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 [...]
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 [...]
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/hunting-boko-haram/ This is a PBS documentary (also shown on Channel 4 in the UK) about the Nigerian army's battle with Boko Haram. It contains very harrowing footage of suspects being allegedly killed by the army and their civilian allies the Civilian Joint Task Force. Civilians are being caught in the crossfire of the war between [...]
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p012s3zg Grim account by a rebel soldier on the battle for Freetown, Sierra Leone between the RUF and the Nigerian ECOMOG force. The rebel soldier joined the RUF after going through a horrific "initiation" of being forced to kill his own friend. Filed under: Uncategorized
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