August 21, 2014 15
The grisly murder of James Foley is the continuation of a well-established Islamic extremist tradition of media manipulation. And it works.
July 25, 2014 4
For children caught in conflict zones, death is but the most extreme consequence; other lifelong consequences are commonly absent from our awareness, writes UN adviser Robert Johnson.
July 24, 2014 7
It has been 100 days since the Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped. What did #BringBackOurGirls achieve, and where has the outrage gone? United Nations adviser Robert Johnson writes from Nairobi.
May 13, 2014 2
The Western media is (belatedly) outraged over the abduction of Nigerian schoolgirls. But an international reaction is exactly what terrorist group Boko Haram wants, writes UN adviser Robert Johnson in Nairobi.
May 12, 2014 25
The Western media is finally paying attention to (one sensationalist, emotional story in) Africa. But our focus on #BringBackOurGirls may have got 300 people killed.
March 20, 2012 3
Boko Haram has grabbed headlines in Nigeria for its lethal attacks on military barracks and police stations in northern Nigeria, writes Clair MacDougall, a freelance journalist in Monrovia in Liberia.