March 12, 2012

Terrorism Hampers Nigeria's Progress

Jonathan Power, Toronto Star

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The rise of Boko Haram has derailed a once hopeful dream for Nigeria.

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March 9, 2012
Nigeria Is Becoming Africa's Pakistan
Rob Crilly, Daily Telegraph
Africa's religious divide is visible from space. Satellite images show the browns and burnt yellows of the arid north giving way to tropical greens as the view moves from north to south. more ››
February 28, 2012
Why We Exaggerate Foreign Threats
Paul Pillar
Well worth a read is an article by Micah Zenko and Michael Cohen in the latest Foreign Affairs about the pervasive overstatement of threats facing the United States today. The world is not nearly as dangerous now as politicians... more ››
March 10, 2012
Nigeria: al-Qaeda's New Terror Heartland
Con Coughlin, Daily Telegraph
The radicalisation of Nigerian Muslims first entered the public consciousness in the West when the “underpants bomber” failed to blow up an American passenger jet as it landed at Detroit airport in December 2009. Umar... more ››
March 4, 2012
More False Dawns in Africa?
Walter Russell Mead, The American Interest
The development in many countries is certainly something to be optimistic about, but it's worth remembering sometimes that press coverage on Africa tends toward the over-optimistic. more ››