Ahmad Salkida
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Jun 28, 2013
Ahmad Salkida commented on Ahmad Salkida's blog post Fertile Grounds - ZAM Chronicles
"It is my pleasure meeting you (Claske) on this great platform. I did not write the article, I posted it here because the article mainly focus on my work on Boko Haram in Nigeria. You can contact ZAM on their website or the writer? All the best."
Jun 27, 2013
Claske Dijkema commented on Ahmad Salkida's blog post Fertile Grounds - ZAM Chronicles
"Hello Ahmad, My name is Claske and I set up an organisation for conflict transformation in France, Modus Operandi. We have created a database of peace resources pubishing analysis and experiences of peacebuilder, interviews reviews :…"
Jun 27, 2013
Ahmad Salkida posted a blog post

http://CEASEFIRE? DO NOT BE FOOLED, NIGERIANS.

CEASEFIRE? DO NOT BE FOOLED, NIGERIANS.By Ahmad Salkida.Sometime within the week, some shadowy character by the name Abu Mohammed Ibn Abdulazees, who claims to hold a commanding position within the ranks of the dreaded insurgents, Boko Haram, announced what he called a ceasefire. He said he had sat with officials of the government in Borno state and had come to the conclusion that muslims were also suffering under the sustained atmosphere of terror the sect had visited on residents of the…See More
Feb 1, 2013
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Nov 18, 2012
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htt://Love For European Football Transcends Violence In Northern Nigeria

Love for European football transcends violence in Northern NigeriaAhmad SalkidaPublished: November 18,2012Ahmed SalkidaSome Almajiri know more about English Premier League than the QuranThe word Almajiri strikes an innocent observer as a young child that wanders through the towns of Northern Nigeria; out of school, looking tattered, bare-footed, un-catered for, and often recruited to vend violence against non-Muslims and opposing groups.But underneath this seeming despair ascribed to most…See More
Nov 18, 2012
Femi Ibrahim commented on Ahmad Salkida's blog post Another Look At The Boko Haram Philosophy- Ahmad Salkida
"Salkida, this is great analysis. I wish to appreciate you for your great contribution on Boko Haram phenomenon. I equally want you to know that I relied heavily on the interview you grated Financial Time which was reproduced by the Nation Newspaper…"
Nov 7, 2012

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Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
I have since my taking to journalism in 2001 till date reported for several media organizations in Nigeria. I have made editorial contributions to the Africa Renewal, a publication of the United Nations devoted to research and development issues in Africa http://shar.es/Tr8rB.

With years of tracking developments, investigating curious phenomena in society and seeking informed opinions in order to make sense of the attendant news information. Each process of work in any news item is usually an experience in research work. Arising from this exposure it was not difficult for me to fit into the brief research related assignments that I undertook for GIZ, the German Development Agency in Nigeria as well as the DFID as media consultant and conflict analyst respectively.

My first-rate exclusive reports on the Insurgency in northern Nigeria served by the Boko Haram militant group unsettled a section of the local authorities. Consequently leading to threats to my life that earned me grants from the Committee to protect Journalist (CPJ), Reporters without Borders for press freedom, (RSF), Rory Peck Trust and PEN International Germany.

I now live with my family and work part time in the United Arab Emirates, and enjoy undertaking reporting assignments whether as editorial or survey initiative.
Please indicate if you're joining PCDN as an individual or organization (please mark the appropriate category)
individual (professional)
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroun / UAE
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
UAE
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Freelance Journalism
How many years professional experience do you have ?
11-15
What is one of your favorite websites in the field?
http://@contactSalkida on twitter
Which Languages do you speak Proficiently? (note we can not list all languages, only some major world languages or ones related to conflict regions)
Arabic
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Alternative Dispute Resolution, Conflict Resolution, Dialogue, Interfaith, Media, Terrorism
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Advocacy, Communication, Research
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
Conflict reporting, negotiation, Programs on deradicalization in West Africa.

Ahmad Salkida's Blog

TEARS FROM MAIDUGURI - Ahmad Salkida

Posted on June 28, 2013 at 7:24am 0 Comments

Growing up as a child in Maiduguri, Borno state left me with vivid memories. There were clear memories of affinity, of love, of trust, of sharing and good neighbourliness. By the way, I was born Christian, and raised as one but I also had among my very closest friends, muslims and in no way did any sense of difference amongst us highlighted. The adopted line of official lingo of "home of peace" seemed very fitting.



Today, that epitaph mocks at the state, its people and government. On… Continue

Fertile Grounds - ZAM Chronicles

Posted on June 27, 2013 at 3:11pm 2 Comments

By THEOPHILUS ABBAH

The deafening explosion shook our office, and our walls and ceiling trembled. Looking out of a now precariously loose window, I saw smoke oozing out of a high-rise building, located about two hundred metres away. The ‘This Day’ newspaper office had caught fire.

There was tumultuous noise and people from the nearby market and bus terminal were running helter-skelter.  One tweet at a time, we gradually understood that a Jeep left standing in the parking lot close to… Continue

http://CEASEFIRE? DO NOT BE FOOLED, NIGERIANS.

Posted on February 1, 2013 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

CEASEFIRE? DO NOT BE FOOLED, NIGERIANS.



By Ahmad Salkida.



Sometime within the week, some shadowy character by the name Abu Mohammed Ibn Abdulazees, who claims to hold a commanding position within the ranks of the dreaded insurgents, Boko Haram, announced what he called a ceasefire. He said he had sat with officials of the government in Borno state and had come to the conclusion that muslims were also suffering under the sustained atmosphere of terror the sect had visited… Continue

htt://Love For European Football Transcends Violence In Northern Nigeria

Posted on November 18, 2012 at 2:30pm 1 Comment

Love for European football transcends violence in Northern Nigeria

Ahmad Salkida

Published: November 18,2012



Ahmed Salkida

Some Almajiri know more about English Premier League than the Quran

The word Almajiri strikes an innocent observer as a young child that wanders through the towns of Northern Nigeria; out of school, looking tattered, bare-footed, un-catered for, and often recruited to vend violence against non-Muslims and opposing groups.

But underneath… Continue

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At 7:29pm on July 4, 2011, Julius Atanawhemera said…
Ahmad, fatastic job you are doing and please keep it up! more grace to your able.
At 7:27pm on July 4, 2011, Julius Atanawhemera said…
Ahmad, fatastic job you are doing, more grace to your able.
At 4:14pm on October 29, 2010, nancy brian mbaya (mrs.) said…
hi Salkida. Thanks for accepting my invitation to join this interactive network. The media of communication offers a wide range of opportunities for media practitioners like us to be peace builders. I hope we do that. Welcome to the world of reconciliation and peace building through the mass media.
At 2:04am on October 27, 2010, Muhammad Tahir Tabassum said…
Dear Dalkida,
Yes we will cooperat and support each other for mutual interest.
At 4:18pm on October 26, 2010, Muhammad Tahir Tabassum said…
Dear Salkida Ahmed,
Happy to know that you join best peace network and we welcome to you in peace community.
I am also journalist from Pakistan and we will in touch in future here.
 
 
 

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