Buhari has made the fight against Boko Haram one of his key priorities. Since his inauguration in May this year, he has toured West Africa to reinforce a regional approach to tackling Boko Haram.

In this week’s View on Africa David Zounmenou, a senior research fellow based in ISS Pretoria, asked if this regional approach has accomplished anything significant and whether Buhari’s engagement, both in the region and beyond, is an effective strategy against Boko Haram.

Key points

What to watch

The key question will be how to sustain the recently forged alliance between Chad, Niger and Nigeria in the fight against Boko Haram.

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