January 3, 2013
Nigeria Heads Down Road Taken by Mali
Gwynne Dyer, Cape Breton Post
It is not known if the word “dysfunctional” was invented specifically to describe the Nigerian state — several other candidates also come to mind — but the word certainly fills the bill. The political institutions of Africa’s biggest country are incapable of dealing with even the smallest challenge. Indeed, they often make matters worse. Consider, for example, the way the Nigerian government has dealt with the Islamist terrorists of Boko Haram.
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