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October 17 2014

From Max Siollun's Website Fri Oct 17 2014, 11:50:28

  Nigeria's Chief of Defence Staff Air Marshal Alex Badeh has announced that Nigeria has agreed a ceasefire with Boko Haram and that Boko Haram will release over 200 schoolgirls it kidnapped over 6 months ago. Badeh said: "A ceasefire agreement has been concluded between the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Jama'atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda'awati [...]

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September 23 2014

From Max Siollun's Website Tue Sep 23 2014, 10:05:00

http://www.tflinks.com/articles/other/a013.html?1 Fascinating articles explaining the success of black (especially those of west African descent) athletes that is totally disproportionate to their percentage of the world population. The article attempts to explain some of the following anomalies: All of the thirty-two finalists in the last four Olympic men's 100-meter races are of West African descent. Blacks [...]

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From Max Siollun's Website Tue Sep 23 2014, 10:05:00

http://www.tflinks.com/articles/other/a013.html?1 Fascinating articles explaining the success of black (especially those of west African descent) athletes that is totally disproportionate to their percentage of the world population. The article attempts to explain some of the following anomalies: All of the thirty-two finalists in the last four Olympic men's 100-meter races are of West African descent. Blacks [...]

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September 22 2014

From Max Siollun's Website Mon Sep 22 2014, 13:07:00

http://progressivegeographies.com/resources/boko-haram-an-annotated-bibliography/?utm_content=bufferd0bb0&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=bufferFiled under: Africa, Miscellaneous

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From Max Siollun's Website Mon Sep 22 2014, 13:07:00

http://progressivegeographies.com/resources/boko-haram-an-annotated-bibliography/?utm_content=bufferd0bb0&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=bufferFiled under: Africa, Miscellaneous

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September 17 2014

From Max Siollun's Website Wed Sep 17 2014, 14:40:04

https://twitter.com/BBCAfrica/status/511869820812681216/photo/1 https://audioboo.fm/boos/2482659-oldest-nigerian-woman-to-give-birth-at-59  Filed under: People Tagged: babies, baby, birth, fertility, women

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From Max Siollun's Website Wed Sep 17 2014, 14:40:04

https://twitter.com/BBCAfrica/status/511869820812681216/photo/1 https://audioboo.fm/boos/2482659-oldest-nigerian-woman-to-give-birth-at-59  Filed under: People Tagged: babies, baby, birth, fertility, women

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September 16 2014

From Max Siollun's Website Tue Sep 16 2014, 14:34:34

Interview with the new Emir of Kano Muhammed Sanusi II (AKA Sanusi Lamido Sanusi) about the Boko Haram insurgency in northern Nigeria. Key points made by Sanusi: Islam "preaches education for all adherents". Marrying young Muslim girls off at a young age is actually a cultural (not Islamic) practice "that is not consistent with the [...]

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From Max Siollun's Website Tue Sep 16 2014, 14:34:34

Interview with the new Emir of Kano Muhammed Sanusi II (AKA Sanusi Lamido Sanusi) about the Boko Haram insurgency in northern Nigeria. Key points made by Sanusi: Islam "preaches education for all adherents". Marrying young Muslim girls off at a young age is actually a cultural (not Islamic) practice "that is not consistent with the [...]

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From Max Siollun's Website Tue Sep 16 2014, 13:42:44

Good article in Africa Confidential about how the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria will affect next year's presidential election. One surprise from the infographic map above is that although Adamawa State is under a state of emergency even though the number of deadly attacks in that State are about 25% of the number of attacks [...]

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