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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