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19 September 2017

There are multiple social and environmental stressors acting upon the population of the Lake Chad basin. Boko Haram, the largest non-state armed group in the region, has exacerbated and benefited from these stressors.

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  • 19 September 2017
    What’s Next?

    Ousted Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif will appear in court on 19 September to answer charges by the National Accountability Bureau. South African Deputy Foreign Minister Nomaindiya Mfeketo is on an official visit to Syria and Lebanon, 19-23 September.

  • 14 September 2017
    What’s Next?

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe concludes his visit to India on 14 September. The India-Nepal Surya Kiran military exercise ends on 16 September. A by-election will be held in ousted Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif's electorate on 17 September.

  • 6 September 2017
    What’s Next?

    Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi concludes her visit to Singapore on 7 September. Also on 7 September, the Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, will meet with US President Donald Trump.

  • 29 August 2017
    What’s Next?

    The second “Australia Business Week in India” will take place across six Indian cities from 28 August to 1 September. China will host the 2017 Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) Summit in Xiamen, 3-5 September.


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