May 21, 2014

The Deadly Mission of Boko Haram

Janine di Giovanni, Newsweek

The Associated Press

Boko Haram’s trademark killing method used to be gunmen on motorbikes who killed police or anyone else who stood up against the group. But the capture of the schoolgirls on April 14 from their school in Chibok put Boko Haram on the international map.

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May 14, 2014
Britain Made Nigeria, Boko Haram United It
Barnaby Phillips, LES
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... more ››
May 14, 2014
Why Boko Haram Might Be Unstoppable
David Francis, Fiscal Times
The Nigerian government blinked today in its standoff with Boko Haram, agreeing to talks with the group in an effort to get back 276 schoolgirls who were kidnapped in northern Nigeria three weeks ago. It’s another sign of... more ››
May 13, 2014
What Could Get U.S. Military in Nigeria
David Francis, The Fiscal Times
The offer comes as military advisers from the United States, France and other countries arrive to assist the Nigeria military in its inept search for the 276 school girls kidnapped three weeks ago. But other than advising and... more ››
May 13, 2014
How The West Underestimated Boko Haram
Christian Putsch, Die Welt
What remains unclear is whether the organization really cooperates with other terrorists in Africa or if they're only saying they do for propaganda purposes. Boko Haram published video material allegedly shows joint training... more ››
May 12, 2014
Slavery in Africa Is the Real Crisis
Emma Christopher, The Conversation
The mass kidnapping of schoolgirls by terrorist group Boko Haram in Nigeria is neither a new nor rare occurrence, though this does not make it any less shocking. Boko Haram has been active in Nigeria for five years and is just... more ››