May 14, 2014
Britain Made Nigeria, Boko Haram United It
Barnaby Phillips, London Evening Standard
The Associated Press
In a year of centenaries, one has gone unnoticed in the UK. In 1914, the British created Nigeria — when the country’s two very different territories of north and south were amalgamated. Muslims and Christians, feudal desert emirates and coastal towns were thrown together with little thought of how a viable country could ever be created out of such staggering diversity.
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