• People cross Lake Chad in canoes in Ngouboua, Chad, January 19, 2015. More than one million people may have been forced to leave their homes in northern Nigeria by the five-year-old insurgency of Islamist sect Boko Haram, according to the United Nations.
    The African forces responding to the growing threat from Boko Haram with a multinational military offensive should protect civilians and respect prisoners’ rights.