May 6, 2014

West Will Turn Nigeria into Afghanistan

Lindsey German, The Guardian

The Associated Press

There is rightly anger that so little has been done by the Nigerian government to find the girls, and that those who have demonstrated in huge numbers against President Goodluck Jonathan have themselves been accused of causing trouble or even temporarily arrested.

But we should be wary of the narrative now emerging. This follows a wearily familiar pattern, one we have already seen in south Asia and the Middle East, but that is increasingly being applied to Africa as well.

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TAGGED: Afghanistan, Nigeria, Boko Haram

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