The Newsmakers

Boko Haram Leader Abubakar Shekau Reportedly Declared Dead Again

This is the sixth time since 2009 that Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has been declared dead. Details vary, but local media reports citing intelligence sources claimed Shekau detonated a vest filled with explosives when rival fighters of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) tried to capture him in his base of operations in Sambisa Forest in northeastern Nigeria. Boko Haram, under Shekau’s leadership, is mostly known for the kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls from the town of Chibok in 2014. Boko Haram is also linked to the deaths of at least 30,000 people and the displacement of millions more in northeastern Nigeria. What would Abubakar Shekau’s alleged death mean for counter-terrorism efforts in the region? Guests: Kola Ologbondiyan National Publicity Secretary, The People's Democratic Party (PDP) Philip Idaewor Chairman of the UK chapter of Nigeria's ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC UK) Remi Sonaiya Presidential candidate for Kowa Party in Nigeria's 2015 elections Mellissa Fung Journalist and filmmaker

Picture This: Brussels Attacks Anniversary

Picture This: Brussels Attacks Anniversary

The Newsmakers: America's Anti-Terror Strategy

The Newsmakers: America's Anti-Terror Strategy

The Newsmakers: America's Anti-Terror Strategy and Australia Redefining Racism

The Newsmakers: America's Anti-Terror Strategy and Australia Redefining Racism

Showcase: 'I Am Not Madame Bovary'

Showcase: 'I Am Not Madame Bovary'

Russia Cuts Diplomatic Ties With NATO

Russia Cuts Diplomatic Ties With NATO

Syria: Assad Regime and Opposition Agree To Begin Constitutional Reform

Syria: Assad Regime and Opposition Agree To Begin Constitutional Reform

Hezbollah Protest Against the Beirut Port Blast Judge Turns Deadly

Hezbollah Protest Against the Beirut Port Blast Judge Turns Deadly

Can the EU Take Lead to Save the Iran Nuclear Deal?

Can the EU Take Lead to Save the Iran Nuclear Deal?

ICJ Rules in Somalia’s Favour in Maritime Border Dispute With Kenya

ICJ Rules in Somalia’s Favour in Maritime Border Dispute With Kenya

Iraq Election: Sadr Gains Strength but No Clear Winner

Iraq Election: Sadr Gains Strength but No Clear Winner

Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz Steps Down Over Corruption Inquiry

Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz Steps Down Over Corruption Inquiry

Nobel Peace Prize Goes to Journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov

Nobel Peace Prize Goes to Journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov

Germany, Denmark Repatriate Several Daesh-linked Families From Syria

Germany, Denmark Repatriate Several Daesh-linked Families From Syria

Will China's Promise to Reclaim Taiwan Result in Military Confrontation?

Will China's Promise to Reclaim Taiwan Result in Military Confrontation?

President Macron Reportedly Defends France’s Colonial Legacy in Algeria

President Macron Reportedly Defends France’s Colonial Legacy in Algeria

Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed Secures Second Five-year Term

Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed Secures Second Five-year Term

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